Thank you to all of you who have read my past blogs, and my book, “Homey’s Adventures”.
I just finished reading and listening to a book by Bob Goff entitled “Love Does” . I read the first 10 chapters and then I listened to the rest of it on my way back home from my mother’s funeral.
The operative word in the title is “Does”. Bob Goff points out the act of loving is more important than talking or writing about it
I write about love and romance. Bob Goff writes about his love and romance with God and God’s children. He has a journalistic style of writing and so do I. He has a zany sense of humor which is infectious and enduring. I like to think that I also have this sense of humor. I see that my writing and his writing are very similar except we write about different things. I had not read anything by Bob Goff before I wrote Homey’s Adventures, but I can’t help but recognize the similarities in our style of writing.
What I love most about “Love Does” is Bob’s grace. One of the characteristics that I look for in my ideal woman is grace, but I love being around people with grace regardless of their gender. A good example of Bob’s grace is shown in the chapter “Ryan in Love”. In this chapter, Bob describes how he opens up his house and loans his boat to a stranger. A beach combing stranger, Ryan, asks Bob if he can borrow his house to ask a woman to marry him. Bob not only agrees to this but also allows 20 of Ryan’s friends to cater the dinner at Bob’s house. Bob not only loans his house for the dinner, he also loans his boat for a romantic interlude after dinner. Bob also calls the Coast Guard who agrees to shoot water cannons off after she agrees to marry Ryan.
Bob offers so many stories about how we can love each other according to Jesus. I admire how he does it with great humility. In the” Jeeplogy” chapter, an 87 year old woman blindsides Bob in his favorite Jeep and he is thrown from the Jeep as it roles several times. Not only does he forgive the woman, but he jokes they should meet again the next week so he can experience the wild ride again. He then decides not to drive the Jeep anymore so he can experience the humility of depending on others. This made me personally reflect on my own humility and maybe I should depend on others more too.
Both the Jim and the Homey parts of me recommends “Love Does” and it is a must read for everyone. Each chapter has it’s own heart warming message. My sister and my friend from church told me they liked the book because you can put it down and not care that much when you don’t remember what happened in the proceeding chapters. I liked this too.
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