Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Plan B

So I said at the beginning of the year that I would not do any more giveaways and I still plan to stick to that except where I have the chance to give something and introduce you to something that I think is inspirational or to help you grow in your walk with Jesus.
I'm excited to tell you about a book that is being released today. It's written by Pete Wilson who is pastor of a church in Nashville (that Angie Smith attends). I first heard about his book through Angie when he did a feature on them after they learned the news of Audrey. The book is Called Plan B. And I think there are SO MANY of you who could relate to this book (including myself). I could have used this book when I was single, when I was struggling with infertility, when Harper's birth didn't go like I thought it would. And I have no doubt there are many days ahead when life won't be picture perfect like I think it should be. Watch this video!

PlanB Promo from Cross Point Church on Vimeo.

In Plan B pastor and author Pete Wilson uses real life stories of disappointments and hurts along with the biblical stories of men and women like David, Joseph, and Ruth to help readers come to grips with the truth that they will face situations that in themselves they are completely unable to handle but that in them God is simply trying to get them to surrender their plans so that they can receive His. He identifies our common responses to difficulties and offers hope, helping us to

  • Understand what God might be up to
  • See how surrender helps us to receive God's plan
  • Embrace the community of believers
  • Reconcile a God of love with a life of tragedy and suffering


Wilson points readers to the cross as not just the starting line but the centerpiece of our story with God and shares that it is there we turn in our Plan B and find the undeniable relationship between crisis and our hope followed by true spiritual transformation. "God wants to live inside the questions" says Wilson and then reminds us that "the cross is proof that He does not always change the circumstance but that He always has a purpose in every circumstance. He will never let go of us. He will hold us and His cross will be an anchor for you.



It's in bookstores all across the country and on amazon.com. I'm giving away THREE copies HERE. Leave me a comment and I'll draw three winners on Thursday night.

676 comments:

Jaclyn said...

It sounds like a great book!

AmberS said...

I've had a lot of Plan B moments in my life. It sounds like a great book!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Sounds like a great book that I really want to read....

Mallory said...

I'd love to win this book!

Mary Feagley said...

Sounds great...we would love this for our group!

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

Love,love, love Pete Wilson and would love to win his new book. Praying for them ...

Beth said...

This sounds like a great read!

kace said...

I love his sermons.. and the interview he did with the smiths!

kelly said...

me me pick me!! :)

Niki @ Southern Baby Boutique said...

Sounds Wonderful!

kelsey said...

Looks like a great book!

NeverEnoughTime said...

would love to read this book!!!

Leah said...

Would love to get my hands on this!!

Hall Family in MD said...

Love Pete's blog and would love to have his book. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

amanda said...

Sounds like a great book!

Kayla said...

This sounds great! Would LOVE a copy! :)

Kara said...

Would love to read!

Allison said...

This book looks great. I'd love to win a copy.

Blissfully Enamored said...

i would love to win this book!!! i am sure it would be amazing to read!

Jennifer said...

Sounds like a great book, I would love to win!

Dawnette Thomas said...

This book sounds like it could be a good friends group book. Thanks for making me aware of it.

Tabi said...

I would love to read it!

Mica said...

Would love a chance to win. Sounds like a great book with great life lessons.

Jason, Betsy, Jackson said...

This sounds like a wonderful book, especially for those who have had lots of times when life doesn't turn out as planned!

Lizzie C. said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing.

onedayinmyworld said...

Sounds like a great book!

Ree

ree_clark@yahoo.com

Traci said...

Me me me!!! My whole life (I guess everyone's life really) is a plan B.

Susan said...

This book sounds great - I'd love a copy!

j3k said...

Thank you for the sharing this book. I'm always looking for a good read.

Our Comfy~ Cozy Life!!!! said...

Hope I win!

melissa said...

Sounds like a good book!

The Five Fares said...

Sounds like a great book! I would love it.

Shaunda said...

I LOVE inspirational reads! This one sounds great!!!

Heather said...

Sounds fabulous!

Laurie said...

I know I would enjoy this book as I am a mommy of 3 dealing with chronic migraine disease (almost daily head pain) and that was def not in my plan A! But God is teaching me so much through the experience. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Joe and Jen said...

I would love this book!! And it would be perfect for my life right now as my husband and I are struggling with infertility and a recent miscarriage. Thanks Kelly for doing this!

Brittany..Following my Bliss said...

Sounds like a wonderful book! Would love to win a copy and then would pay it forward and send it on to someone else to enjoy!

Paige said...

This would be SUCH a blessing in my life right now! Count me in :)

Kimberly said...

Would love to win it Kelly! thank you for doing this.

Marilyn said...

I would love to read this book. I have had to change my Plan A several times in life.

Shannon said...

I would love to read this book. I trying to learn from my experiences that aren't apart of Plan A.

