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3.0 out of 5 stars The Most Interesting Man in the World, June 11, 2012
This review is from: Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World (Paperback)
Perhaps the best reaction to Bob Goff's autobiographical devotional, Love Does, is from Twitter user @prophiphop:"I'm convinced @bobgoff's life is who 'the most interesting man in the world' is modeled after." It's an entertaining read, though occasionally off-putting whenever he falls into dissing established churches. I can't recall a single prop to any church, leaving the impression that it's pretty much up to Lone Ranger Christians and parachurch organizations to carry the torch these days. Furthermore, the most obvious inspiration for how love "does" is missing: the cross. I would like to see him use his extraordinary talent for story telling not only to tell us how to emulate Jesus the Countercultural Dude but Jesus the Willing Sacrifice.
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Initial post: Jun 7, 2013 3:19:17 AM PDT
Diane Brewer says:
I guess your review was a standard ho-hum review. It sure didn't capture the excitement the book made me feel.
Really? You want this lawyer who is writing a book to be better at being a theologian? Isn't he doing quite a lot already?! I found it refreshing and bright. . . .uplifting and exciting. My advice to a perspective reader would be: Don't go into this book knowing too much. Stop reading about it and start reading it. Great read!
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