Empty Promises

Pete Wilson is the senior and founding pastor of Cross Point Church, located in Nashville, Tennessee.

his first book, Plan B, was a hit. his second book is Empty Promises.

empty promises are idols; things we look to for something only God can give us. it doesn’t have to be a golden calf or statue. most times it’s not, actually. money, possessions, status, our job, and many other things can be idols/empty promises in our lives.

early in the book Wilson establishes we’ll have idols in our lives. he quotes John Calvin who said: “The human heart is a perpetual factory of idols.”

no, “…the question we’re dealing with in [Empty Promises] is… Which idol is God’s biggest rival in your life?”

Wilson is very open, honest, and vulnerble in the book. it’s part theological reflection, part autobiography. Wilson shares stories from his own personal family life and his role as a pastor to illustrate the points being made.

Empty Promises asks a lot of great questions and provokes some wonderful thought.

it’s a great read.

“Book has been provided courtesy of Thomas Nelson and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Thomas Nelson.”

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