I didn’t expect to be cut in two in the wee hours of the morning one night not long ago, but halved is what I was. As usual lately, I couldn’t sleep and I figured 3am was as good a time as any to start the new book by Bob Goff called Love Does: Discover A Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World. Bob lives in my neighborhood and I thought I’d be supportive and so I ordered it for my Kindle. I wanted to read to help me fall back asleep but it had the reverse effect as I remained wide awake until dawn, unable to put it down. As the sun came up, I had finished the whole thing. Every last morsel. The next morning, I was physically exhausted– but my spirit was energized.
Not many books grab me by the throat. If you really want to know the truth, I’m actually a cynic anymore when it comes to books labeled “Christian” as I think there is sooooo much of the same ol’ same ol’ out there. So many are nice… but not that many actually knock you off your feet. Few inspire you to muster up the guts to go and just simply be somebody different.
This book did that for me. Knocked me clean off my high heels. Bob’s adventurous, no-holds-barred style makes me want to go and be a better person. I am a doer by nature, but Bob has inspired me to get out there and grab life by the throat even more. And isn’t that why we go to the movies, take a walk on the beach, visit a natural wonder… or read a book anyway? We want to come out on the other end answering the question “why should I spend precious time on THIS?”… and have it answered with “because it’ll change how you think”. This book has done that for me and has kicked me in the backside to get up and go DO that thing I say I FEEL. Love Does.
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Sylvia is a singer and Christian women’s speaker, and lives in Southern California.