Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
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Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World

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In Love Does, Bob Goff shares remarkable stories from his life and shows how living and loving to the fullest is the best way to make Jesus known in this world.

Remember the joy and excitement as a kid of being invited to a big party? You felt valued, included, wanted and ready to have a good time. Goff believes that every day of life can be lived with the same childlike enthusiasm and sense of humor. Whether you've travelled to meet dozens of world leaders with your kids, and started a school in Uganda like Goff, or are simply seeking a new perspective on the Christian life, you'll learn that love is a verb, not just a feeling. His insights and joyful reflections will help you discover what it means to live as Howard Thurman intended when he said, "Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

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Title: Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
By: Bob Goff
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)
Weight: 7 ounces
ISBN: 1400203759
ISBN-13: 9781400203758
Stock No: WW203751

Publisher's Description

The runaway New York Times bestseller!

Can a simple concept shift your entire world? Bob certainly thinks so. When it comes to loving your neighbors, rather than focusing on having the "right answers" or checking the "right boxes," what if you decide to simply DO love? To shamelessly show love and grace to those around you? What would that look like?

It might look like spending sixteen days in the Pacific Ocean with five guys and a crate of canned meat. It might look like taking your kids on a world tour to eat ice cream with heads of state. It might look like taking a road trip with a stressed-out college student--even though you just got married a few days before.

In Love Does, Bob shows you:

  • how to live a fully engaged life
  • how to stop putting things off until "next time" and instead find your place of imagination, whimsy, and wonder today
  • that God usually chooses ordinary people to get things done

When love does, life gets interesting. Light and fun, unique and profound, the lessons drawn from Bob's life and attitude in this collection of stories just might inspire you to be secretly incredible, too. If you love Love Does, don't forget to check out Everybody, Always and Dream Big for more of Bob's delightful and inspiring stories!

Author Bio

Bob Goff is the author of the New York Times bestselling Love Does; Everybody, Always; Dream Big; and Undistracted, as well as the bestselling Love Does for Kids. He's a lover of balloons, cake pops, and helping people pursue their big dreams. Bob's greatest ambitions in life are to love others, do stuff, and most importantly, to hold hands with his wife, Sweet Maria, and spend time with their amazing family. For more, check out and


"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

"We really liked the book. Especially, the part about Tom Sawyer Island. I think it's really cool how Bob takes things from real life and compares it to what God and Jesus do."

Livi, Jonah and Ben Goodgame ages 11, 8 and 4

"I love this book!! Read it only if you dare to be inspired to have more fun, adventures, and the courage to live life to your fullest potential!! Love does delivers on so many levels—part memoir, part call to action, all spiritual journey, and so well-written you won't be able to put it down."

Darla K. Anderson Senior Producer, Pixar Animation Studios (and Bob Goff co-conspirator of many adventures and antics)

"Love Does – a book title and personal manifesto wrapped into one. Bob Goff just 'does love,' and on that path he sets others free to find themselves, to take courage, to make their mark, to pursue an adventure. Like all good books, Love Does feels like a conversation with the author – a real talk about things that matter. Goff's book is a deep dive into a world with rough edges, where sentimentality and pithy remarks have no hold. The passages in Love Does stay close long after you turn the last page."

David Batstone President, Not For Sale "I would steal Bob's life if I could. His tenacious love of the unlovable, his courage to kick collective wisdom to the curb, and his infectious belief in what's possible make him the man I want to be. Love Does is a beautiful and dangerous gift to all dreamers, misfits, and whimsy world-changers."

Mike Foster People of the Second Chance

"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) "If all people loved the way Bob Goff loves all people, the world would change overnight. In this book, he reminds us of the truest virtue the kingdom calls us to practice: Love Does. It's active. The Jesus we serve is surprising and subversive. Bob knows this because he himself is both paradoxically wise as a wizard and as joy-filled as a toddler."

Jason Russell Co-founder of Invisible Children

"There are some nasty rumors out there about treasure. Mostly that's it's buried and needs discovering. Or has to be mined. Or can only be located with a map and a big X. Not so, says the life of Bob Goff. Living from the center of your heart doesn't have to be complicated or elusive. Love just wakes up in the morning and gets busy loving. The treasure is sitting right there next to the pancakes. About 5 pages in, I knew my life and I were gonna have words."

Nicole Nordeman Mother and Musician

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