Hope changes everything.
It can disarm guilt, shatter shame, and put your past in its place. All you have to do is make the choice to let it in. It won’t be easy. It won’t be quick. But it is possible and we serve a God who promises over and over again that anything is possible.
Pete Wilson, pastor and the author of Plan B, presents a new look at the power of healing through hope, revealing 4 unique choices that have the potential to change your life forever.
With Wilson’s telltale cadence and candor, Let Hope In explores accounts of seemingly hopeless moments in the Bible illustrating God’s ultimate plan for healing by letting hope fill the dark places of your past.
Discover how pain that is not transformed becomes transferred. Embrace the freedom of being okay with not being okay. Learn that a life of trusting is far more magnificent than a life of pleasing. Because hurt people hurt people, but free people have the power to free people.
So make today the day that you get unstuck. The day you fill your past with the light of hope, the day you say good-bye to regret and shame. The day you choose to change your future and embrace who God created you to be, simply by making the choice to let hope in.
|About the Contributor(s)||Pete Wilson
Pete Wilson is the founding and senior pastor of Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Pete desires to see churches become radically devoted to Christ, irrevocably committed to one another, and relentlessly dedicated to reaching those outside of God’s family. Pete and his wife, Brandi, have three boys.
|Release Date||Oct 1, 2013|
- Review by JustKaren67
Let Hope In, Pete Wilson’s newest book, is about living the way you were created to be and letting go of what is holding you back – regret, fear, lack of trust, unforgiveness and so many other things. It is about making choices, which Pete Wilson explains, 4 specific choices we all should make. These choices lead us to freedom, “freedom from all the guilt, all the shame, all the stuff you’ve been carrying, maybe for years and years.”
This book is easy to read, although it will challenge you (I suggest you have a pen and notebook handy to write stuff down). It is broken in to 4 main sections (the choices we need to make). Each section then has 3-4 chapters which explain each choice. The author is honest and transparent. He shares stories about his own mistakes and stories of mistakes other people have made. He tells you he doesn’t have it all figured out, because he really doesn’t. He writes biblical truths to help the reader see that we are all struggling, we all have issues and that there REALLY is a God who wants to renew us and tell us who we really are – loved, set free, forgiven, restored completely! I will tell you my hardest chapter was chapter 3 – No Regrets. Why? Because we all have them. Maybe mine aren’t the typical ones, you know, I wish I had gone to college, I wish I had finished high school, I wish I had never … (fill in the blank). However, as a parent, there are things I wish I had done differently. Here’s the greatest thing - I can let go, I don’t have to look back, neither do you! My past is in my past and God is not concerned about where I’ve been, but where I am going.
While this book is Christian based, it is my opinion that everyone should read it, because we all need Hope. We were made for more, pick up the book, you will be glad you did! Because Hope Changes Everything. #LetHopeIn www.LetHopeIn.com
***I received a free copy of this book as part of a Launch Team for my honest review, whether negative or positive. This review is my own personal opinion of the book.
(Posted on 10/9/2013)
- Review by Brooke
Full disclosure: I was blessed to be a part of the launch team for this book and received a free advance copy in return for an honest review. (Posted on 10/5/2013)
- Review by Kimberly
It's right in the title. Let Hope In. As Pete says, Your past is not your past if it's still impacting your present. In this book, Pete shares some of the stories of people he's counseled over the years and to help us see how our past impacts us. He uses several Biblical stories to help us understand how God wants to heal us from our past and present hurts.
I'm really not one to write in books, but I have a feeling that might change with this one. There's just so many good lines and passages in here. Some that I'd like to put up on a wall in a place where I'm sure to see it. Starting with just two words: But God . Those two words and what he says about them have had a major impact on my prayer life. Then I got hit by this gem which I loved: God is bigger than your history and more concerned with your destiny . And that was just chapter 1!
I'm a pretty fast reader, but it took me a long time to get through this - not because I wasn't enjoying it, but because it gave me so much to think about. This is going to be one that I'm going to return to over and over again. I believe that Let Hope In is going to be a major blessing to everyone who reads it and I really couldn't recommend it high enough. Get this book. Seriously. Not a Christian? I don't think you have to be in order to get something out of this. You might get a little more out of it if you are a Christian, but this book is very accessible. We could all benefit from a little more hope in our lives. The more hope we have, the better. We just have to choose to let it in. Let Hope In will show you how to do that.
