As a father he took his kids on a world tour to eat ice cream with heads of state. Light and fun, unique and profound, the lessons drawn from Bob's life and attitude just might inspire you to be secretly incredible, too. Bob Goff has become something of a legend, and his friends consider him the world's best-kept secret. . But it's not the kind of love that stops at thoughts and feelings.
Please note: This is a summary and analysis of the book, and not the original book. I would recommend this book for anyone. Why, then, the one-star rating? Goff, however, hit a home run. As a father he took his kids on a world tour to eat ice cream with heads of state. One day at a time.
You need to have your paradigms about the world shifted into truth. Bob Goff talks about his life and his love for Jesus in a great conversational way. As a father he took his kids on a world tour to eat ice cream with heads of state. The book has some redemptive chapters however most of it comes across as bragging material about how great Mr. Overall, I agree with the premise - Christians need to stop talking about loving people and tangibly be there for them. Mostly, the balloons on the cover. He insists that rather than studying the Bible, we should be loving and imitating Jesus -- as if the two are mutually exclusive.
There are glimmers in the book of what it could have been--the general store story and the chapter about his son's boat come to mind. Before I found freedom, before I learned to live into my purpose, I would have read Goff's book and felt terrible that I could not summon a crumb of his boundless enthusiasm and verve. Also, it is undeniable that the author has had, to say the least, an extraordinary life. We liked the book a lot. Really, I just want you all to know how strongly I feel about the book I just read the last words in. One of the essentials of faith is whimsy? As a college student he spent 16 days in the Pacific Ocean with five guys and a crate of canned meat. Each chapter is a story that forms a book, a life.
The lesson the author wanted us to take is that it's perfectly acceptable to make your friends pay and that God loooooves pranksters. Goff's life is naturally inspiring. 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? Love Does is a fun book. So while I think Love Does is a great read for mature Christians, I think that audience might be the same that is slightly concerned that Mr. Caroline Leaf gives you a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns. Others felt like desperate attempts to fill space with memories more suitable for sharing at the dinner table. In the book, Bob Goff, meets an Ugandan Ambassador.
We left a voicemail, and he called Ian back the next day. The problem is the content and Mr. I think of my friend Tanya, who is housebound with a chronic illness. Bob Goff has become something of a legend, and his friends consider him the world's best-kept secret. As a father he took his kids on a world tour to eat ice cream with heads of state.
Bob Goff talks about his life and his love for Jesus in a great conversational way. 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. Without ever getting into doctrinal debates Goff tackles what it means to really. Please read my criticisms as gentle. Goff often bought candy at the store and the owner would sometimes allow him to take the candy even when he did not have enough money.
In my world, that's not a prank--that's thievery. Review: 'If this book does not make your heart beat faster, book the next flight to Mayo Clinic! Goff doesn't hand his readers the answers but he does offer his phone number should anyone want to talk it out with him. I need to pick the fight myself. Please note: This is a summary and analysis of the book, and not the original book. This isn't one of them.
I read about the concept and got really excited to hear about injecting whimsy and more love into my life. I just hated so much of it that I couldn't possibly want to recommend it to anyone. He is fun, cheeky, hilarious, loving God, loving life and humble. 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. 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. I completely understand w I've had a hard time starting this post. I almost expected to feel like I should do wild and crazy things after reading this book.
Goff contrasts this with the religious idea of sin being missing the mark and making God mad - instead, when people sin, God wants to hold them and heal them. Light and fun, unique and profound, the lessons drawn from Bob's life and attitude just might inspire you to be secretly incredible, too. But it's not the kind of love that stops at thoughts and feelings. You want to stay small and keep others small with you. He pursued his wife for three years before she agreed to date him.