Sometimes a book comes along that hits you like a ton of bricks. “Empty Promises” is that kind of a read. My friend and pastor Pete Wilson’s new book is not only something I’m proud to be part of, but it truly is a powerful reminder of how easy it is for me to be trapped by the dangers of the empty promises.
When asked about the book, Pete says,
“I wrote this book because I see a natural drift in my life. It’s a drift toward things that do not satisfy me, have never satisfied me, and have no hope of ever satisfying me, but I still continue to pursue them anyway.”
How ironic is it that although we’ve had gadgets, relationships, success, beauty and all these things that the world says, “This is what satisfies you,” we’ve had those things…and we’ve tasted them….and they didn’t satisfy.
So much of my life has been wasted on this lie: More of what we already possess that does not satisfy us is somehow going to bring us joy and happiness. How crazy is that?! We think more of what doesn’t work might work. I know it sounds funny, but it’s also sad because this is where a bulk of humanity is stuck.
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I’m glad Pete wrote this book. It spoke to me deeply. You need to read it. Buy it here.
I’m giving away 5 copies of the book to people who leave a comment on this post.
When was the last time you had to deal with an empty promise? Something that never deliver on what you had hoped for.