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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)

GENRE
Religion & Spirituality
RELEASED
2012
30 April
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Thomas Nelson
SELLER
HarperCollins Australia Pty Limited
SIZE
4.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Pal_moussa2013 ,

Bob Goff.. wow

Wow
I’m one of those people who does not like people. I have my reasons. But those reasons, have seemed to have disappeared after reading your book. The title of your book was always the first words that pop up, but I only ‘got it’ during the last 3 to 4 chapters. I’m a bit slow, I admit. This would be the first book I finished in 2 years having had children and the new parent life. Your life is an inspiration and I’m so happy to have read about someone who is still living his story! I wish you - and know - that you will achieve more amazing things and help more people in need. I am hoping that what I read does not just disappear in me and hope that it will awaken a need for me to step up and help other people.. connect with other people.. but I will still be cautious. But, God will lead the way all the time. I am very grateful to have read a book about a person who follows Christ in action in a world where people follow in tradition, ritual without heart. I’m curious to know how that hotline is going? What a brave thing to give out your number! I’m glad to have been a part of Restore Leadership! EVERYONE READING, READ THIS BOOK! It’s like a splash of cold water on your face.

^^{~}^^ ,

Wonderful inspiring fun book.

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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