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Love Does

Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
Written by: Bob Goff
Narrated by: Bob Goff
Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
5 out of 5 stars (80 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Love Does shares powerful stories coupled with eye-opening truths and empowers anyone who longs for a better world and a richer faith.

You don’t need another Christian message or a self-help book. You need to have your paradigms about the world shifted into truth. That’s exactly what you get in Love Does.

Have you ever noticed that the real change in your life - the growth that sticks and becomes a part of you - never happens with a program or the sheer grit of your best efforts? It happens over time, like a glacier slowly carving valleys through the mountains.In this book of compelling stories paired with eye-opening truths, author Bob Goff shows you a new way to live, a way that’s drenched with the whimsy of God’s love and the spontaneity of following where He leads when He says “Go!” In this book, you learn what it looks like to be secretly incredible and advance God’s kingdom everywhere you are and wherever you’re going.

For anyone who’s wanted to change the world but thought they needed money, a committee, and permission to get started, Love Does shows what can happen when you decide to do instead of plan, act instead of strategize, and fiercely, invisibly fight for the possibility God has gifted you to uniquely see.

©2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc. (P)2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc.

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Very Encouraging

This book is very encouraging! I love the amazing stories from Bob and his friends & family. I am encouraged to love others in the small ways and seemingly crazy ways more and more. I don’t know why I waited so long to listen to this book! Sooo good! I’ll listen again soon I’m sure!

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not what I expected

it definitely was not what I expected. it was just a bunch of stories. it was a great listen though.

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Awesome audio book

I thoroughly enjoyed Love does, Bob Goff has put together a book that i will definitely listen to again and again. My sister recommended that I listen to Love Does and I can't thank her enough. If you're looking to find some ideas on how to live life this man can definitely give you some. I found him very humble and someone you could learn from if we just open our ears and hearts and listen. I especially loved the way he gave all the credit for his successes to Jesus Christ. If you are looking for a great book look no further.

Thanks Bob


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Heart wide open.

Best book ever. Makes me want to live life to the fullest. Love does that.

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  • Liz
  • 2019-06-06

LOVE!

Wish everyone would read or listen to this book! It both challenges and inspires through humourous and heartfelt stories.

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  • DW
  • 2019-04-19

Be awesome!

This book forces you to imagine yourself pushing your own boundaries and doing awesome things that seem impossible. Bob Goff is inspiring because of his audacity!

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this was an awesome book that has helped me become

this book rekindled in me once again to do rather than just to exist. We become Shackled by our wealth and belongings of North American mindset and need to release those things so that we are fully engaged as God's hands and feet.

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Amazing stories and uplifting inspiration.

This book shines such a great light on the simplicity of loving others and just 'doing' something. I recommend everyone reads this book and feels inspired. #Audible1

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Phenomenal! A must listen ❤

This book is an absolute gem! Bob's voice is so soothing and reassuring and his lessons practical and inspiring. I will go back and listen to this book again and again. I cannot wait to listen to his other books as well.

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Beautiful Book

Absolutely loved this book – the thing that is most amazing about it are the stories that Bob tells, full of beauty, messiness, brokenness & love. So inspiring. Love doesn’t just think about it, it does.

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  • SarahG0529
  • 2013-02-25

Love this Book and Love this Aurthor

What did you love best about Love Does?

I loved that this book was a simple concept but really challenged you to change your thinking.

What other book might you compare Love Does to and why?

I would compare Love Does to Ken Davis's book Fully Alive. They are both extremely inspiring. I developed a real hope for change after reading both of these. I think anyone would be inspired by either or both of these books.

Have you listened to any of Bob Goff’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was the first book by Bob Goff that I have listened to. I think he did a great job. I really enjoy when an author reads their own work because you get their intended emphasis and emotions as the story is told.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed and cried while listening. It really hit home and I felt a good connection to this book.

Any additional comments?

Anyone whose questioning where they are at or where they should go with their life would really enjoy and take something away from this book. I would definitely recommend it!

