Love Does

Author: Bob Goff
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 9781400203758
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Religion

Recounts lessons the author learned through taking on challenging and unique opportunities, offering commentary on the inherent compatibility of adventure and the Christian life as well as love's ability to encourage and inspire action.

Love Does

Author: Bob Goff
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781400203765
Release Date: 2012-04-30
Genre: Religion

Now a New York Times Bestseller! 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. Endorsements: “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, MichaelHyatt.com “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)

Love Does Student Edition

Author: Bob Goff
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0529110466
Release Date: 2014-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Goff's "New York Times" bestseller is now adapted for kids and shows them to live incredible lives! This edition includes new content applicable for young people; fun, engaging stories that show students how they can change their seemingly ordinary life into something extraordinary; and more.

Summary of Love Does

Author: Instaread Summaries
Publisher: Idreambooks
ISBN: 194525145X
Release Date: 2016-04-04
Genre: Religion

Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Love Does* Summary of book* Introduction to the Important People in the book* Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style

Love Does

Author: Instaread
Publisher: Instaread Summaries
ISBN: 9781944195304
Release Date: 2015-11-06
Genre: Religion

Love Does by Bob Goff | Summary & Analysis Preview: Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World by Bob Goff is a memoir of the lawyer’s journey through faith as a Christian. As a young child, Goff injured his eye when he was playing with his father's rifle and the gun went off. Goff's dad rushed him to the hospital, which is how Goff imagines God responding to human failures. Goff befriended a corner store owner. Goff often bought candy at the store and the owner would sometimes allow him to take the candy even when he did not have enough money. This helped Goff realize that sometimes people can make their own rules. When Goff was in elementary school, he joined a Little League baseball team. The team made it to the playoffs, but lost. Goff, however, hit a home run. His coach sent him a card that told him he was a real baseball player… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Love Does • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

Love Lives Here

Author: Maria Goff
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781433648908
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Religion

This is a book about discovering what we really need. There are a lot of second-best options, but we weren’t made to live a second-best life. Finding what we actually need is different than what we are often offered. There are many books full of opinions, steps and programs. This isn’t one of them. This is about craving the things that matter. Things that don’t just work, but last. In a life that may seem to be all fun and games with an endless supply of balloons, author Maria Goff shows how this life is also lived with intentionality, passionate purpose, and a little planning—all of which make a life rich in legacy. But she had to figure out the help she needed first in order to live the beautiful life God wanted for her and wants for us. Love Lives Here is a collection of stories that include the ways Maria and her husband, Bob, navigated family their way, without clear instructions or a road map. It’s about what they learned to make their lives meaningful and whimsical and how they created a space for their family to grow together while they reached outward. "What a gift to read Love Lives Here and find within it a friend who is as authentic and inviting as Maria Goff. Through her earnest telling of the stories of her life, she provides greater meaning to all our lives. We were thrilled to read this book." Donald Miller (bestselling author of Blue Like Jazz and Scary Close) with Betsy Miller "Grace is a contagious force we all crave and Maria contains so much grace it floods you from just a short time with her. May these pages overwhelm you with God’s love, and hope that Maria knows so well." Jennie Allen, Founder of IF: Gathering and Author of Nothing to Prove(and more - see below)

Everybody Always

Author: Bob Goff
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9780718078171
Release Date: 2018-04-17
Genre: Religion

What happens when we give away love like we're made of it? In his entertaining and inspiring follow-up to the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Love Does, Bob Goff takes readers on a journey into the secret of living without fear, constraint, or worry. The path toward the liberated existence we all long for is found in a truth as simple to say as it is hard to do: love people, even the difficult ones, without distinction and without limits. Driven by Bob’s trademark storytelling, Everybody, Always reveals the lessons Bob learned--often the hard way--about what it means to love without inhibition, insecurity, or restriction. From finding the right friends to discovering the upside of failure, Everybody, Always points the way to embodying love by doing the unexpected, the intimidating, the seemingly impossible. Whether losing his shoes while skydiving solo or befriending a Ugandan witch doctor, Bob steps into life with a no-limits embrace of others that is as infectious as it is extraordinarily ordinary. Everybody, Always reveals how we can do the same.

