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

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Bob Goff

5 Hours 23 Minutes

Thomas Nelson

April 2012

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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)

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  • Joan M.

    Love this book! Loved the real life examples given and the way he was humble yet so inspiring. Loved it

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  • Samantha T.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. I enjoy his stories that he tells about his life and how he ties them back to Jesus and His love for us. I’d like to be friends with Bob

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  • George A.

    Thank you Bob, you've taught me a lot

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  • Philip B.

    Wow! The best book I’ve read in sometime, and I read a lot of books!

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  • Jessie K.

    Loved it! I listened to it over a few weeks while cooking dinner and each time it was on, at least one family member would usually end up joining me in the kitchen to listen along. Bob’s life stories were so inspiring and fun to listen to.

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  • Lexi R

    This is such an amazing book! It has opened my heart and sole to put love into action and take a risk. I believe everyone should read this book.

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  • Jessica B

    This is the first audiobook that I've purchased, and I'm so glad that I choose this one!! I was intrigued the whole time and I definitely recommend this to anyone that's wanting to grow in their relationship with God

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  • Ed Jarrett

    Great book!

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  • Brady Smith

    Truly inspiring. Great read/listen. Love listening to Bob God Speak.

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  • Jeremy Burgett

    Great book. Even better hearing Bob Goff as the narrator as he tells about his own adventures. This was my first audio book read...or listen and I expect many more. "Love Does" was a great book telling stories of learning how love in action works.

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