*I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. (Posted on 10/3/2013)
- Review by Veronica
My overall impression: The book is accessible and relational. People need this.
Most people have areas in which they struggle. Struggles which limit or derail their lives. Most everyone is in need of hope.
In "Let Hope In", Pete leads readers to biblical truths that, although seem apparent, remain the most difficult to embrace and assimilate into daily thinking, living and acting. Pete alerts the reader to active choices that can be made to transition to new mental patterns and new habits of living and being.
Some of what Pete says may challenge dearly held assumptions and beliefs. But, transformation challenges individuals to their core. During the course of reading the book, if mindful, the reader becomes aware that we partner with God in our destinies. Eventually this encompassing message stands out in relief: There is so much to hope for in our areas of struggle, pain and stagnation.
In the pages of "Let Hope In", Pete reminds us of the never-ending fountain of hope that pushes the human spirit forward and develops resilience in every soul that longs for better and desires more than the provincial life.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I participated as a member of the launch team for Pete Wilson's "Let Hope In". As a member I received an advanced copy to read,as well as, a t-shirt, arm bands and sunglasses for marketing and promotional purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I've attempted to present an objective review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 <[...]> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." (Posted on 10/3/2013)
- Review by Megan
These are some quotes from the book that really hit home with me:
"My hope is based on a God who can do and will do the impossible."
"God's main purpose for you is not what you do. It's who you become."
"Time doesn't heal all wounds; God heals wounds."
The book is broken down into 4 choices that a person must make in order to let hope in.
CHOICE 1: Choosing to transform instead of transfer.
CHOICE 2: Choosing to be okay with not being okay.
CHOICE 3: Choosing to trust rather than please.
CHOICE 4: Hurt people, hurt people, but free people, free people.
If you want to learn how to no longer hide from your past, but to make your future full of hope, than this book is for you! (Posted on 10/3/2013)
- Review by Patti
I have had the privilege to read an advanced copy of “Let Hope In,” the new book by Pastor Pete Wilson. I can tell you that this book has blessed me in ways I never imagined.
We all need hope.
A deeply rooted hope in something that is greater than ourselves. Greater than any thing or any one. Hope than can only come through the source. A loving God.
Holding onto baggage from our past sets us up for defeat and a feeling of never being able to “measure up.” We carry shame, guilt and regret into every relationship and situation, only to have those things perpetuate a negative pattern and choices that keep us from having the kind of relationship with God that He longs to have with us.
Pastor Pete takes readers on a journey to release the strongholds of the past, learning along the way of the sweetness of hope that comes through a relationship that is pure and true. One with the giver of all hope, Jesus.
The book takes readers through a process of changing by focusing on four choices:
1. Choosing to transform instead of transfer.
2. Choosing to be okay with not being okay.
3. Choosing to trust rather than to please.
4. Hurt people hurt people, but free people free people. Choose to free people.
It’s not an easy journey, but it is worth it. This book will help you start to transition from painful patterns of the past into the freedom of forgiveness and living a life of complete trust in God. It’s only then can we truly have the kind of hope that we all long for in this life. (Posted on 10/3/2013)
- Review by Heather
Are you feeling stuck and just do not know how to move forward? Sometimes you just need some one to tell you how, to give you a plan. This book is that plan.
"Discover how pain that is not transformed becomes transferred. Embrace the freedom of being okay with not being okay. Learn that a life of trusting is far more magnificent than a life of pleasing. Because hurt people hurt people, but free people have the power to free people."
"No matter how well put together the people around you may appear, I promise you, EVERYONE needs healing."
Learn how to trust people, not just please people.
It comes back to making 4 choices:
Choice #1: Choosing to Transform Instead of Transfer
Choice #2: Choosing to Be Okay With Not Being Okay
Choice #3: Choosing to Trust Rather Than Please
Choice #4: Hurt People, Hurt People, But Free People, Choose to Free People (Posted on 10/1/2013)