Love Is an Inside Job

Author: Romal Tune
Publisher: FaithWords
ISBN: 9781478992592
Release Date: 2018-04-03
Genre: Religion

Faith in God plus therapy are the combination that leads to wholeness. Tune's story of his faith/therapy path to authenticity with God will empower you for your own life journey. Tune is the son of a drug-addicted single parent mother, who herself, inherited deeply ingrained obstacles to self-love. He found his way out of poverty via the military. He graduated from Howard University and Duke School of Divinity. He was a minister, a sought-after speaker, and social entrepreneur. Outwardly, he was successful, an overcomer. Yet, his past, hidden childhood trauma would sometimes revolt, causing self-sabotage that threatened to destroy the life he was creating. He worked hard to keep the emotional brokenness caused by the challenges of his upbringing carefully hidden -especially from the church. His mother, with whom he successfully reconciled after she was finally free from addiction, died of lung cancer. Then he divorced--a second time. Feeling like a failure, questioning his faith and will to live, he made a choice not to give up but to examine his life and seek counseling. Dubbed "Brother Brown" (a Black man's Brene Brown), his book shares his process of applying therapy and faith to anger, shame, self-doubt and plaguing memories. Romal learned that the pursuit of success was not the key to healing the inner turmoil but it was in learning to accept the love of God and learning to love the wounded child within. His past pain was redeemed as self-worth and he finally found inner peace. No longer carrying the weight of secrets, guilt and shame, he emerged emotionally free and more powerful than ever. His book will empower others to stop living a past driven present by healing their stories, embracing the love of God, and learning to truly love themselves.

Love Does Student Edition

Author: Bob Goff
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718019318
Release Date: 2014-08-05
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The New York Times bestseller now tells kids how they too can live secretly incredible lives! Bob Goff, father of three, 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 that he became the Ugandan consul. 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 is one of the world’s most delightfully engaging and winsome people, and he raised his children to live the same way: to love God and love people. But it’s not the kind of love that stops at thoughts and feelings. The Goffs’ love takes action. They believe that Love Does. When Love Does, life gets interesting. Each day turns into a hilarious, whimsical, meaningful opportunity to make faith simple and real. Each chapter is a story that gives students the confidence to live a fully charged life for Jesus. There is never an “I’m bored” day when living a Love Does life. Features & Benefits: New York Times bestseller, now adapted for students ages 10-14 Includes new content applicable for young people Fun, engaging stories show students how they can change their seemingly ordinary life into something extraordinary—and they don’t have to wait until they’re adults A great tool for teaching children that love is an action and encouraging them to live out lives that impact people for good A timely message when kids are facing peer pressure, bullying, and negative influences

Love Does Study Guide

Author: Bob Goff
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781400206285
Release Date: 2014-01-07
Genre: Religion

In Love Does, a five-session video-based small group study (DVD sold separately), you will discover the whimsy of New York Times best-selling author Bob Goff through a sometimes humorous, thought-provoking, meaningful lesson that makes faith in God simple and real. You will discover the 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, just like Jesus did. Bob believes Love Does. This study guide will lead you and your group deeper into content with video notes, group discussion questions, and between session personal reflections and actions to enhance the group experience. When Love Does, life gets interesting. Light and fun, unique and profound, the lessons drawn from Bob's life and attitude just might inspire you to be secretly incredible too. Sessions include: I’m With You Free to Fail Audacious Love Be Not Afraid Follow Me Designed for use with the Love Does Video Study 9781400206292 (sold separately).

