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

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As a college student he spent 16 days in the Pacific Ocean with five guys and a crate of canned meat. As a father he took his kids on a world tour to eat ice cream with heads of state. He made friends in Uganda, and they liked him so much he became the Ugandan consul. He pursued his wife for three years before she agreed to date him. 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.

Bob Goff has become something of a legend, and his friends consider him the world's best-kept secret. Those same friends have long insisted he write a book. What follows are paradigm shifts, musings, and stories from one of the world's most delightfully engaging and winsome people. What fuels his impact? Love. But it's not the kind of love that stops at thoughts and feelings. Bob's love takes action. Bob believes Love Does.

When Love Does, life gets interesting. Each day turns into a hilarious, whimsical, meaningful chance that makes faith simple and real. Each chapter is a story that forms a book, a life. And this is one life you don't want to miss.

Light and fun, unique and profound, the lessons drawn from Bob's life and attitude just might inspire you to be secretly incredible, too.

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"It's not every author who puts his or her phone number in the front of a book, inviting readers to call if any ideas 'ping' them. But judging by the breadth of experiences retailed in this volume of autobiographical stories, Goff, a successful lawyer and founder of the international child advocacy group Restore International, has charted his own optimistic and ebullient course for decades without veering anywhere near the beaten track. In a folksy and candid style that sometimes seems to beg for editorial ministrations, the writer spins some fascinating yarns, from the winsome sit-in that won him a place in law school to a family world tour prompted by questions his children sent global leaders after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Paired with reflections on God's purposes and faithful living, the stories are engaging and often funny. However, a reader is left satiated, questioning whether perhaps a writer with a wider-angled lens and a tauter style could have tied the various strands together in a way that truly does this eccentric and apparently eternally hopeful man the justice he probably deserves." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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reynoldsjosh51, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by reynoldsjosh51)
Very well written, thought provoking book. Goff provides an excellent model of what it means to live out and demonstrate the radical love of Jesus Christ.
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Very well written, thought provoking book. Goff provides an excellent model of what it means to live out and demonstrate the radical love of Jesus Christ.
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reynoldsjosh51, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by reynoldsjosh51)
Very well written, thought provoking book. Goff provides an excellent model of what it means to live out and demonstrate the radical love of Jesus Christ.
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ISBN:
9781400203758
Author:
Goff, Bob
Publisher:
Thomas Nelson Publishers
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Religion Comparative-General
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Christianity - General
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Publication Date:
20120531
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "It's not every author who puts his or her phone number in the front of a book, inviting readers to call if any ideas 'ping' them. But judging by the breadth of experiences retailed in this volume of autobiographical stories, Goff, a successful lawyer and founder of the international child advocacy group Restore International, has charted his own optimistic and ebullient course for decades without veering anywhere near the beaten track. In a folksy and candid style that sometimes seems to beg for editorial ministrations, the writer spins some fascinating yarns, from the winsome sit-in that won him a place in law school to a family world tour prompted by questions his children sent global leaders after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Paired with reflections on God's purposes and faithful living, the stories are engaging and often funny. However, a reader is left satiated, questioning whether perhaps a writer with a wider-angled lens and a tauter style could have tied the various strands together in a way that truly does this eccentric and apparently eternally hopeful man the justice he probably deserves." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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