Saturday, May 12, 2012

Love Does

I am so excited to share this book with everyone I know.  I have never read one of Bob Goff's books before, but he now has a new!  It seems like for the past 4 months, God has been trying to teach me all about love.  Not just love for my spouse or my kids or the people who are easy to love, but love for total strangers, love for the difficult people in my life, and love for people I really don't want to love.

So after reading this book, I am even more convinced that I need to love!  I am more convinced that I need to love like God.  And I am more convinced I cannot do this on my own.

"The world can make you think that love can be picked up at a garage sale or enveloped in a Hallmark card.  But the kind of love that God created & demonstrated is a costly one because it involves sacrifice & presence.  It's a love that operated more like a sign language than being spoken outright.  What I learned about the brand of love Jesus offers is that it's more about presence than undertaking a project.  It's a brand of love that doesn't just think about good things, or agree with them, or talk about them."
~Bob Goff, Love Does, page 9

The life stories and lessons Bob shares in this book are great examples of love.  It is so easy to be cynical in today's world, but reading each chapter is a reminder of the hope and promise the love of God offers.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review. The opinions are mine.*

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