Everybody, Always
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. 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.

Everybody, Always Details

TitleEverybody, Always
Author
ReleaseApr 17th, 2018
PublisherThomas Nelson
ISBN-139780718078133
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Christian, Religion, Faith, Spirituality

Everybody, Always Review

  • Molly
    January 1, 1970
    I am reviewing the first five chapters of the book that I received from the publisher. I first "met" Bob when I read Love Does and because I loved that book, when I found out about his new book I was dying to get my hands on a copy of it. While reading the first five chapters, I have laughed and cried - sometimes within just a few sentences. Bob has a way with words - his sentences may be short and simple, but they go so much deeper than the surface. In "Everybody, Always" Bob keeps Christianity I am reviewing the first five chapters of the book that I received from the publisher. I first "met" Bob when I read Love Does and because I loved that book, when I found out about his new book I was dying to get my hands on a copy of it. While reading the first five chapters, I have laughed and cried - sometimes within just a few sentences. Bob has a way with words - his sentences may be short and simple, but they go so much deeper than the surface. In "Everybody, Always" Bob keeps Christianity simple, not easy, and reminds us we are to love everybody, always. Even those that we are afraid of or disagree with. Jesus didn't come to save those who agreed with him, Jesus came to save everybody...always.
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  • Selena
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free copy of Everybody Always by Bob Goff from Bookish First for my honest review.What a beautiful and delightful book to read in a world so full of chaos. This book is about how to live life with love always. It opens your heart and makes you realize that you need to love everyone not just the ones who are easy to love. This is a great reminder for everyone to realize that love is simple and doesn't need to ever be complicated. Bob Goff shows us to love the people that frustrate us I received a free copy of Everybody Always by Bob Goff from Bookish First for my honest review.What a beautiful and delightful book to read in a world so full of chaos. This book is about how to live life with love always. It opens your heart and makes you realize that you need to love everyone not just the ones who are easy to love. This is a great reminder for everyone to realize that love is simple and doesn't need to ever be complicated. Bob Goff shows us to love the people that frustrate us, the people we don't understand, the people we disagree with, and even people we might not like. An absolute must read.
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  • Melinda Greenzalis
    January 1, 1970
    This book is very Bob Goff - he makes things simple but not easy. Uncomplicated ideas that make you think. It (like Love Does) makes you see the possibilities not the road blocks.
  • Brienne Coughlin
    January 1, 1970
    Oh, where to start. I’ve had preview access to the first five chapters and this book has hit me like a brick. In Love Does, I cry every time I read (and yes, I’ve read it a lot) two stories: the one about Don Valencia and VIA Starbucks coffee, and the one where Bob and his friends sail to Hawaii. Those come quite late in the book, so I’m prepared and ready for a hard-hit to the feels. This one, however, hit me in chapter three. FIRST THING. But in such a good way. I can’t wait to keep reading an Oh, where to start. I’ve had preview access to the first five chapters and this book has hit me like a brick. In Love Does, I cry every time I read (and yes, I’ve read it a lot) two stories: the one about Don Valencia and VIA Starbucks coffee, and the one where Bob and his friends sail to Hawaii. Those come quite late in the book, so I’m prepared and ready for a hard-hit to the feels. This one, however, hit me in chapter three. FIRST THING. But in such a good way. I can’t wait to keep reading and learning about ways to “become love.” I really can’t wait to share it with my family and friends and people all over. Thanks, Bob, for bringing us another book on how to be more like Christ and how to be better people in general.
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  • Erin *Help I’m Reading and I Can’t Get Up*
    January 1, 1970
    1.5 stars. A real disappointment. While I agree with his sentiment, the entire point is in the title/first chapter, which then gets repeated over and over and over through loosely organized stories.The main reason I didn't connect, though, was because of the squarely white upperclass male perspective. From start to finish, Goff throws in casual mentions of extraordinary spending-- buying six homes in ten years, hopping a plane to Mount Kilimanjaro. Does he think this is a universal experience? 1.5 stars. A real disappointment. While I agree with his sentiment, the entire point is in the title/first chapter, which then gets repeated over and over and over through loosely organized stories.The main reason I didn't connect, though, was because of the squarely white upperclass male perspective. From start to finish, Goff throws in casual mentions of extraordinary spending-- buying six homes in ten years, hopping a plane to Mount Kilimanjaro. Does he think this is a universal experience? And the uniquely male bravado of sitting down next to someone in a restaurant and proclaiming you'd like to buy their home *because it overlooks your favorite surfing beach*.... Yes, all of that totally matches my life. This kind of thing just really rubs me the wrong way. And, pair all this with the repeated thesis that we should love everyone... even the "creepy" people... it comes out a little Savior Complexy. Just a little. Again, the sentiment is nice, but there was just no point of connection for me.Pretty cover, though.
