PoP Book Review: Love Does by Bob Goff
I was gifted this book by our most recent podcast guest Jeanette Wood after our interview in May.
I absolutely love the theme of this book. To me the essential message is to trust love always. Love always pushes forward and finds a way to win. I am so inspired by Bob's life which he models after this belief. He's crafted a secretly incredible life, maintained a childlike whimsey for life, and has done so much through love. The book is called Love Does because he's all about putting your ideas and feelings rooted in love, into action.
Bob has lived such an interesting life and I've gotten the idea of spending a summer volunteering to teach through his non-profit Love Does which gives students in war-torn countries access to a high-quality education and loving school. He has schools in Uganda, Nepal, India, Somalia, and Iraq.
Back of the Book Description:
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.