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

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

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

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

by Bob Goff


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The runaway New York Times bestseller!

Can a simple concept shift your entire world? Bob certainly thinks so. When it comes to loving your neighbors, rather than focusing on having the "right answers" or checking the "right boxes," what if you decide to simply DO love? To shamelessly show love and grace to those around you? What would that look like?

It might look like spending sixteen days in the Pacific Ocean with five guys and a crate of canned meat. It might look like taking your kids on a world tour to eat ice cream with heads of state. It might look like taking a road trip with a stressed-out college student—even though you just got married a few days before.

In Love Does, Bob shows you:

  • how to live a fully engaged life
  • how to stop putting things off until "next time" and instead find your place of imagination, whimsy, and wonder today
  • that God usually chooses ordinary people to get things done

When love does, life gets interesting. Light and fun, unique and profound, the lessons drawn from Bob's life and attitude in this collection of stories just might inspire you to be secretly incredible, too. If you love Love Does, don't forget to check out Everybody, Always and Dream Big for more of Bob's delightful and inspiring stories!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400203758
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 04/30/2012
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 49,929
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Bob Goff is the author of the New York Times bestselling Love Does; Everybody, Always; Dream Big; and Undistracted, as well as the bestselling Love Does for Kids. He's a lover of balloons, cake pops, and helping people pursue their big dreams. Bob's greatest ambitions in life are to love others, do stuff, and most importantly, to hold hands with his wife, Sweet Maria, and spend time with their amazing family. For more, check out and

Table of Contents

Foreword Donald Miller ix

Introduction: Love Does xiii

1 I'm with You 1

2 Sniper Fire 10

3 Ryan in Love 17

4 The Reach 25

5 The Rearview Mirror 31

6 "Go Buy Your Books!" 38

7 Sweet Maria 46

8 Wedding Cake 54

9 Just Say Yes 59

10 The Interviews 67

11 There's More Room 76

12 Wow, What a Hit! 84

13 Bigger and Better 89

14 A New Kind of Diet 94

15 A Word Not to Use 99

16 Hunting Grizzlies 103

17 Corner Store Economics 109

18 Catching a Ride 113

19 Jeepology 120

20 Ten-Year-Old Adventures 128

21 Hearing Aid 137

22 The Puppeteer 145

23 Friends, Welcome Home 151

24 Lose the Cape 159

25 God Is Good 164

26 Jailbreak 173

27 The Story 183

28 Skin in the Game 189

29 Memorizing Jesus 197

30 Palms Up 203

31 Two Bunk John 206

Epilogue 216

Acknowledgments 219

About the Author 223

Connect with Bob 224

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