“I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I ‘m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.”
This is the best book I have read all year. It is not the best because of it’s deep theology, convicting statements, or readability. It is the best because it captures the adventurous spirit that should be the center of following Christ. Bob Goff has lived a life that most people only dream about, and yet, in Love Does, Bob makes it clear that none of us have a good enough excuse for not living life to the fullest.
Here are just a few lines that spoke to me:
“I used to think I had to act a certain way to follow God, but now I know God doesn’t want us to be typical.”
“I used to think Jesus motivated us with ultimatums, but now I know He pursues us in love.”
“I used to think being a believer was enough, but now I know Jesus wants us to participate, no matter what condition we are in.”
The more I read about his story and great adventures, the more I realized that my life has been a great adventure. Instead of envying Bob’s life, I came away affirmed and motivated more than ever to make every minute count. That is the will of God. If you feel stuck in life, please read this book. If you feel like your life is missing a certain “spark”, please read this book. If you think you have a pretty good life, please read this book and be inspired to give/love/serve/go/do even BIGGER. You can pick up a copy here.
(The folks at Thomas Nelson gave me a copy of this book for review. I am in no way obligated to post a positive review.)