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Empty Promises

We all long for more of something in our lives. In our endless pursuit to feel worth and acceptance we find ourselves sacrificing everything for the promise to be a little more beautiful, a little richer, a little more powerful and successful, a little more loved.
How do we break free from these empty pursuits and start chasing the only Promise that will ever satisfy? How do we uncover the hidden idols that are driving us and turn our devotion toward the one true God?
Join Pastor and best-selling author Pete Wilson in discovering the joy and freedom that comes with seeking after God with your whole life. Learn how to replace, and not just relinquish, life’s empty promises by turning your focus and worship toward Him. It is the only thing that will set you absolutely free from the endless pursuit of everything else.

What Others Are Saying

“Pete has unlocked some practical and challenging insights that will lead you to a deeper relationship with Christ.”

Steven Furtick

Lead Pastor, Elevation Church
Author, Sun Stand Still

“A great encouragement to those who have found themselves on a pathway filled with empty promises.”

Brian Houston

Senior Pastor, Hillsong Church

“Pete Wilson is the real deal. And this book is an essential tool for understanding the real you. We all long for something more in our lives. Empty Promises provides the framework to uncover God’s best for us. A wake up call to our generation!”

Brad Lomenick

Executive Director, Catalyst

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Plan B

What do you do with a shattered dream? Or an unmet expectation? What do you do when your life isn’t turning out the way you thought it would? What do you do when you have to turn to Plan B?
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 us.”

What Others Are Saying

“If your life is going according to plan, if your pain level is low and your ease meter is high, you probably don’t need this book. BUt for the rest of us, I am glad it’s around.”

John Ortberg

Pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
Author, The Me I Want To Be

“What do you do when you wake up with shattered dreams and unmet expectations? Pete Wilson’s book, Plan B, offers honest encouragement and spiritual insights when life doesn’t go as planned.”

Craig Groeschel

Senior Pastor,
Author of The Christian Atheist

“Pete Wilson is a fresh voice … he provides honest hope, a sound biblical base and real answers. What also touched me as a reader was his warmth and authenticity.”

Dr. John Townsend

author of Boundaries

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