Love Does - Bob Goff

Love Does

By Bob Goff

  • Release Date: 2012-04-30
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Score: 5
From 464 Ratings


Now a New York Times Bestseller!

As a college student he spent 16 days in the Pacific Ocean with five guys and a crate of canned meat. As a father he took his kids on a world tour to eat ice cream with heads of state. He made friends in Uganda, and they liked him so much he became the Ugandan consul. He pursued his wife for three years before she agreed to date him. His grades weren't good enough to get into law school, so he sat on a bench outside the Dean’s office for seven days until they finally let him enroll. 

Bob Goff has become something of a legend, and his friends consider him the world's best-kept secret. Those same friends have long insisted he write a book. What follows are paradigm shifts, musings, and stories from one of the world’s most delightfully engaging and winsome people. What fuels his impact? Love. But it's not the kind of love that stops at thoughts and feelings. Bob's love takes action. Bob believes Love Does.

When Love Does, life gets interesting. Each day turns into a hilarious, whimsical, meaningful chance that makes faith simple and real. Each chapter is a story that forms a book, a life. And this is one life you don't want to miss.

Light and fun, unique and profound, the lessons drawn from Bob's life and attitude just might inspire you to be secretly incredible, too.


“If this book does not make your heart beat faster, book the next flight to Mayo Clinic!” --Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church, Chairman, Willow Creek Association

“Bob Goff is a one-man tsunami of grace, a hurricane of love.  He doesn't just talk about change, he really is change, as Love Does chronicles in such a vivid way. Yet, Love Does doesn't leave you feeling like you want to celebrate its author, it awakens a sense deep within that you, too, have an outrageous role to play in God's unfolding story or rescue and repair.” --Louie Giglio, Passion Conferences/Passion City Church

“An interesting and compelling story (with Young Life roots) that ends with a practical challenge and punch:  ‘love does’ and God can use you to do it!” --Denny Rydberg, President, Young Life

“Every once in a while someone like Bob Goff shows up to remind us that some things matter a lot more than others.  Love Does has a kind of ‘north star’ effect that will push you to refocus your life and energy on what is most significant. It doesn't just invite you to respond with your God-given potential, it invites you to become a part of what God can do beyond your potential.” --Reggie Joiner, Founder and CEO of Orange

“We liked the book a lot. Mostly, the balloons on the cover. The rest was pretty good too. Lots of stories about how God helps us.” --Aedan, Asher and Skye Peterson ages 13, 12 and 9

“This may look like a book. It’s not. It is an invitation to enter into the greatest adventure you have ever known—your life as it was meant to be lived. Hang on!” --Michael Hyatt,  Author, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World,

“Bob’s ability to love people brings contagious hope and inspiration wherever he goes. The power of love showcased in this book will surely touch the hearts and souls of many people. Read Love Does and find a friend in one the world’s best hidden secrets, a person who shows how love can create connection and make a difference—even across oceans.” --George Tsereteli, Deputy Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia (former Russian Republic)


  • Love Love Love

    By Curr man
    Amazing book that is extremely relevant to some of the issues ive faced. Worth every penny
  • Must Read

    By Simmie Joe
    Wow.. what an excellent book. It has opened my eyes to how I want to experience life, and how so want my son to experience life.. I love how Mike found God in every aspect of what he was doing and how we can do the same..He allowed God to work in him and through him, putting people and situations in place to align with His vision. I am truly encouraged and ready to move.. I will definitely be sharing this book with others.
  • Love really Does

    By DrMcQuinn
    Inspirational and amazing book. So much highlighting happened in this book!!
  • Love Certainly Does

    By bbbbrieeee
    Words cannot express how much I enjoyed reading this book. His message is beyond simpe and beyond important. Definitely a must read. I am making all my friends read it. You are not going to want to put this book down
  • Inspiration of a different kind

    By bigR_101
    This book, which is an incredible collection of stories, hits the nail on the head when it comes to articulating what "love" really is and more accurately, what it does. It's a light read that will also challenge you to live a life of abundance- the kind of life we were all meant to live.
  • Amazing book

    By prcamp
    This book is one of the best-- will bring lots of laughter and amazement as you read about the wild "go for it" adventures of Bob and his friends and family. Many great inspiring lessons about living a life at full throttle...
  • How Love Does

    By Mkishappy
    This was an amazing, inspirational, challenging book. It really touches the nerve of what Love really is. Love doesn't talk about doing does! If you are looking for a book that challenges you to become venerable with the way you look at Love, then this is a great book to read! Bob does such a great job of tying these ideas of "doing" with the principles that Christ taught us while he was on earth. Very good book! I highly recommend it!
  • A Must Read and Do

    By Dodger3
    This is a must read book! It's fun, well-written, and so real! But it doesn't stop there. It encourages that next step: do! Love is an action, not just a word! Love really does!
  • Love Does

    By JeremyGreat
    Loved this book! Really shows you there are great people out there and one person can really make a big difference!
  • Inspiring

    By Rucker Road Warrior
    Through Bob's great storytelling voice, this book shares the Gospel over and over again. With a simple and reachable approach, Bob reminded me of God's tremendous love for me and my need to daily share that love with others. A fantastic read that I will come back to many times!