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  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    The long-awaited follow-up to Love Does, this book by Goff continues to put on display the extravagant love of God. Somehow Goff manages to be both whimsical and serious. What I read from him makes me want to live out the faith I say I believe.Reading what Bob writes makes me believe anything is possible because he is crazy enough to believe that living our lives for Jesus has a real impact on people right now. (He has the stories to back that up!)I wanted to underline the whole book. And becau The long-awaited follow-up to Love Does, this book by Goff continues to put on display the extravagant love of God. Somehow Goff manages to be both whimsical and serious. What I read from him makes me want to live out the faith I say I believe.Reading what Bob writes makes me believe anything is possible because he is crazy enough to believe that living our lives for Jesus has a real impact on people right now. (He has the stories to back that up!)I wanted to underline the whole book. And because Bob includes stories about his own failures and snuggles, his teaching is relatable and accessible. If you were encouraged and challenged by Love Does, expect to be blown away by Everybody Always.
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  • Rushaunda Diaz
    January 1, 1970
    Bob Goff has a relaxed, conversational style of writing that makes you feel as if you are just sitting down to chat over coffee. He does a fantastic job of mixing deep truth with engaging stories from his own life. One minute you will be laughing out loud, before being brought to tears, followed closely by the need to stop reading to meditate and pray on the concepts presented. Loving others well requires us to step outside our comfort zone, not only to reach the “others” that we wouldn’t typic Bob Goff has a relaxed, conversational style of writing that makes you feel as if you are just sitting down to chat over coffee. He does a fantastic job of mixing deep truth with engaging stories from his own life. One minute you will be laughing out loud, before being brought to tears, followed closely by the need to stop reading to meditate and pray on the concepts presented. Loving others well requires us to step outside our comfort zone, not only to reach the “others” that we wouldn’t typically interact with, but to show them real, genuine love. Love is fun, joyful, and whimsical, but most of us would not use those words to describe the way we live our lives. Bob gives examples of getting a set of walkie-talkies for him and one of his neighbors who was going through a difficult time. They could have easily talked on the phone, but it was more fun to turn back to the childhood whimsy of walkie-talkies, like two cans on a string. He gives another example of a neighborhood parade he has every year, just for fun. If we live our life full of intentional joy, love will be a natural overflow from that joy.
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  • Kelly Martin
    January 1, 1970
    I have a feeling that this book, each chapter, maybe even every paragraph will constantly challenge it's readers to think about love in a new way. It's pure honesty strikes me in a way that many other books have not done. Bob invites his readers into a series of adventure weaving through separate parts of his life story on how to love everybody, always. I am excited to read the rest of this book when it comes out next month. I received an advanced reader copy containing the first five chapters i I have a feeling that this book, each chapter, maybe even every paragraph will constantly challenge it's readers to think about love in a new way. It's pure honesty strikes me in a way that many other books have not done. Bob invites his readers into a series of adventure weaving through separate parts of his life story on how to love everybody, always. I am excited to read the rest of this book when it comes out next month. I received an advanced reader copy containing the first five chapters in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    Five stars, no doubt. This book challenged me, convicted me, inspired me, and deeply impacted me. It changed my life and the way I look at and love those around me. You will not regret reading this book!! I guarantee it will change your heart, molding and shaping it to soften and become more like Christ's. Bob Goff has a message in his heart that I feel Jesus is wanting us to apply to our lives. I am so grateful for Bob writing his story because it surely has changed mine. He is absolutely inspi Five stars, no doubt. This book challenged me, convicted me, inspired me, and deeply impacted me. It changed my life and the way I look at and love those around me. You will not regret reading this book!! I guarantee it will change your heart, molding and shaping it to soften and become more like Christ's. Bob Goff has a message in his heart that I feel Jesus is wanting us to apply to our lives. I am so grateful for Bob writing his story because it surely has changed mine. He is absolutely inspiring. I was drawn in by the captivating stories at the beginning of each chapter--then he would beautifully spin the story around into a beautiful analogy of love and selflessness. I already know this will be the best book of 2018 for me. If you read any book your whole life, let it be this one.
