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

Bob GoffDonald Miller (Fwd)
Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in An Ordinary World
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Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in An Ordinary World

Bob GoffDonald Miller (Fwd)

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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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About "Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in An Ordinary World"

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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"Love Does" shares powerful stories coupled with eye-opening truths and empowers anyone who longs for a better world and a richer faith.

You don't need another Christian message or a self-help book. You need to have your paradigms about the world shifted into truth. That's exactly what you get in "Love Does." Have you ever noticed that the real change in your life-the growth that sticks and becomes a part of you-never happens with a program or the sheer grit of your best efforts? It happens over time, like a glacier slowly carving valleys through the mountains.

In this book of compelling stories coupled with eye-opening truths, author Bob Goff shows you a new way to live, a way that's drenched with the whimsy of God's love and the spontaneity of following where he leads when he says "Go!" In this book, you learn what it looks like to be secretly incredible and advance God's kingdom everywhere you are and wherever you're going.

For anyone who's wanted to change the world but thought they needed money, a committee, and permission to get started, "Love Does" shows what can happen when you decide to "do" instead of "plan," "act" instead of "strategize," and fiercely, invisibly fight for the possibility God has gifted you to uniquely see.


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Now a New York Times Bestseller!

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.

Endorsements:

?If this book does not make your heart beat faster, book the next flight to Mayo Clinic!? --Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church, Chairman, Willow Creek Association

?Bob Goff is a one-man tsunami of grace, a hurricane of love. He doesn't just talk about change, he really is change, as Love Does chronicles in such a vivid way. 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.? --Louie Giglio, Passion Conferences/Passion City Church

?An interesting and compelling story (with Young Life roots) that ends with a practical challenge and punch: ?love does? and God can use you to do it!? --Denny Rydberg, President, Young Life

?Every once in a while someone like Bob Goff shows up to remind us that some things matter a lot more than others. Love Does has a kind of ?north star? effect that will push you to refocus your life and energy on what is most significant. It doesn't just invite you to respond with your God-given potential, it invites you to become a part of what God can do beyond your potential.? --Reggie Joiner, Founder and CEO of Orange

?We liked the book a lot. Mostly, the balloons on the cover. The rest was pretty good too. Lots of stories about how God helps us.? --Aedan, Asher and Skye Peterson ages 13, 12 and 9

?This may look like a book. It's not. It is an invitation to enter into the greatest adventure you have ever known?your life as it was meant to be lived. Hang on!? --Michael Hyatt, Author, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, MichaelHyatt.com

?Bob's ability to love people brings contagious hope and inspiration wherever he goes. The power of love showcased in this book will surely touch the hearts and souls of many people. Read Love Does and find a friend in one the world's best hidden secrets, a person who shows how love can create connection and make a difference?even across oceans.? --George Tsereteli, Deputy Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia (former Russian Republic)

?There are some nasty rumors out there about treasure. Mostly that's it's buried and needs discovering. Or has to be mined. Or can only be located with a map and a big X. Not so, says the life of Bob Goff. Living from the center of your heart doesn't have to be complicated or elusive. Love just wakes up in the morning and gets busy loving. The treasure is sitting right there next to the pancakes. About 5 pages in, I knew my life and I were gonna have words.? --Nicole Nordeman, Mother and Musician


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Meet the Authors

Bob Goff

Bob Goff is the founder of Love Does, a nonprofit organization that operates schools and pursues justice for children in conflict areas such as Uganda, Somalia, and Iraq. Bob is a lawyer and serves as the honorary consul for the Republic of Uganda to the United States. He is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School and Point Loma Nazarene University and lives in San Diego with Sweet Maria, their kids, and extended family.

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It is a fun, cheeky, hilarious and great reading
5 stars By Aileen, Jan 08 2018
In this book, Bob inspires me to really love God, love other people and do love in my daily life, instead of just studying bout God. He shared with us his life journey how to be like Jesus. This book will give you a different perspective of Christianity. From reading this book, i feel like I know Bob personally. He is fun, cheeky, hilarious, loving God, loving life and humble. This book is for all ages and inspiring. 
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Great!!
5 stars By Bonnie, Jul 31 2017
I thought this book really drew out what love is and the importance of us acting for the best of those around us. It really drove to the core of the issue with the modern day definition of love and the importance of learning about God's version and how we can live a Christ centred life. Definitely a worthwhile read. 
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Radiates Joy
5 stars By Rebecca, Feb 28 2017
If you'd like a boost of encouragement this is the book for you.  Donald Miller, who wrote the forward, has obviously had a hand in the editing of this book, and if you love his work, then this is a must read. I came away from this really enjoying the stories and their truths.  It's an easy read that everyone will benefit from! 
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Fantastic!! Must read!!
5 stars By Mel, Mar 30 2014
I loved this book. It is one of those books that really captured my imagination and my heart. I was sad when I turned the last page. It inspired me and challenged me to REALLY live, not just settle for going through the motions. To stop and look for opportunities to love and engage life. I loved Bob Goffs writing style as he captured the lessons he's learned from his life and opened up a window that allowed me to catch a glimpse of his unusual outlook and attitude toward life. One that both inspired and challenged me. I'll probably read this again but more than that I'll live out what he talked about in these pages and make his lessons part of my life. It's the kind of book that sticks with you like that :)
Highly recommended.
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action packed yet whimsical
5 stars By Jacqui, Nov 13 2013
I read this book after watching a video of Bob Goff speaking. The book is as full of energy and passion as the man himself. I was amazed by it. Each chapter stands alone so the book can be read from beginning to end or randomly. I love the way Bob lives life to the full and encourages the readers to do likewise. What I love most about this book though, is how with each story of living life that he shares he relates it to some aspect of the character or actions of God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit. He does it so simply. I have found my eyes to be opened more to God in the everyday and my actions challenged to be motivated by love more. It is a book that you want to live and one that makes you smile with each page. 
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  • Catalogue Code 343975
  • Product Code 9781400203758
  • ISBN 1400203759
  • EAN 9781400203758
  • Pages 240
  • Department General Books
  • Category Spiritual Growth
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Publication Date Apr 2012
  • Sales Rank #451
  • Dimensions 212 x 139 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.226kg
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