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Let Hope in

4 Choices That Will Change Your Life Forever
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Your past is not your past if it’s still impacting your present.

Do you ever feel as though your life has become a broken record? You’re hearing the same song play over and over again? Nearly every human being on earth has likely spent some time on the carousel of pain. Whether you’re dealing with the guilt and regret of your own sinful choices, or you’re sitting in the shame of someone else’s deceitful actions, God wants to bring you healing. Pastor Pete walks us through the process of transformation, teaching us that if pain is not transformed, it will only be transferred. He reveals God’s truths in this process through the biblical accounts of Joseph and David.  Pete identifies the process of changing your life by these 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

Whether you’re looking for a new beginning or just ready for a renewal in your walk with God, Pete shows us that anything is possible when you learn how to make new choices and let hope in.

Contributor(s) Pete Wilson
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.

ISBN-10 0849964563
ISBN-13 9780849964565
Release Date Oct 1, 2013
Weight (lbs) 0.5000
Height 8.2
Width 5.5
Length 240
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $15.99
Format Paperback
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by JustKaren67
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Hope. Changes. Everything. This is my summary of a book I just read. Because hope DOES change everything. Hope changes fear, regret, anger, brokenness, wounds, the past, our beliefs, our walk, my entire life. Hope moves you forward. Hope sets you free. Hope brings healing and courage. But what IS hope? Its definition is both a noun and verb. It is a feeling of expectation and desire for something. It is to believe or trust; to expect. Hope is universal, we all need it. It is NOT a wish for something better but a belief that the future WILL be better. In every situation, when you put your hope in something, your thoughts change, you feel better, you hold on a little longer. It’s like deep inside, something tells you it will be OK, it will get better.

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 10/9/13)
Review by Brooke
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If you find yourself in a season where you feel like you've lost hope, this is just the book to help you find it again. There are so many struggles in life that can make it easy to fall into a sense of hopelessness. With this book, Pastor Pete Wilson shares four choices that we each have that help us find hope again and he then expands on each of those choices with real-life stories (both his own and others) and Scripture that show that concept in action. Wilson writes with a transparency and authenticity that make you feel like a friend is talking to you; his writing is real and honest. Wilson reminds the reader throughout that "Our hope is based on a God who can do and will do the impossible." We just have to trust in Him; He will make all things new no matter what our past looks like or what we think our future might look like.

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 10/5/13)
Review by Kimberly
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Let Hope In was written by Pete Wilson, who is the founding and senior pastor of Cross Point Church which is one of the fastest growing churches in America. This is his third book and my personal favorite. Though I did enjoy both his first book, Plan B, and his second, Empty Promises. It's funny that I got the opportunity to read Let Hope In at this point in my life, a time when this is exactly the kind of message I needed. I think that that will be the case for many, if not most, of the people who read this book. Because we all go through times where something awful happens and we don't know what to do about it.

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 10/3/13)
Review by Veronica
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My review does not follow the formal review format. It is more a reflection.

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 10/3/13)
Review by Megan
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As a member of Crosspoint Church where Pete Wilson preaches I've always loved how his sermons take stories from the Bible and relate them to everyday life. That is no different for this book. Pete takes stories about Joseph, David and others and uses real life examples to show that your past doesn't have to impact your future. In other words, learn to transform instead of transfer.

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 10/3/13)
Review by Patti
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“Your past isn’t your past if it’s still impacting your present.”
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 10/3/13)
Review by Heather
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Sitting in the shadow of shame? Dealing with the guilt and regret? Feeling Lost and Hopeless?

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 10/1/13)

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