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  • Michayla
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Nelson Books and Bookish for providing me with an ARC for this book in exchange for an honest review.In Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People, Bob Goff talks about exactly that: the practice of showing Christ-like love to everyone we meet, particularly those we find most difficult. Using anecdotes from his own life experiences as illustrations, Goff reveals simple insights about Jesus, love, faith, and living more like Christ. This is an Thank you to Nelson Books and Bookish for providing me with an ARC for this book in exchange for an honest review.In Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People, Bob Goff talks about exactly that: the practice of showing Christ-like love to everyone we meet, particularly those we find most difficult. Using anecdotes from his own life experiences as illustrations, Goff reveals simple insights about Jesus, love, faith, and living more like Christ. This is an adorable book with an important, uplifting, and challenging message. I was brought to tears time and again by Goff’s simple message and beautiful stories.This book was a relatively easy read, as almost each chapter was a short story about something and someone in Goff’s life. He uses each of these tales to draw connections to God, treated like lessons learned and insights discovered. While some of these lessons grew repetitive throughout the book, I found that this did not take away from the book’s overall message. Goff’s stories are super engaging; you can tell they are about real people in real situations (although I’m still in awe over how Bob ended up in some of these places! He does lead a truly extraordinary life…). Several of the individual stories stood out to me personally, and I wouldn’t be surprised if other readers have the same experience. There are certain people and places that each of us can relate to, and this book offers up a variety of potential connections. In each tale, everyone is led back to the same central tenet of the work: Christ-like love for all.The man telling all of these stories and sharing these insights sounds positively delightful. Goff’s voice is wonderfully accessible. The book reads as though he’s sat down next to you to share his story. He is at times humorous, at others deadly serious, and the emotion he’s experiencing is carried clearly in the text. I admit that at times I found him leaning toward stock proverbs (things that sound profound, but, when you get right down to it, are pretty basic truths.). These tended to appear in the more repetitive passages of the book. These at times felt cliche and took away from the rest of the chapter. However, as a whole, the style of writing in this book was superb.In Everybody, Always, I found the message to be both simple and necessary. This book isn’t hiding a complicated directive, although the call to action isn’t easy. Goff sticks to his original thesis throughout the entire book: love everybody, always, and it’s as simple as that. This book may find itself shelved near texts of complicated theology, but I think it needs to be distinguished from those. Goff spends more time looking at Christ manifested in humanity than dissecting Bible verses. (Both of these practices are important for spiritual growth, of course. But I was pleased to find that this book fell on the “people” side of this distinction.)This book isn’t an apologetic to the rest of the world, addressing topics on which Christians have opinions and beliefs. Instead, Goff is talking to Christ-followers, challenging them on nearly every page to put aside differences and love the “difficult” people, anyway. This is a voice we as the Church need to hear right now, and I am so happy to see this message entering into the current cultural “fray.”To speak briefly of the aesthetics of this book, I find the cover to be absolutely gorgeous. It’s eye-catching and bright, which would make me want to pull it off the shelf in a bookstore or library. I am definitely going to be recommending this book. My copy is actually already on its way to my mom. I think it would be an excellent read for fellow Christ-followers. It’s a good, quick read that should be a must for anyone pursuing an understanding of God’s love for the world. It’s a great book for people at different stages in their spiritual journeys and relationships with God, but in particular those who are seeking a simplified faith. As Bob says himself, “We don’t need to make faith easier, because it’s not; we need to make it simpler, because it is.”I give a happy five stars to Everybody, Always.
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  • Victoria Bunce
    January 1, 1970
    Walkie-Talkies, Home Improvement, & Faith - Oh, My!All the stars...all the feels..and here's why: I wasn't sure what to expect from EVERYBODY, ALWAYS as I didn't read the first NYT best selling book by Bob Goff. However, the title and the book cover intrigued me, so I decided to read an excerpt on BookishFirst. Then, yay! I was lucky enough to win a copy of the actual book for my honest review. Thank you to BookishFirst, the publisher, and the author.WOW. Just WOW. The day this book came in Walkie-Talkies, Home Improvement, & Faith - Oh, My!All the stars...all the feels..and here's why: I wasn't sure what to expect from EVERYBODY, ALWAYS as I didn't read the first NYT best selling book by Bob Goff. However, the title and the book cover intrigued me, so I decided to read an excerpt on BookishFirst. Then, yay! I was lucky enough to win a copy of the actual book for my honest review. Thank you to BookishFirst, the publisher, and the author.WOW. Just WOW. The day this book came in the mail, I devoured the book in one sitting. That’s right. So much for making dinner, or tackling my to-do list. I sat in my favorite chair and got sucked right into Bob’s world.First off, Sweet Maria is a saint to go through that many home improvement houses/projects with her author husband, Bob Goff. I guess it's safe to say she's along for a wild and bumpy ride, and it's her faith in their love that keeps her from packing up and moving on without him. LOL - I love the line, "It’s one of the few rules in our marriage—we agreed if Sweet Maria ever decides to leave me, she has to take me with her." Clearly, she's sweet on him as he is on her, and they both must have a good sense of faith and humor to keep the marriage strong. Second, Mr. Goff tugged at my heartstrings. His relationship with their neighbor Carol was so endearing and his use of walkie-talkies as a way to strengthen his connection with an ailing neighbor who had become like family was truly touching. My eyes were blinded by hot tears, but my faith was restored by his simple gesture.Finally, the author tells a story in the most engaging way. You feel like you’re sitting on his front porch, sipping some tea, having a little chat, and then bam! The next thing you know, you’re either laughing or crying or reflecting on your life. It takes a talented author to pull all of those emotions from a reader in one sitting, and Mr. Goff delivers.If you love a humorous book on faith, love and walkie-talkies, EVERYBODY ALWAYS is for you. Highly recommend.
