He pursued his wife for three years before she agreed to date him. By Mel, Mar 30 2014 I loved this book. Like the balloons, the book is fun, attention-grabbing, and enjoyable. I read about the concept and got really excited to hear about injecting whimsy and more love into my life. Light and fun, unique and profound, the lessons drawn from Bob's life and attitude just might inspire you to be secretly incredible, too. And anyone who gets distracted with the minutiae of this point or that opinion is tagging out of the real skirmish. The rest was pretty good too.
Those same friends have long insisted he write a book. Goff, however, hit a home run. Love Does is a fun book. I've heard that Bob Goff is a great and inspirational speaker, and I can certainly believe that, but this book is a compilation of everything I hate about American Christian Culture. You have got to read this book. Great book by an equally great man.
His grades weren't good enough to get into law school, so he sat on a bench outside the Dean's office for seven days until they finally let him enroll. As a college student he spent 16 days in the Pacific Ocean with five guys and a crate of canned meat. I just couldn't give it that final star because I really feel that it was missing quite a big piece of the pie if you will. Light and fun, unique and profound, the lessons drawn from Bob's life and attitude just might inspire you to be secretly incredible, too. Goff's dad rushed him to the hospital, which is how Goff imagines God responding to human failures. It is an invitation to enter into the greatest adventure you have ever known? Bob Goff is the founder of Restore International, a non-profit fighting injustices committed against children in Uganda and India.
It's the kind of book that sticks with you like that : Highly recommended. The power of love showcased in this book will surely touch the hearts and souls of many people. We left a voicemail, and he called Ian back the next day. Bob Goff talks about his life and his love for Jesus in a great conversational way. His story is inspiring and fun; he offers great insights into living out Christ's calling in a broken world. He doesn't just talk about change, he really is change, as Love Does chronicles in such a vivid way.
There are lots of crazy adventures and love being active and bewilderment at people who focus more on rules and structures than on love and life and adventure. You want to stay small and keep others small with you. The reviews on Goodreads are mixed. Is whimsey only grand gestures and off the wall experiences? His grades weren't good enough to get into law school, so he sat on a bench outside the Dean's office for seven days until they finally let him enroll. He is adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School and Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.
If you are already interested in learning more about Bob Goff and being encouraged to live life differently then I recommend this book. Here is my main concern with the book. But it's not the kind of love that stops at thoughts and feelings. Each day turns into a hilarious, whimsical, meaningful chance that makes faith simple and real. The book has some redemptive chapters however most of it comes across as bragging material about how great Mr. I will say that this is a very engaging book, written with sparkling humor and wit. The book is formulaic, with almost every chapter starting with some story from Goff's life, which he then uses as an extended metaphor for some theory about God.
Love just wakes up in the morning and gets busy loving. Goff's life is naturally inspiring. I doubt you'll be able to read this book without wondering where someone like him comes from or how anybody could see the world in such a unique way. Those same friends have long insisted he write a book. As a college student he spent 16 days in the Pacific Ocean with five guys and a crate of canned meat.
We may only have the time and resources to hope and pray, read the Bible, and support a charity with our financial givings or donate a few hours each month to a soup kitchen. Goff may not be stewarding his reach in the best way. This actually worked and thus our hero learned that instead of working to earn something, stalking and a belief in Jesus is all you need to get what you want out of life. 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. He pursued his wife for three years before she agreed to date him. Welp, I was given an inscribed copy of this book by the author.
Each day turns into a hilarious, whimsical, meaningful chance that makes faith simple and real. Each day turns into a hilarious, whimsical, meaningful chance that makes faith simple and real. It's an easy read that everyone will benefit from! Unfortunately I am not on Team Bob and I am left feeling frustrated and annoyed at this book because it was nothing like I thought it would be. Goff has spent some time reading and studying his Bible and has a good understanding of the message, however in one of his last chapters he encourages giving up Bible study all together and do Bible doings instead. If you know me at all, then you know that I don't read books straight through very often. Book Description Thomas Nelson Publishers, United States, 2012. It's not because he does stuff like this, it's because he seems to expect the reader to go out and do the same types of grandiose things--because that's what love does.
As a college student he spent 16 days in the Pacific Ocean with five guys and a crate of canned meat. That his approach to life, however laudable, might be out of reach, impractical, or deeply wrong for many people. By Rebecca, Feb 28 2017 If you'd like a boost of encouragement this is the book for you. Because in the end, I am rooting for Goff, and would be honored to meet him. That we're to live a life, live a faith, that's fully engaged.