Jessa said...

dear Kelly, this book seems incredible. if i win, i will definitely share this book with my mom and sister. we are all facing what seem to be insurmountable challenges, but i am learning to trust God, and i think this book will help me share that faith with my family.

and Harper is just more adorable every day!

Kandi said...

It sounds wonderful! Thank you Pete and Kelly!

moejolarry said...

I would love to read this book too!

brocks*mom said...

I'm having a Plan B moment right now. My son is in the NICU with PVL so he is very high risk for Cerebral Palsy. I need this book! Love your blog.

Angela said...

Oh, how I could use this!

Lindsay said...

This sounds like a great book! Thanks for entering me!

Kathleen Klynstra said...

I would love to read this book and pass it on to friends as well. I am trying to find joy in God's plan for my life, my plan B.

Beth said...

We're dealing daily with our Plan B. My son was diagnosed with a congenital defect 2 years ago and it has completely reminded me I'm not living "MY" plan anymore. If I don't win this book, I'll be buying it and probably be buying a couple of copies for a friend or two.

The Adventures of Baby Bond said...

I would love to win a copy of this book because I could benefit, as well as many I work with. Thanks

Brooke said...

I would LOVE to read this book!!!!!

Catherine said...

I would love to win this book!

Christy said...

What a cool giveaway...and a great gift idea for friends who need inspiration while going through hard times! This sounds like a book I would love to read!

Sarah said...

I will probably buy this if I don't win it...my fiance just broke off our engagement last week and I'm struggling so much....after being diagnosed with cancer a couple of years ago I thought God was bringing some joy back into my life but I guess that's not His plans for right now.

Rachel said...

I would love to read this. Sounds great!

All About Aleigha said...

Sounds like such a great book. I would love to read it!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Oh, this book sounds amazing!

Sarah said...

I would love to win this book. It looks really good and I think my husband would like to read it too!

momofall said...

I would love to win this book. My children are just becoming adults and it would be so good for them to read. Enjoy these precious days with sweet Harper. They fly by so quickly. dsfox625@hotmail.com

DARA said...

I would love to read this book!

KLP said...

What a great book! Thanks, Kelly!

pendy said...

I follow Pete's blog (as well as his wife) and have been inspired by his views. So interesting that Plan B came out on the very day he was out helping flood victims...

ktjane said...

Will have to add this to my summer reading list too!

Mobachs said...

this looks like an awesome book... well worth a read

Heather said...

I want this book!!!!!

Brittany said...

I love the part about how EVERYONE has an aspect of their life that isn't according to their plan. So true! Thanks for offering such a great giveaway.

Lauren said...

we could all learn from this book!

saraiwithani said...

This book sounds like the perfect encouragement for me right now.

Lindsay said...

Would love to read this! Thanks!!

M said...

Plan B seems to be my middle name, I bet this book is right up my alley!

Krystal said...

Sounds like an awesome book! I am about to be 25 and I'm sure I will have a lot of "Plan B" situations in the next few years with getting married, having kids, finishing school etc. I love reading your blog you have THE MOST PRECIOUS FAMILY!

Brianna said...

This book looks amazing!

Shari said...

Thanks for sharing about this book. I think I'll order it if I don't win your giveaway!

jenni said...

Sounds like a GREAT book!

spencerfam said...

Sounds like just the book I need! I would love to read it.

Kelly said...

I would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity. Sounds like an excellent read!

shartson said...

I would love to receive this book to read and then pass on to my sister! :)

Mum of 4 said...

Sounds like a great read, can't wait to read it. If I win I am giving it away, I couldn't wait and ordered one for myself and received it the other day.

Lauren @ Reading and Running said...

This sounds wonderful. Even if I don't win in going to check this out from the library or buy it because I think it would help me so much right now. I'm going through a rather disappointing time in my life with being unemployed and still seeking God's match for me and sometimes I find it hard to remember that God is still with me and He hears every cry and prayer. Thanks for sharing this with us!

Jodi said...

I feel like I am on "Plan B" right now! I need the encouragement!!

~Kathie~ said...

I would love to read this book!!!

Erica, Daniel, Emma & Georgia said...

Sounds like a book everyone could use in their lives!

Julie said...

Plan B sounds like a great read!
Julie

Tim said...

I would love to read this. Thanks!

Mateya said...

This sounds great!

Beth said...

Looks like a great book!

tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

Katy said...

I can't wait to read it! It sounds like something we can all relate too! Thanks for sharing, Kelly!

Jenny said...

Hope I'm picked!

Kyle and Darci said...

sounds like a great book, I would LOVE to win a copy!

Hayley said...

I would absolutely love to read this book! :-)

Alyssa said...

