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Everybody always : becoming love in a world full of setbacks and difficult people / Bob Goff.
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9780718078133
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Nashville, Tennessee : Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2018]

©2018
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ix, 230 pages ; 22 cm
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Creepy people -- Meeting Carol -- Love everybody, always -- The yellow truck -- Limo driver -- Skydiving -- A day at the museum -- The pizza place -- From the lighthouse window -- Three green lights -- Last one, best one -- Three minutes at a time -- Karl's dive -- Land the plane -- A welcome from Walter -- What grace costs -- My bucket - Croc drop -- Be. Not. Afraid. -- Witch doctors and witness stands -- Randy's skill -- Kabi -- Where do you want to go? -- Graduation day.
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What happens when we stop avoiding difficult people and simply love everyone? In his wildly entertaining and inspiring follow-up to the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Love Does, Bob Goff takes readers on a life-altering journey into the secret of living without fear, care, constraint, or worry. The path toward the outsized, unfettered, liberated existence we all long for is found in a truth as simple to say as it is hard to do: love people, even the difficult ones, without distinction and without limits. Driven by Bob's trademark hilarious and insightful storytelling, Everybody, Always reveals the lessons Bob learned - often the hard way - about what it means to love without inhibition, insecurity, or restriction.
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New York Times Bestseller!

What happens when we give away love like we're made of it?

In his entertaining and inspiring follow-up to the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Love Does, Bob Goff takes readers on a journey into the secret of living without fear, constraint, or worry. The path toward the liberated existence we all long for is found in a truth as simple to say as it is hard to do: love people, even the difficult ones, without distinction and without limits.

Driven by Bob's trademark storytelling, Everybody, Always reveals the lessons Bob learned--often the hard way--about what it means to love without inhibition, insecurity, or restriction. From finding the right friends to discovering the upside of failure, Everybody, Always points the way to embodying love by doing the unexpected, the intimidating, the seemingly impossible. Whether losing his shoes while skydiving solo or befriending a Ugandan witch doctor, Bob steps into life with a no-limits embrace of others that is as infectious as it is extraordinarily ordinary. Everybody, Always reveals how we can do the same.


Author Notes

Bob Goff is the founder of Love Does, a nonprofit organization that operates schools and safe houses and pursues justice for women and children in conflict areas such as Uganda, Somalia, and Iraq. Bob is a lawyer and serves as the honorary consul for the Republic of Uganda to the United States. He is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School and Point Loma Nazarene University and lives in San Diego with Sweet Maria near their adult kids and growing family.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Goff¿founder of Love Does, an NGO that provides educational services to children in conflict zones¿laces together lively accounts of his casual and intimate interactions with people all over the world in this primer on becoming the essence of love. To Goff, ¿becoming love¿ is a central principle that directs his actions and service toward others. ¿People who are becoming love see the beauty in others even when their off-putting behavior makes for a pretty weird mask,¿ he says. Goff writes of his neighbor Carol, who, after she developed cancer, started chatting with him on a walkie-talkie each day to help her cope with her fears; an airport employee (Goff is also a pilot) whom he has helped with adoptions; and the Yazidi children he teaches in Northern Iraq. Readers will laugh at Goff¿s antics and musings amid his tireless work on behalf of others (¿We agreed if Sweet Maria ever decides to leave me, she has to take me with her,¿ he writes of his wife while describing the rocky start to their marriage), and skydiving trips with his son between welcome parties for refugees whom he helps to settle within the U.S. The remarkable breadth of Goff¿s experiences and humility of his approach will help his call for becoming love resonate with readers. (Apr.)


Table of Contents

Prologuep. vii
Chapter 1 Creepy Peoplep. 1
Chapter 2 Meeting Carolp. 11
Chapter 3 Love Everybody, Alwaysp. 19
Chapter 4 The Yellow Truckp. 29
Chapter 5 Limo Driverp. 39
Chapter 6 Skydivingp. 49
Chapter 7 A Day at the Museump. 59
Chapter 8 The Pizza Placep. 69
Chapter 9 From the Lighthouse Windowp. 77
Chapter 10 Three Green Lightsp. 85
Chapter 11 Last One, Best Onep. 95
Chapter 12 Three Minutes at a Timep. 105
Chapter 13 Karl's Divep. 117
Chapter 14 Land the Planep. 127
Chapter 15 A Welcome from Walterp. 141
Chapter 16 What Grace Costsp. 149
Chapter 17 My Bucketp. 159
Chapter 18 Croc Dropp. 169
Chapter 19 Be. Not. Afraidp. 177
Chapter 20 Witch Doctors and Witness Standsp. 187
Chapter 21 Randy's Skillp. 195
Chapter 22 Kabip. 201
Chapter 23 Where Do You Want to Go?p. 207
Chapter 24 Graduation Dayp. 213
Epiloguep. 221
Acknowledgmentsp. 225
About the Authorp. 229
Connect with Bobp. 230

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