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

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Thomas Nelson, Apr 30, 2012 - Religion - 240 pages

The runaway New York Times bestseller!

Can a simple concept shift your entire world? Bob certainty 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; and
  • 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!

 

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User Review  - amybooklover45 - LibraryThing

An awesome book of essays that demonstrate love in action in both small ways and big ways. Goff discusses his work in Uganda, but also shares about his experiences in his early years and kindnesses he ... Read full review

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User Review  - hobbitprincess - LibraryThing

Bob Goff is a new name to me, but I'm glad I've discovered his writing. This book is a series of short writings about events that have happened to him, the idea behind all of them being that love ... Read full review

Contents

1 Im 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
19 Jeepology
120
20 TenYearOld 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

9 Just Say Yes
59
10 The Interviews
67
11 Theres 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
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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About the author (2012)

Bob Goff is the author of the New York Times bestselling Love Does; Everybody, Always; and Dream Big 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 BobGoff.com and LoveDoes.org.

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