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Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World Paperback – April 30, 2012
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'If this book does not make your heart beat faster, book the next flight to Mayo Clinic!' -Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church, Chairman, Willow Creek Association --Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church, Chairman, Willow Creek Association
'Bob Goff is a one-man tsunami of grace, a hurricane of love. He doesn't just talk about change, he really is change, as Love Does chronicles in such a vivid way. Yet, Love Does doesn't leave you feeling like you want to celebrate its author, it awakens a sense deep within that you, too, have an outrageous role to play in God's unfolding story or rescue and repair.' -Louie Giglio, Passion Conferences/Passion City Church --Louie Giglio, Passion Conferences/Passion City Church
'An interesting and compelling story (with Young Life roots) that ends with a practical challenge and punch: 'love does' and God can use you to do it!' -Denny Rydberg, President, Young Life --Denny Rydberg, President, Young Life
About the Author
Bob Goff is the founder of Love Does, a nonprofit organization that operates schools and pursues justice for children in conflict areas such as Uganda, Somalia, Iraq, and other countries. Bob is a lawyer and serves as the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Uganda to the United States. He is adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School and Point Loma Nazarene University and lives in San Diego with Sweet Maria, their kids, and extended family.
Donald Miller helps people live a better story at storylineblog.com and helps leaders grow their businesses at storybrand.com. He is the author of several books, including the bestsellers Blue Like Jazz and A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Betsy, and their chocolate lab, Lucy.
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The book describes the extraordinary whimsical adventures that the author has lived, all as a result of saying "yes" to opportunities. After failing to get into law school, he camped every day outside the dean's office until the dean let him in. When saying "yes" to what he thought was a friend's prank, he found himself appointed as honorary consul for Uganda. After 9/11 he encouraged his children to write to world leaders, and they were invited to go and visit several of them. He joined some friends in a small boat for the Transpac Race from Los Angeles to Hawaii. In Uganda, he arranged for hundreds of young prisoners who were being held without trial to have their cases heard and be freed.
The book is full of funny and entertaining stories, but more than that, it issues a challenge to the reader: Every morning when you wake up you get the invitation to live a life of complete engagement, a life where love does. It is an invitation to participate fully in this amazing life for one more day, and yet it is an invitation which most people turn down. How are you going to respond?
I have read a lot of great Christian books which contain interesting stories and good advice on ways of following Jesus more closely, but I cannot remember any that grabbed my imagination and presented a fresh and original challenge as forcefully as this one. This is simply an outstanding book, and I highly recommend it, particularly for young adults. (An electronic copy was provided to me by BookSneeze for review purposes.)
- Easy to read
- Fun, thrilling stories
- Promotes living in the moment, trusting God
- Very whimsical and story driven
- It's like a compilation of sermon stories without the actual message.
Bob Goff narrates the book in an easy-going, personal, down-to-earth style. His life is packed with the extraordinary because he refuses to live life in an average way. When he decides he wants to do something, he does it and he does it with love. I'm challenged to LIVE out love every time I pick up "Love Does" because living a life full of God's love really does change everything.
Bob Goff words brim with love and enthusiasm for people, *all* people. It's so extremely clear that he understands that people, not things, are the most important things in life. His stories are extremely mind boggling, and I don't say that lightly. The first time I read the book my mouth kept falling open and I'd have to put the book down to run and tell a sibling all about what had just happened. And then find someone else and tell them about it. Even now, in my second read through, I want to tell everyone about it because it's *that* good!
I was shocked when I looked at Amazon and saw that some there were some 1 and 2 star reviews. (Although 86% are 5 star and 9% are 4 star.) After thinking about it for a while, I realized that some people were reading the book with the wrong attitude in mind (some people commented that it was a book of Bob bragging). When I read the book I was totally challenged to have a love that does, not just is. Bob talks about great things he's done, but I never felt it was in a bragging way... Instead it felt like he was so incredibly excited and enthusiastic about living the life that God has for him that he wants to do anything and everything he can to help other people live the life that God meant for them to live, as well.
Take for instance the fact that he put his personal cell phone number in the back of the book and said "If I can do anything at all to help you or if you just want to say 'hey,' then go ahead and give me a call." And then he always answers the phone. I was watching an interview and he says he gets around 100 calls each day and he always answers the phone, even if it's in the middle of the night. That, my friends, is an incredible way to live a life of love.
He's a lawyer (the story of how he became one is, in and of itself, worth buying the book to read), and he regularly travels to Uganda to help the children there. The average age of the population in Uganda is 14 because the country has been torn apart by war. Bob talks about how when he first went over there were tons of kids in prison, so he began looking into what that was all about. It turns out that the kids were being put in prison for extremely small things (such as if a parent complained about how a teenage boy looked at their daughter, then the boy would go to prison), and there wasn't a system in place, so the kids just sat there... for literally years. So he came back to the USA and gathered a group of lawyers and judges and then went over to Uganda together and got a court in session and began trying the cases and setting dozens of children free. Then of course they needed to build a school for the kids (hence where the proceeds from this book go), and I could go on and on, but really, you should just read this book for yourself.
I have a feeling that this book isn't going to be very coherent because I'm so very amazed and happy buy it. Really, you should just go buy it and be challenged and laugh a ton and change the way you see life and then change the way you live life.
Also, you should look "Bob Goff" up on YouTube. Here's one of his talks:
[...] (Please note, although he is very sensitive with what he says, the story might not be appropriate for children.)
And now, please buy the book.