Isn't it funny how God always shows you something when you need to find it? As I sit completely overwhelmed and sad, I check your blog and you're giving this book away. I know for a fact that whether I win this or not, I will be getting this book. I think I need to read it! Thanks Kellyl!

Sandy said...

This year has been full of plan b's...

Sarah Kay said...

I could so use a Plan B right now!

Leigh said...

cant wait to read this! Thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

Sounds like a great book - I would love to read it!

Melissa said...

Sounds wonderful!! I'll have to add it to my list :)

Regina and David said...

Sounds like a great book. I think we would enjoy reading it.

Corby and Lauren said...

Sounds wonderful! I feel like my life is one giant plan b!

Karina said...

This books looks so awesome and relevant. Thanks, Kelly! Pick me! Please!

Lindsay said...

I would love to win a copy- it sounds like a great read!

Honey, Does This Blog Make Me Look Fat? said...

I really hope I win!

Just Me said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book! It looks great! I saw this quote on another blog---"Just because I'm not where I thought I'd be at this point in my life doesn't mean that I'm not exactly where I should be" and it spoke to me, just as the message of this book does. I'm so excited to have a chance to win a copy!
Amanda

Jackie said...

This sounds like a great book. I'd love to read it.

Victoria said...

sounds like a wonderful book that i could really use and relate to NOW! one of my favorite bible passages is jeremiah: 29:11 which goes along with God's plans for us, etc.
if i don't win this giveaway, i will totally get it from the library!

Michele said...

Oh I'd really love to have it! It was already on my Amazon list!

one.happy.momma said...

That book sounds amazing! I would love to read it and probably loan it out to all my friends! :)

Eric said...

Sounds like a great book!!!

Kylee said...

I would love to read this!

Alana said...

Sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing :)

Kathy said...

awesome! looks like a great book!
kathy k.

Erin said...

Sounds like it will be a great gook, would love to read it!

Jennifer said...

Im almost 25 and still single. It is really getting to me. I could really benefit from this book. Thanks for hosting!

Heather said...

Oh gosh, I bawled through that video. Plan B, the story of my life. Being diagnosed with cancer at age 32? Just one of many Plan B's I've had. I would love to win this book, but if not, it's one I think I need and will definitely be buying. Thanks for sharing and thanks for this giveaway!

John T. and Jessica said...

This sounds awesome! I would love to read it!

Shan said...

Sounds like a fabulous book - going to have to check it out!

Amanda Merchant said...

I am sure it would be an awesome book to read! Thanks!

The Ellenberg's said...

An applicable book for all and one I'm sure I will completely relate to!

Angie said...

Sounds like a great book! I would love to win & read it!

Thanks!

Denise said...

I want to win this for some dear friends of mine!

Raining Pearls said...

This book is calling out to me. Sibi from Pearls and Grace featured it today to. I would love to win a copy, but will run ut and grab one if I do not. Thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway!

Amanda said...

I would love to win this! It sounds like a great read.

Joe Anderson said...

love your blog and would love this book!! thanks for the opportunity!
linda
joeandlinda2000@yahoo.com

Katie said...

Kelly- WOW! This brought me to tears when I watched this video. It is exactly what is going on in my life right now. A newlywed who now has to go to Plan B. The struggle of combining finances, lives, families, etc..it can all be overwhelming. I am not sure why I decided to come over and read this "Plan B" post- something inside of me was telling me I needed to, boy- I am glad. If I am not a winner of this book, I will most definitely be going to pick it up!

Thanks for posting this! It is amazing the way that the Lord gives a message to us, isn't it?

Cori said...

Sounds like a great book!!!

Jennifer said...

Would love to win the book! lynch.jennifer4@gmail.com

Stacy said...

Oh I love to read and books like Plan B are the best..I hope I win this book, but if I don't thanks for showing it to me, so that I can get me one....

Brandi W said...

I would love to read this book!!

brandi.walzer@yahoo.com

Becky said...

Can't wait to read this book! Becky

The Hairstons said...

I would love to read it!!

Bolivian Boomie said...

So appropriate for everyone in every stage of life!

laneydebra@yahoo.com

lil' mama said...

Sounds like a great book!

Amanda said...

Looks like a great read!

DaisyGirl said...

I just watched the promo video. I wish I could be honest and tell you all the things from my life that came to mind. But I can be honest and tell you that I cried through the whole thing. If I don't win a copy, I will definately be purchasing one. If nothing else, thank you for introducing me to this book.

Andrea said...

I would love to win this book!

Gretta said...

Looks like a wonderful book ~ Thanks for the chance to win!

Sher-I said...

This book sounds Amazing and I would love to read it! May God Bless.

Jessica said...

I am always up for a great, Godly book!!

Amanda said...

This sounds like a very good read! I'd love a chance to win (=

Kristin said...

