2018: Book #21
Finished book #21 for 2018: “Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People” by Bob Goff.
His latest offering is just as good, if not better, than his book “Love Does.”
Not just cry…
…you’ll have a box of tissues next to you because you’ll be crying like Oprah just gave you a new home, new car, and a personal airplane!
(Sorry, I got carried away)
The point: you’ll be a blubbering mess!
Goff challenges you to be more like Jesus by loving everybody. No matter who they are or what they’ve done.
He leaves himself open and vulnerable by sharing his own stories. These are powerful stories.
Here are a few notable quotables:
“If I’m only willing to love the people who are nice to me, the ones who see things the way I do, and avoid all the rest, it’s like reading every other page of the Bible and thinking I know what it says.”
“The problem with mere compliance is it turns us into actors.”
‘It seems like failure in the world is a requirement for success with God.”
“The promise of love and grace in our lives is this: Our worst day isn’t bad enough, and our best day isn’t good enough. We’re invited because we’re loved, not because we earned it.”
“People who want a reason to delay, often wait for plans.”
“Loving people the way Jesus did means living a life filled with constant interruptions.”
Goff’s book gets 5 out of 5 stars.
Read this book! You’ll be a better person for it.
I sure hope I can be a better person because of it.
That’s books #21 for 2018.
31 more to go to reach 52 by the end of the year.
Remember, all leaders are readers.
If you want to be a better leader…be a reader.