Love Does
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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.

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Love Does Reviews

  • Irene
    Oct 5, 2016


    In 31 short chapters, Goff narrates various personal experiences to illustrate spiritual platitudes. His premise is that God’s love is real, active and whimsical and our love for God and one another must be the same. In tone, humor, word choice and even the terms he found it neces...

  • Macey Austin
    Sep 18, 2016

    Macey Austin

    This book was such a good read. I'm also glad I read it after I just read Blue Like Jazz. I highly recommend this book! ...

  • Jessica
    Aug 16, 2016


    “I get the invitation every morning when I wake up to actually live a life of complete engagement, a life of whimsy, a life where love does. It doesn’t come in an envelope. It’s ushered in by a sunrise, the sound of a bird, or the smell of coffee drifting lazily from the...

  • Eileen
    Feb 8, 2016


    This book took me a while to get through, half way it felt like I was reading similar things from chapter to chapter. I finally picked it back up to finish yesterday. Goff has a wonderful message he shares through the book. At times it is hard to relate to how he loves others/shows the...

  • Amanda Espinoza
    Aug 3, 2015

    Amanda Espinoza

    A review I wrote at The first time I saw Bob Goff was at IF:Gathering right before he left the theater in a cupcake food truck. The next day he was interviewed at the conference with his wife, Maria. I don’t remember what they said in the interview, but it made me curio...

  • Krissy Delovely
    Jun 6, 2015

    Krissy Delovely

    Some people add whimsy to their lives by making up songs when they're happy. Others put birds on things. If you're the author of Love Does, you need a lot of money, plenty of free time and even more privilege in order to live a lovely, whimsical life.I wanted to like Love Does, really ...

  • Nikki
    Dec 8, 2014


    This book...I don't feel the summary reflected what it actually is very well. Super preachy Christianity as seen through the lens of white male privilege, neither of which I'm fond of. One- I firmly believe that my relationship with God is personal, and no human belongs in between that...

  • Amy George
    Aug 25, 2014

    Amy George

    I would never have finished this book if a friend hadn't specifically given it to me to read. I complained all the way through it and was thoroughly annoyed.Overall, I agree with the premise - Christians need to stop talking about loving people and tangibly be there for them. However, ...

  • Tung
    Jul 30, 2014


    Goff is one of the more popular Christian speakers, and this book is loved by all of the younger, hipper Christians (especially those that belong to missional churches) – so I know I’m going to receive flak over my review. This book absolutely infuriated me. Goff shares anecd...

  • Jessica
    Feb 8, 2014


    I've heard that Bob Goff is a great and inspirational speaker, and I can certainly believe that, but this book is a compilation of everything I hate about American Christian Culture. The obsession with manliness and "guy things." Lame jokes and forced metaphors. Reducing people to simp...