I too had a plan and it is not going in my direction! I really am trying hard to let it go and leave it in God's hands.

Sheena said...

I would love this book...to give to the perfect person!!!

Melissa said...

Can't wait to read it!

Bekah said...

I'm living a plan b life right now - sounds like a book I should read.

Kodi said...

I have been wanting to read this, and I'd love to win it! :)

Mallory said...

Would love to read this!

M.A. said...

This book seems to be exactly what I need right now! Thanks for sharing.

Gigi said...

I would love to have this book....thank you for the chance, and for your blog

Diane
jdeb@bresnan.net

Joyce said...

I NEED THIS BOOK-----WE ALL NEED THIS BOOK! Thanks, Kelly

Welcome to M and M World! said...

I have followed Pete & Brandi for awhile thanks to you & Angie!!! Looking forward to reading his book...what an inspiration!

Erin said...

I'd love to win this book!

aimee said...

looks like a great book that could be just what i need!

jenn said...

i'd love to have a copy of this book. thanks!

Wendy said...

I would love to win this book, read it, and then give it to a friend that NEEDS to read it! :)

A Truly Grand Haven said...

I would love this book!

Kim said...

i'd love to check this book out! :)

Sara said...

This seriously sounds like something I need to read. Badly. =o/

denise said...

have just discovered pete wilson. i have listened to many of his sermons in the past 2 weeks. am excited about reading his book even if i have to buy it.

The Albritton's said...

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this book!
christina.w.albritton@gmail.com

Gordy said...

It sounds like a great book...........i think we have all had some plan B moments in life

Dress Up & Dinosaurs said...

This sounds great. I'd love a copy!

Paige said...

Sounds like a book I need to read at this point in my life. Thanks for the chance!

The 'Ssippi Scoup said...

I will for sure be buying this book of I do not win a copy here. And I can tell you if I do win it, it will be the sweet Spirit talking to me, becuase that's just where I am right now! Thanks for the great give away!

Tiffany said...

This is exactly what I need in my life right now...Looks like an awesome book!!

Julie said...

Sounds like a great book. Would love to read it.

OurLittleBlessingS said...

i would love this book!

Connie said...

I would love a copy of Plan B...

Ruby's Fairy Godmother said...

Kelly, as a 49 year old single woman that has never married or had children...I could really use this book...as you can guess what my major disappointments are...I am on Plan B...I need this book...so if I don't win it then I will order it...cause I know the Lord wants me to read it.
Norah

The Tylers said...

Sounds like a great read!

Linz said...

I would love to win this book!

The Barron's said...

I would love to win this book!

The Hams said...

I would love to win this!!! I want to read it and I would love to share it with my friend, Rachel, who is struggling with infertiity. Thanks!

missy said...

Sounds like an incredible book - I can't wait to read it!

Missy A!

carolinapeach said...

Looks like a great book. Great plan!

Ashley said...

I would love to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win!

susanv said...

Would love to read this book!!

Gina said...

I would love a good book to read!!!!

Kelly said...

I would love a copy of this book :)

kristine said...

so excited to read this book!!!

Kathryn said...

What an awesome book! Thanks Kelly for doing this and spreading God's love.

Carri said...

I would love to win (or even buy HA!) a copy of this book! It seems so good after watching the promo!

Mary Lynn said...

I would love to win this book!

Jess said...

I'd love this book.

jbrodt at gmail dot com

Silvy said...

i'd love a copy! :)

Lindsay Lu said...

Sounds like a book everyone should read--believers and non-believers alike. I'm excited to read this!

Erica said...

I would love a copy of this book.

erica.nall@gmail.com

chrisandtif said...

Sounds like a great book.

O Mom said...

seem to be having a plan B time in my life right now, could use this. thanks for talking about it.

Mary Ludwig said...

I'd love to read!!! Thanks!

Joy said...

Been following for a while :) Harper is about the sweetest punkin around <3

Joy

Auntie D said...

Would love to win a copy!

carol wilks said...

Want to win this book! I will keep my fingers crossed!! Love your blog! It is so fun to see what you have going on in your life like we are friends and I cant wait to see what you are up to! Have a blessed week!

Carlie said...

I definitely want to read this.

Amanda M. said...

I would love to win this book and think I'd benefit from it so much!

Mississippi Girl said...

I wouls love to read this book!

Elizabeth Hubbard said...

Kelly, I would love to read this book and also share it with my Aunt who recently lost her 16 yr old son in a car accident.

anm_2006 said...

I would absolutely love to read this book!

Melissa Martin said...

Sounds like a great book! Can't wait to read it!

Rose said...

I would LOVE to read this! So applicable!

amy said...

Sounds great...would love to read it!

Makila said...

Would love it!

Lori said...

Would love to read this book.

 
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