As most of you know, Pete Wilson is my friend and pastor. When he asked me to endorse his first book Plan B, I happily accepted. Here’s what I wrote…
“While reading Plan B, I cheered, wept, and rediscovered parts of my faith that I’d long given up on finding. Like a conversation with an old friend, Pete Wilson’s reflections about God and life are engaging, sensitive, and moving. As far as I’m concerned, if you’re working on plan A, Plan B is a good prerequisite.”
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I wrote this post below several months ago. But since Pete’s book is now available to purchase, I thought I’d reprint it…
My pastor/friend, Pete Wilson, is preparing to release his first book, Plan B, in May.
I’m so excited for people to experience Pete’s book–not just because Pete is my pastor and friend, but because the “Pete” who tells stories, shares thoughts, and laments his own pain/hardships in Plan B is the same “Pete” I know and love in real life. Now, Pete’s not perfect, and what I find refreshing is that he doesn’t even strive to be perfect. He’s just Pete.
And that’s what I love about him.
Pete is the first “pastor” who knows my whole story–the good, bad, and medicated. As my pastor, but mostly my friend, he’s walked with me through the crashing down of my own “plan As” and the journey toward settling into the uncomfortable realities of my “plan Bs.” He and I don’t always agree on theology, but that’s okay when you trust somebody. And I trust Pete. Not “put-him-on-a-pedestal” kind of trust. Human trust. Friend trust. Speak-in-to-my-life trust. Call-me-out trust. The kind of trust that comes with grace, hope, conversation and kindness. Because grace without hope, conversation, and kindness most often isn’t grace, but rather an unintentional fear tactic.
So far, the grace Pete has shown me hasn’t aged me.
I feel honored to have Pete in my life, and am praying that thousands of people will get to experience his simplicity, kindness, and wisdom in Plan B.