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Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World

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13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Love Does

You know what? I really liked this book. It was a fun compilation of whimsical and fascinating stories by a man who is saved by the grace of Yeshua. The way this man sees life and walks through it is remarkable. From stories of proposals, purchases, children, slaver...
You know what? I really liked this book. It was a fun compilation of whimsical and fascinating stories by a man who is saved by the grace of Yeshua. The way this man sees life and walks through it is remarkable. From stories of proposals, purchases, children, slavery, prisons, guns, Disneyland, and other seemingly unconnected places, the overall theme of love prevails. Goff is not incredibly theological and doesn't really even quote Scripture that much (he more often talks about what Yeshua did while not referencing specific verses). I love (no pun intended) the theme of a love that goes out and actually does stuff. At times, one could feel insignificant when compared to a man who goes around pursuing justice for children in Uganda--a man who frees child prisoners and sets up schools in poor places. However, what I like best about this book is that Goff never comes off as ostentatious or a braggart. Will we all be social activists who live their life like Goff? Of course not. But what one does learn from this book is that everyone can DO something, no matter how small; and that Yahweh loves us all the same. It doesn't matter if someone DOES more than someone else. What matters is that we all DO something. Also, all proceeds of this book go to charity. Since each chapter is a separate life story, one can leave this book for a while and come back to it later...not missing a beat.

posted by Teresa_Konopka on April 25, 2012

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

highly reommended

Inspiring with many humorous examples. Worth a second read.

posted by 1613533 on September 20, 2013

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  • Posted July 22, 2013

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    Loving is Doing

    Interesting book of short stories on Bob Goff's experiences in growing up, family, career and about his adventures. It is a good light read with some profound principles of not only talking love, but doing love everyday. Google Bob Goff and you will get a better understanding of how this man has made a positive impact on the lives of many people, here in the United States and many children internationally.

    I was most impressed with the "spirit" of the man. Goff sees no hurdle too large or chasm too deep to bridge a way, and he always starts with people. One of his many adventures is Restore International which I will leave up to you to investigate, but once knowledgeable about this organization you are captured by Goff's heart for people.

    A great read recommended for those who really what to understand the term love.

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  • Posted May 27, 2013

    Love Does by Bob Goff Bob Goff is one secretly incredible man.

    Love Does by Bob Goff
    Bob Goff is one secretly incredible man. He is the type of guy who makes peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for a girl he admires and leaves them under her windshield wiper. He has an “office” at Tom Sawyer Island in Disneyland. He took his kids on a world tour to eat ice cream with heads of state. And now, he has written a book about his life and the lessons he has learned.
    His writing style is very similar to Donald Miller (they are friends) and the chapters are very short and readable. He doesn’t spend time preaching at the reader, but rather shares what he has learned about love, which is love DOES something. I found this book to be entertaining and thought-provoking. If you are a fan of Donald Miller and like books that fall in this genre including Anne Lamott, no doubt you will enjoy this book.

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  • Posted July 29, 2012

    It is a practical book but at the same time, the author shares a

    It is a practical book but at the same time, the author shares a lot of stories about people who influenced his life and faith and also life experiences that shaped his image of God and the way he now thinks about faith and God’s love.
    From the first stories in the book you can see that Bob Goff is the kind of man that does things, takes risks without thinking or planning very much ahead. I liked his take on life, maybe because I am the exact opposite or maybe because it allowed him to be open to a life full of adventure and great experiences with God and other people.
    The book is really great to read, it has a lot of interesting and crazy stories that made me giggle a lot. Even though I thought that maybe his life philosophy was a little simplistic I think I came to realize that love is really all about deeds and not about ideas or words, or even feelings. We tend to have an opinion about everything but stop at that. Well, I think this book is kind of a challenge for us to go beyond having an opinion and start doing something, start experiencing, because there’s more to life than this, we are invited to a great adventure that starts with doing things, because:
    "Love is never stationary. In the end, love doesn’t just keep thinking about it or keep planning for it. Simply put: love does."

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    Posted July 11, 2012

    This book will propel you in a new direction.

    Mr. Goff offers a refreshing perspective on intentionality. You won't be able to function on auto-pilot after reading this book.

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