Love Does

Love Does

Discover A Secretly Incredible Life in An Ordinary World

eBook - 2012
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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.


"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,

"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)

Published: Nashville : Thomas Nelson, c2012.
ISBN: 9781400203765
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 224 p.)


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Jun 11, 2018

A friend of mine gifted me this book (and the follow up - Everyone Always) and I was STOKED to get into it. I didn't know anything about it before it arrived, but the sweet note that came with it said the book reminded her of how I lived my life and thought I'd enjoy it. And enjoy it I did. I LOVED this book! And if she hadn't asked me to pass it along to someone else who would love reading it I definitely would have kept it in my personal library. This book is written by an AWESOME man with some FANTASTIC stories... but what is even better is that he is constantly pointing back to his AMAZING God! The whole premise of the book is that love isn't a feeling, but an action. Bob shares personal stories (some of which are so outrageous you wouldn't think they were true) and ties them all back to Jesus. Although it is a Christian book, I would say non-Christians would enjoy it all the same because of the stories Bob tells and the calling to make love something that we DO! This book can literally change your perspective on living and loving! I would give it a 10 out of 10.

Jun 05, 2018

I am more than half way through this book. It's suppose to be inspiring--and it is. But, I have found myself laughing Out Loud several times. Who doesn't need a book like "that?"

apollospacefan May 17, 2018

Humorous stories of successes and failures in Bob’s life, to remind us of the big picture. It’s all about love, and to love greatly we’re reminded to transcend saying nice things to the next level of doing.

May 06, 2017

Too "Jesus-ey" for me....

ArapahoeKati Mar 06, 2017

The kind of book you'll want to read slowly, a chapter or two a night so you can absorb it. I wish that all of us could live life as fully as Bob does--and this might be a book to help you do that.

Jun 17, 2015

Goff really lives out his faith. This book gave me some laugh out loud moments. It's true that love does. Highly recommend this book for everyone human being!

Jul 03, 2014

Quick and easy read! Very inspiring!


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