This book. Bob Goff. I think he is pretty great. Not perfect, but hilariously inviting and honest. Those are things I really enjoy.
His stories hold you in the moment and you feel like you are sitting in his living room listening to him tell them. They are unbelievable.
In those moments I’m tempted to look at Bob and say “wow he gets to do all these amazing things for God.” “I wish I could do ________.” And I can be left there wishing for someone else’s amazing life with God instead of living my own.
So as I read this second book of his, my focus was shifted. I took those stories as something I could have with God too. Mine will be different because I am not Bob, I’m Tara.
I think about life more intentionally after reading this book. And looking at the people around me with more love and challenged to do more out of that love instead of guilt or obligation.
If you need a good summer read, read it. Be challenged.
This is my favorite part of reading, getting to know the heart of someone and challenging the places you are currently standing.
As I am writing this, my kids are talking to me about a monster in the attic as they shoot and ask me to help. So off I go.
Summer is here.
Let the reading commence.