Love Does, by Bob Goff
I think that Bob Goff could probably be a standup comedian—I laughed so many times while reading this book. What the laughter does, though, is make Bob’s stories real. This man thinks so far outside the box that I don’t think he could even identify one. For instance: he describes his office—a picnic table at the end of a little pier right across from the pirate ship on Tom Sawyer Island at Disneyland. And how he got into law school (yes, he is a practicing attorney). He is also the judicial counsel for the country of Uganda.
What this book does for any reader is illustrate how Bob takes opportunities and actually USES them. He makes ordinary events extraordinary by allowing God to flex his imagination. I loved meeting the people in each chapter and seeing how Bob interacted with them and what happened. Did I mention how much I laughed?
Love is a verb. Love is not something to be grasped, it is something for each of us to DO. In “Memorizing Jesus,” Bob talks about stalking Jesus—in other words, learning all about Jesus and what he did and said, and then . . . just talking about it. “. . . they have a name for guys who just study things about a person they like but don’t do anything about it—they’re called bachelors” (page 199). So he started getting together with friends and instead of calling it a Bible study, they called it a “Bible doing.” And that is the gist of this book—we DO because we love God.
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