Everybody Always by Bob Goff wasn’t even on my 2018 book list, but somehow ended up in my library queue. With the country being so divided right now, we can all become “love in a world full of setbacks and difficult people.”
Everybody Always by Bob Goff: Amazon Description
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.
What the Amazon description leaves out is that he relates many of his lessons back to those of Jesus. Not in a preachy way (the guy is a lawyer, not a preacher), but in a humble, mostly relatable way. I say mostly relatable because he does talk about washing the feet of a Ugandan witch doctors who perform child sacrifices. Not so relatable. But, in another chapter he talks about being patient with an incredibly slow car rental attendant. Who hasn’t felt impatient at a checkout line? It was a great reminder to not judge, but to love everybody always, like Jesus did. Easier said then done. Especially when you feel like telling the grocery bagger to move aside because you know you can do it better and faster. 😛