Love Does And I Will Too...someday

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
My wife's husband makes "to do" lists.

That's good enough isn't it?

No, that isn't love?

Really? Are you sure? They're made quite lovingly with really good intentions.

Of course there's saying you'll get around to something and then there's doing something. Which comes across as love? It's obviously the latter. And there is the book "Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World" by Bob Goff.

Like a lot of people I was introduced by Bob Goff while reading a little book by Donald Miller. When I saw I could get a copy of Bob's book for free I didn't think twice. I just did.*  And I'm oh so glad that I did.

It's been quite a while since I've read a book so fast. It's far from being a complicated read. Don't expect heavy theological arguments. It's a 2012 prose form of a 20 year old DC Talk song. There are numerous great stories. They kept me hooked. Stores are full of long biographies about people who have done half the crazy stuff this guy has.

However, you can read this book for its entertaining stories or you can accept the challenge that lies within and ask yourself: Am I really loving God and others by the way that I live, or is there something needing to be changed?

When that question entered into my reading of the book, chapter 29 became a difficult read. I don't want to spoil it for anyone, and perhaps it will be a different chapter for each reader, but how I teach youth as a youth pastor and my kids as their father will be different from here on out. It has to change.

Go buy it, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. If you're on the fence know that the few dollars you spend will help kids in Uganda. Helping kids is reason enough to part with the cash. Actually for that reason, I feel kinda guilty about accepting a free copy. I guess I'll have to go buy one for myself.

*see what I did there? I was learning from the book before even reading the book.

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