2012 – Thomas Nelson – ISBN-13: 978-1400203758
I realized from the first page this book carries a special message. Love Does speaks to the very core of humanity while maintaining a sense of whimsical fun. In fact, Bob Goff describes the importance of a little whimsy in all of our lives.
I met Bob Goff while reading Don Miller’s “A Thousand Miles in a Millions Years.” Bob’s unique character and love for those around him comes through in just a chapter. Yet, you get a sense of how adventure plays a huge role in the Goff family’s everyday life. Bob looks for ways to enrich those he loves. He proves love doesn’t just talk, it acts.
In this book, Bob Goff shares with us some secrets about life. I think he would say his first secret lies in restoring a sense of whimsy to life. Bob stories his life while instructing the reader through Scripture. From his decision to move to Yosemite National Park to helping Children in Ugandan prisons, Goff spirits the reader through experiences while reminding us that Love Does more than it says. Goff has challenged me as a believer in Christ, a husband, a father and any other role where I love someone.
I recently reviewed a book with a similar constitution. The author told stories and quoted a scripture here and there. I reviewed the other book very negatively. Goff does almost the exact opposite here. While Goff may not state a Scripture reference every time he mentions a story, his narratives augment the truth of what he says while providing a basis for action on the part of the reader. He does the one thing to make the book work.
Love Does walks a fine line between sappy story and true life. While whimsy plays a major role in this story, we understand how lacking our lives would be without it. This book is a must read. You have to get it and digest it. I know I will need a couple of rereads to glean every truth.
Just remember… Love doesn’t just read… Loves does.
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