Monday, September 24, 2018

Book Review - Everybody Always

Everybody Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People

Bob Goff
Nelson Books 2018

Reviewed by Diane Busch

Bob is so inspirational.  He lives what he writes.  He is a great example of a Christ follower who has embraced the love of Christ and shares it with others.  He tells big stories of how God has done amazing things, starting with small acts of love.  He doesn’t brag, he just shares examples from his life where he has given love instead of anger, impatience, harshness, intolerance, and the like.

His “day job” as a lawyer gives him position and platform to be in situations that many of us cannot, but we can still follow his example as we follow Jesus' leading in our own lives.  We cannot underestimate our little acts of love to people we come in contact with.  Bob is also a highly sought after speaker.  Between these two jobs he finds himself on airplanes many days of the week.  He once befriended and discipled a TSA agent 3-minutes at a time as he encountered him regularly at the airport.  Bob and “Sweet Maria” (as he calls his wife) gave away their house to a widow.  She became their closest family friend and then they helped her though cancer until she died.  With God’s amazing power and intervention over the course of many years, Bob was able to help stop the evil practices of witch doctors in Uganda.

His strategy in life is to love people, as Jesus instructed.  He says, "If we want more faith we've got to do more stuff”.  He is not preachy or academic.  He is very conversational and down-to-earth.  He says, If you know what it is you want, that will direct what you are doing today.  Figure out who you are becoming, and let that inform who you are now.

I highly recommend this book and/or audiobook for all teens and adults.  You will be greatly inspired and challenged in your walk with the Lord.

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