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  • J. Guy Muse
  • 2014-03-11

One of the most amazing books I have ever read!

I bought this title on a whim, but am so glad I did. This is a collection of some of the most amazing and thought-provoking true life stories of the author. After telling the story he share lessons learned from the experience. If you think these stories are just another "run of the mill" collection of cute stories like I thought they might be, you're in for a big surprise! Most of them are so far-fetched it makes you wonder if they really happened. I highly recommend this book to everybody. This is Christianity at its core and makes me want to free myself of all that binds me from allowing LOVE DOES not KNOWS. If you need to have your faith renewed in what love can accomplish in this sad world in which we live PLEASE don't let this title pass you by!

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  • Elizabeth
  • 2014-06-05

Encouraging and thoughtful

This was just the book I needed right now: an encouraging look at how God loves us and how we can show His love to others. Some of the chapters resonated more with me than others, but I think that is part of what makes the book good: it speaks to you where you are at. It's an easy read or listen and well worth the time.

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  • Frank Papa
  • 2012-06-14

A pleasant surprise, well read by the author

Where does Love Does rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the rare audio books I listened to twice in a row. It brought inspiration through the author's joy of sharing his adventures, leaving the listener convinced that anything is possible with a can-do attitude built on moral and ethical principles.A great book to share in the car on long trips. Well written (it's good that the story has benefitted from the help of Bob's author friend) and presented (benefiting from Bob's unique passion and exuberance which draws the listener in to his world).So yes, a great listen, likely to encourage a "let's just do it," healthy and determined attitude.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, twice. It came at a good time when I needed a pick me up to tackle whatever life brings next.

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  • Steve Gildersleeve
  • 2013-01-14

Good Stories and Advice

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Mr. Goff uses stories from his life and the bible to illustrate a path the avoids the many negatives of modern religion and 'religious people' these days. My teenage daughter and I listened to it together on a car trip. I surprised her with it; she wasn't pleased. However, she liked it so much she went out and bought the book to discuss with her friends (I was pleasantly astounded). I typically can't abide the books found classified in the religion/christianity category these days, but this book is refreshing in its lack of dogma and in its surplus of inspiring ways to live your life to the fullest and in accord with the teachings of Jesus (not any church version of him, but the historical version) without annoying your friends and family and colleagues.

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  • Cristina
  • 2014-01-05

Wonderful and Whimsical

I had heard that this book would change my life, but I didn't believe it until I read it. Goff's stories encourage the reader to live on whims without social restrictions on love and humanity.

This book is narrated by the exuberant author who probably talks with his hands, so there were a handful of times I had to listen twice, but otherwise the narration is also good.

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  • Stephanie
  • 2012-12-12

Inspiration from a Real [Crazy] Life

What made the experience of listening to Love Does the most enjoyable?

This audiobook will inspire your wild, adventurous side, and passion for God and others, to work itself into your everyday life. Bob Goff tells stories of his own experiences living life on the edge in an everyday kind of way, while welcoming you into his reflections on God and His boundless, bold, abundant love. He reads about his life with authenticity and makes the listener understand that living a life of love [for God and others] requires boldness, but is fully attainable for those of us who are "typical" or "regular" people.

What did you like best about this story?

Bob Goff lives an extraordinary life and speaks about it like "it's just that way it is."

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I enjoyed listening to a chapter at a time, and then allowing myself the time and energy to ponder the things he shared.

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  • Rob Dickerson
  • 2012-06-18

Strategic whimsy is so needed!

Absolutely loved "Love Does." Especially since it's read by the author. Bob Goff is my hero!

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  • Nancy
  • 2014-07-06

Love Changes US

Would you listen to Love Does again? Why?

yes, really enjoyable

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

yes there were a couple of places that brought tears of joy to my eyes.

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  • Jason
  • 2014-02-13

Do Love

If you could sum up Love Does in three words, what would they be?

Love fixes things

What did you like best about this story?

I was challenged to Love EVERYBODY better.

Have you listened to any of Bob Goff’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

A great book to listen to or read.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful