There are some books you hear about early and you just know they’re going to be very important. Pete Wilson’s newest is that kind of book. Let Hope In: 4 Choices That Will Change Your Life Forever is just about perfectly timed to have a very big impact (be sure and take a look at the church-wide campaign option).
Wilson, the lead pastor of Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN, is both a gifted writer and an insightful anthropologist/sociologist; like one of the men of Issachar, able to understand the times. Although deeply biblical, Let Hope In wrestles with a topic and presents it in a way that is cross-cultural and will inspire and move both Christ followers and their neighbors.
Written in an easy, conversational style, Let Hope In is a book that will end up being read by many. Pete’s personal stories and examples build a kind of familiarity that leave you with the sense that you’re really just talking with a friend, listening to his wisdom as he lays out a life-altering point of view; a very wise pathway.
The four choices are powerfully simple and absolutely transformational:
- Choosing to transform instead of transfer
- Choosing to be okay with not being okay
- Choosing to trust rather than please
- Choosing to free people rather than hurt them
Like Pete’s other books (Plan B and Empty Promises), Let Hope In is both deeply personal and aggravatingly practical. It is the kind of book that is a page-turner. You’ll be quickly caught up in the stories and freshly rendered biblical accounts. Let Hope In is also the kind of book that leads you over and over again to now obvious conclusions. The four choices lead to “the grace of release from where you have been so you can receive what God has for you now.”
Let Hope In is a powerful book. I think it’s going to be the book that many, many people point to as the instrument God used to give them hope for the very first time. I’m thinking about who I know that need to read it. I’m rereading it already. It’s that kind of book.
P.S. Making Let Hope In a great church-wide campaign option, a six-session DVD-enhanced study based on Let Hope In releases in December, 2013. You can learn about it right here.