Day 128

Friends, meet Bob Goff. (Bob, these are my blog friends). He’s the guy who’s living the life that most of us wish we had the guts to live. Not because he’s trying to be cool, but because he loves Jesus. And love does. That’s the whole reason for Bob’s book, appropriately titled Love Does.

It’s a book filled with life. Stories that end with, “I used to think… but now I know…” Lessons learned from a life that is being lived well. I read part of it on an airplane a couple weeks ago, and it’s a good thing that my row was empty, because my constant giggling probably would have woken any neighbors. Laughter, grins, and tears, all combined in one incredible package. A package that left me wanting more whimsy and more of Jesus.

Do yourself a favor. Get your hands on a copy, read it, and discover a secretly incredible life in an ordinary world. All without the capes.

I’m pretty sure that it comes coated in grease, because we haven’t been able to hold on to any of the copies that have passed through our hands. My mom ordered a few to give away as gifts, but we wound up giving ours away as well. It’s just too good to hold on to!

I don't really have the words to do it justice, but trust me: you will not regret reading Love Does. From the book:

...I reflect on God, who didn’t choose someone else to express His creative presence to the world, who didn’t tap the rock star or the popular kid to get things done. He chose you and me. We are the means, the method, the object, and the delivery vehicles. God can use anyone, for sure. If you can shred on a Fender or won “Best Personality,” you’re not disqualified—it just doesn’t make you more qualified. You see, God usually chooses ordinary people like us to get things done.

Read an excerpt here and order it here. Oh, and some of the proceeds go to Restore International!