Love Does

Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World

Love Does

Recounts lessons the author learned through taking on challenging and unique opportunities, offering commentary on the inherent compatibility of adventure and the Christian life as well as love's ability to encourage and inspire action.

Love Does

Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World by Bob Goff | Summary & Analysis

Love Does

Love Does by Bob Goff | Summary & Analysis Preview: Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World by Bob Goff is a memoir of the lawyer’s journey through faith as a Christian. As a young child, Goff injured his eye when he was playing with his father's rifle and the gun went off. Goff's dad rushed him to the hospital, which is how Goff imagines God responding to human failures. Goff befriended a corner store owner. Goff often bought candy at the store and the owner would sometimes allow him to take the candy even when he did not have enough money. This helped Goff realize that sometimes people can make their own rules. When Goff was in elementary school, he joined a Little League baseball team. The team made it to the playoffs, but lost. Goff, however, hit a home run. His coach sent him a card that told him he was a real baseball player… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Love Does • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

Love Does Study Guide

Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World

Love Does Study Guide

In Love Does, a five-session video-based small group study (DVD sold separately), you will discover the whimsy of New York Times best-selling author Bob Goff through a sometimes humorous, thought-provoking, meaningful lesson that makes faith in God simple and real. You will discover the 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, just like Jesus did. Bob believes Love Does. This study guide will lead you and your group deeper into content with video notes, group discussion questions, and between session personal reflections and actions to enhance the group experience. When Love Does, life gets interesting. Light and fun, unique and profound, the lessons drawn from Bob's life and attitude just might inspire you to be secretly incredible too. Sessions include: I’m With You Free to Fail Audacious Love Be Not Afraid Follow Me Designed for use with the Love Does Video Study 9781400206292 (sold separately).

Love Does Church Campaign Kit

Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World

Love Does Church Campaign Kit

In this five-week church-wide campaign, participants will discover how their faith comes alive when they do the love of God.

Agape, Justice, and Law

How Might Christian Love Shape Law?

Agape, Justice, and Law

In a provocative essay, philosopher Jeffrie Murphy asks: 'what would law be like if we organized it around the value of Christian love, and if we thought about and criticized law in terms of that value?'. This book brings together leading scholars from a variety of disciplines to address that question. Scholars have given surprisingly little attention to assessing how the central Christian ethical category of love - agape - might impact the way we understand law. This book aims to fill that gap by investigating the relationship between agape and law in Scripture, theology, and jurisprudence, as well as applying these insights to contemporary debates in criminal law, tort law, elder law, immigration law, corporate law, intellectual property, and international relations. At a time when the discourse between Christian and other world views is more likely to be filled with hate than love, the implications of agape for law are crucial.

Love Is an Inside Job

Getting Vulnerable with God

Love Is an Inside Job

Faith in God plus therapy are the combination that leads to wholeness. Tune's story of his faith/therapy path to authenticity with God will empower you for your own life journey. Tune is the son of a drug-addicted single parent mother, who herself, inherited deeply ingrained obstacles to self-love. He found his way out of poverty via the military. He graduated from Howard University and Duke School of Divinity. He was a minister, a sought-after speaker, and social entrepreneur. Outwardly, he was successful, an overcomer. Yet, his past, hidden childhood trauma would sometimes revolt, causing self-sabotage that threatened to destroy the life he was creating. He worked hard to keep the emotional brokenness caused by the challenges of his upbringing carefully hidden -especially from the church. His mother, with whom he successfully reconciled after she was finally free from addiction, died of lung cancer. Then he divorced--a second time. Feeling like a failure, questioning his faith and will to live, he made a choice not to give up but to examine his life and seek counseling. Dubbed "Brother Brown" (a Black man's Brene Brown), his book shares his process of applying therapy and faith to anger, shame, self-doubt and plaguing memories. Romal learned that the pursuit of success was not the key to healing the inner turmoil but it was in learning to accept the love of God and learning to love the wounded child within. His past pain was redeemed as self-worth and he finally found inner peace. No longer carrying the weight of secrets, guilt and shame, he emerged emotionally free and more powerful than ever. His book will empower others to stop living a past driven present by healing their stories, embracing the love of God, and learning to truly love themselves.

Hand Over Fist

Hand Over Fist

Incivility among Christians has been referred to as a ?cannibal culture, ? ?venomous, ? ?pandemic, ? and ?anything but Christlike.? Why is it so hard for Christians to have a civil conversation anymore? We need the humility to open our hands and ask for help, the boldness to lift up our hand to incivility and say, ?Enough, ? and the confidence to hold out our hand to offer help and guidance to others. That's hard to do with a clenched fist. Hand Over Fist provides the Christian community with tools to recognize various forms of conflict, interpret those conflicts appropriately, and engage those conflicts through a process that equips and empowers Christians to participate in civil discourse. And the solution to all of it is in the palm of your hand.

Slaying the Debt Dragon

How One Family Conquered Their Money Monster and Found an Inspired Happily Ever After

Slaying the Debt Dragon

Are your finances getting out of control? Have you made mistakes with your money? Are you in more debt than you’d like to admit? Cherie Lowe has been there. She and her family found themselves $127,482.30 in debt (did your jaw drop?). They hadn’t bought a yacht, blown it on designer clothes, or purchased a mansion. The small, everyday expenses of living just added up—until suddenly, the Lowes were being threatened by one dragon of a debt. But through hard work and with God’s help, Cherie’s family vanquished this foe, one bill at a time. And you can too! In Slaying the Debt Dragon, Cherie shares how her war on debt made her financially free, strengthened her marriage, taught her children valuable money-management skills, and brought her whole family closer to God and one another. As you read her battle tales, you’ll be armed with the weapons you need to fight your own financial foes. With God, all things are possible—and your inspired happily ever after can begin today.