Everybody always : becoming love in a world full of setbacks and difficult people / Bob Goff.

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  • Author(s): Goff, Bob, author
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Information:
    Nashville, Tennessee : Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2018]
  • Publication Date:
    2018
  • Physical Description:
    ix, 230 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publication Type:
    Book
  • Document Type:
    Non-fiction
  • Subject Terms:
  • Additional Information
    • Abstract:
      Summary: 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.
    • Content Notes:
      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.
    • Notes:
      59
    • ISBN:
      9780718078133
      0718078136
    • Accession Number:
      2017956051
    • Accession Number:
      neos.8327620
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      GOFF, B. Everybody always : becoming love in a world full of setbacks and difficult people. [s. l.]: Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, 2018. ISBN 9780718078133. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8327620&custid=s3443875. Acesso em: 20 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Goff B. Everybody Always : Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People. Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8327620&custid=s3443875. Accessed February 20, 2020.
    • APA:
      Goff, B. (2018). Everybody always : becoming love in a world full of setbacks and difficult people. Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Goff, Bob. 2018. Everybody Always : Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People. Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8327620&custid=s3443875.
    • Harvard:
      Goff, B. (2018) Everybody always : becoming love in a world full of setbacks and difficult people. Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8327620&custid=s3443875 (Accessed: 20 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Goff, B 2018, Everybody always : becoming love in a world full of setbacks and difficult people, Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, viewed 20 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Goff, Bob. Everybody Always : Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People. Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8327620&custid=s3443875.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Goff, Bob. Everybody Always : Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People. Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8327620&custid=s3443875.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Goff B. Everybody always : becoming love in a world full of setbacks and difficult people [Internet]. Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson; 2018 [cited 2020 Feb 20]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8327620&custid=s3443875

Reviews

PW Reviews 2018 February #4

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.)

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