Monday, September 10, 2012

book review: love does

title: Love Does: discover a secretly incredible life in an ordinary world
author: Bob Goff
publisher: Thomas Nelson
year: 2012

Bob Goff is one of the people who had a major influence on Donald Miller. And I loved the story of the New Years Day parade where no one could be a spectator - everyone participates. So when this book came out, I wanted to read it.

It did not disappoint. If you are looking for a heavy theological discussion, you won't find it here. If you are looking for a lot of biblical exposition, you won't find that either. But if you are looking for stories of one man (and his family and friends) living out life with God, you'll find some good stuff here. Obviously, some of what he writes is not possible for a lot of us. We simply don't have the resources that Bob has, nor the temperate climate of San Diego.

One of things that makes this book valuable, is how Bob uses his incredible stories to teach us about God. And the picture he paints is needed and refreshing. What makes it even better, in my opinion, is that Bob isn't a professional, paid Christian.

This is a lively, entertaining book. It's hard to put it down, and yet, the chapters can easily stand on their own. It's just that I got caught up in his life and adventures. And was reminded once again of our God who loves us in ways that are way beyond our wildest dreams. 

I was provided a copy of Love Does in exchange for this post. Opinion is my own.

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