Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Brief Review of Love Does by Bob Goff

Bob Goff’s story in Donald Miller’s A Million Miles in a Thousand Yearsfascinated me, so I eagerly ordered a free copy of his book Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World from Thomas Nelson’s BookSneeze program. Love Does was a lighter read than I’d hoped, but it does relate quite a few interesting anecdotes from Goff’s ordinary-yet-extraordinary life. Many of the chapters also draw parallels between the events of an anecdote and the things Goff has learned about God. At times the parallels work well, but at other times they seem to be stretched to fit.

I doubt that Love Does will make my list of favorite books I’ve read this year, but I did enjoy it overall. It would make a good graduation gift for a young person who wants to live for God in a somewhat unconventional way.