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Love Does By Bob Goff November 5, 2012

Filed under: Amy's Bookshelf — Amy Scott @ 8:03 pm

I loved this book! I had heard about Bob from Donald Miller who happens to be one of favorite authors. Anyone that Donald loves and is friends with a sign of a good book. Also, Donald helped Bob with some of the editing and I can I see his fingerprints on the book.

The reason I love this book is because Bob makes me laugh. He tells crazy stories that you can relate to and yet you wonder if their true. The humor and the honesty lead to a thought provoking closure and then you say WOW! Bob has lived an extraordinary life. It seems like he has just happened upon some really awesome people. He’s driven without making you feel guilty about yourself.

Love Does is a great concept. Bob has lived his life based off of love. It’s been his guiding light. All these cool stories and amazing experiences come from doing something with his life. He is the kind of guy that can inspire you to do anything and he has a season pass to Disneyland. What’s not to love!

This book was right up there with A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller. It’s all about what kind of story you are writing with your life. Bob has written a good story with his life. It’s not because he is any cooler than you or I. It’s because he has tenacity. It’s because he see Jesus everywhere and lives for him, not for the same things this world hold dear.

Bob Goff is not average in any way, shape or form. His stories of courting his wife, getting into law school, taking his kids all over the world to meet with leaders of countries, helping release kids from prisons in Uganda will take you to a deep place in your heart. They will make you laugh. They will make you think. They might even bring a tear to your eye.

Love is about doing. Not about just sitting in a room talking about it. Love is active and living. Love is about living this one wild crazy life well. Now I might not have the resources to do the things Bob does, but that doesn’t mean my life can be void of doing. In someway we can all do. We all have the opportunity to love with our lives.

When I teach a class, when I pray with a student or a friend or a parent, when I send that encouraging note, or bake those cupcakes – my love is doing something. I want the love in my life to do something. I want it to inspire and I want it to encourage. More than anything though, I want my love to point to Jesus.

Love Does is good stuff. Bob Goff is an incredible author and I’m so glad that he shared his journey with me. I’m the better for it. I hope that I can do the same thing for someone else – I want them to be better off because I shared my journey with them.


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