October 30, 2012

currently reading: love does.

"This is going to be a powerful book," I whispered under my breath.

And it was. And is.

And I highly recommend you read Love Does, too.

love does.

Bob Goff's stories are incredible and unimaginable for a girl like me. But he doesn't tell them in a show-off or know-it-all way. Instead, he tells them as life changing memories. Memories that reveal Jesus in all His glory. Bob doesn't boast. No, he directs all the applause to Jesus.

Something that I need to do more often.

He also challenges his readers to do more. And to just do it. Don't over-think it, just take the plunge. Don't just sit there, but take on the challenges and the plans God has for us and actually do something with them. Change our lives and those around us.

Something else I need to do more often.

I love how his stories are written, too. If you're busy with school, family, or life, you can still read it. You can go chapter by chapter, which only makes the book last a little bit longer (it's that sweet). You don't have to worry about forgetting the plot or the characters like you might with your English books. Each chapter is a story and life lesson of its own.

I also love how Bob writing connects with you. You don't feel distant. In fact, reading through it made me feel like I was right there, sitting in the audience, listening him tell stories.

If anything, he's just about the greatest storyteller out there. Well, maybe the second best. Sometimes, my family dinners are pretty funny, too.

Anyway, I highly, highly, highly recommend this book. I read mine through the library (to save money) and ended up checking it out twice. The first time, I didn't read start it because I was doing my Hunger-Games-I-don't-want-it-to-end-thing. But the second time, I dove into it and am so glad I did.

I'm thinking about asking for it for Christmas, in fact. And you should, too!

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