Bread and Wine

Author: Shauna Niequist
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310598879
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Genre: Religion

Author of the New York Times bestseller Present Over Perfect, Shauna Niequist provides the perfect read for those who love food and value the community and connection of family and friends around the table. Bread & Wine is a collection of essays about family relationships, friendships, and the meals that bring us together. This mix of Anne Lamott and Barefoot Contessa is a funny, honest, and vulnerable spiritual memoir. Bread & Wine is a celebration of food shared, reminding readers of the joy found in a life around the table. It’s about the ways God teaches and nourishes people as they nourish the people around them. It’s about hunger, both physical and otherwise, and the connections between the two. With wonderful recipes included, from Bacon-Wrapped Dates to Mango Chicken Curry to Blueberry Crisp, readers will be able to recreate the comforting and satisfying meals that come to life in Bread & Wine.

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

Author: Donald Miller
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418585877
Release Date: 2009-09-28
Genre: Religion

After writing a successful memoir, Donald Miller's life stalled. During what should have been the height of his success, he found himself unwilling to get out of bed, avoiding responsibility, even questioning the meaning of life. But when two movie producers proposed turning his memoir into a movie, he found himself launched into a new story filled with risk, possibility, beauty, and meaning. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years chronicles Miller's rare opportunity to edit his life into a great story, to reinvent himself so nobody shrugs their shoulders when the credits roll. Through heart-wrenching honesty and hilarious self-inspection, Donald Miller takes readers through the life that emerges when it turns from boring reality into meaningful narrative. Miller goes from sleeping all day to riding his bike across America, from living in romantic daydreams to fearful encounters with love, from wasting his money to founding a nonprofit with a passionate cause. Guided by a host of outlandish but very real characters, Miller shows us how to get a second chance at life the first time around. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is a rare celebration of the beauty of life.

When God Doesn t Fix It

Author: Laura Story
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9780718037185
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Religion

IS IT POSSIBLE THAT GOOD THINGS CAN COME OUT OF OUR BROKEN DREAMS? Worship leader and recording artist Laura Story’s life took an unexpected turn when her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Their lives would never be the same. Yes, with God all things are possible. But the devastating news was that no cure existed to restore Martin’s short-term memory, eyesight, and other complications. The fairy-tale life Laura had dreamed of was no longer possible. And yet in struggling with God about how to live with broken dreams, Laura has found joy and a deeper intimacy with Jesus. Laura helps us understand we aren’t the only ones whose lives have taken unexpected turns. She examines the brokenness of some of the heroes of our faith, and shows how despite their flaws and flawed stories, God was able to use them in extraordinary ways. And it was not because of their faith, but because of the faithfulness of their God. God may not fix everything. In fact, although your situation might not ever change or get better, with Jesus you can. “Our family has been ministered to by her vulnerability and willingness to walk in the valley and still say ‘God, I Trust You.’” — STEVEN CURTIS and MARY BETH CHAPMAN Grammy Award-Winning Artist and New York Times Bestselling Author “Laura is one of my heroes when it comes to trusting God. She’s joyful, genuine, and faithful even though her story includes messy chapters. ­This book will be on my nightstand for a long time!” —LISA HARPER Author and Bible Teacher

Everybody Always Study Guide with DVD

Author: Bob Goff
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0310095379
Release Date: 2018-05
Genre: Religion

In this five-session video Bible study, bestselling author Bob Goff shares some of the stories from his life that have helped him understand what it truly means to love everybody the way Jesus loved them-without fear, insecurity, or restriction. This begins by loving people right where you are through serving and helping the neighbors God has placed into your world. It means loving people when they mess up and helping them move past the place of shame to acceptance. It continues by being courageous and following where God leads one step at a time-even if you fell you are flying blind. Above all, it means not just agreeing with Jesus but actually stepping out and doing what Jesus said. Following Christ means more than just putting a toe in the water when it comes to loving others. It means grabbing your knees and doing a cannonball! And, as Jesus revealed, it means loving the difficult ones. Everybody, Always will provide practical steps to help you take that journey. Sessions include: Love People Where You Are Catch People on the Bounce Don't Play It Safe Look at What's in Your Bucket Love Even the Difficult People This pack contains one study guide and one DVD.