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  • Juliet Campbell
    January 1, 1970
    I am rating this book based on the first five chapter that were sent to me in exchange for an honest review. This book follows in the same footsteps of Bob’s first book, Love does. It gives us details of events in his life and he uses those stories to illustrate a point. In his first book, Bob used his crazy cool stories to illustrate one point or message, love does. This book is no different, the stories are centred on loving people. In the first five chapters, in my opinion, the message was “E I am rating this book based on the first five chapter that were sent to me in exchange for an honest review. This book follows in the same footsteps of Bob’s first book, Love does. It gives us details of events in his life and he uses those stories to illustrate a point. In his first book, Bob used his crazy cool stories to illustrate one point or message, love does. This book is no different, the stories are centred on loving people. In the first five chapters, in my opinion, the message was “Everybody”. Everybody is welcome. Everybody is deserving. Everybody should be included. It was about fully engaging with others in a way that expects nothing. He presents the idea that life is not complicated but really very simple. Life is about loving. It’s about everyone.
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  • April Noel
    January 1, 1970
    Bob's writing is so wonderful. He seems like he could be a best friend to everyone. He doesn't just admonish us to go out and love everyone-he gives examples and shows us how to go out and put it into practice with even our most difficult neighbors!I am reviewing the first five chapters of the book that I received from the publisher.
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  • Mike
    January 1, 1970
    I met Bob Goff in his first book - Love Does. “Met” him is proper, because the book is full of personal stories. Stories that make you laugh out loud - the kind that catch you off guard and coffee shoots out of your mouth and nose. Stories that make you cry - the kind that creep up on you even when you know they are coming and you stop reading and blink because your eyes are filled with tears. Stories that make you change - because they are compelling and easily personalized. Now Bob has written I met Bob Goff in his first book - Love Does. “Met” him is proper, because the book is full of personal stories. Stories that make you laugh out loud - the kind that catch you off guard and coffee shoots out of your mouth and nose. Stories that make you cry - the kind that creep up on you even when you know they are coming and you stop reading and blink because your eyes are filled with tears. Stories that make you change - because they are compelling and easily personalized. Now Bob has written Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People. I received an advance copy of the first five chapters and this is an open and honest evaluation. I’m excited that the full book will be released in less than a month. I had ordered copies as soon as I learned of its publication. I was impressed and encouraged buy the first five chapters. In this book the author aEverybody, Always has started off in much the same fashion as Love Does. The message of the book - yes, there is an obvious message - is shared through the author’s personal experience in most cases and through subtitle reference, relating to the experience in others. It’s what you might call an “airplane book”. Short, engaging chapters that you can read and that bring you back because you want to know the rest of the story. In some cases, maybe most, I read them quickly and think about them for days, maybe years. I hope you will too. I categorize it as a story - certainly the author’s story - but also the reader’s. The story is easy to read, entertaining, occasionally emotional and always compelling; but not always easy to live. This is, in a real sense, a continuation and expansion of Love Does even though it doesn’t require that you read one before the other in order to enjoy and benefit from the book. The author isn’t “preachy” - gratefully - and this isn’t a “self help” book. It’s a book full of motivating examples of how to share the love of God with everybody... always; even those that are frustrating, different and don’t want to be loved. What I particularly value in this book is the simplicity of the message. Too often followers of Christ have wrapped themselves in cloaks of exacting doctrine and self righteousness, often isolating themselves from the world they scurry to reach. I know - I’ve been there. The Author of that faith never said that the world will see God by what you know. He said that the world will see God because of your love. The author of Everybody, Always gets that message right. He asks the reader to consider what happens when we stop avoiding difficult people and simply love everyone? In his words, “We don’t need to make faith easier, because it’s not; we need to make it simpler, because it is.”It’s a joy to recommend Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People.
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  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    Bob (or is it God?) does it again! God’s love oozes out of the pages as Bob delivers one of his favorite messages—love!I received the first five chapters for review from the publisher.
  • Penny Lyon
    January 1, 1970
    Currently reading the first 5 chapters (pre-release):Bob Goff once again challenges me to think of things from a new perspective. It's simple and far easier to walk away from difficult people, uncomfortable emotions, and troubled situations than to offer up ourselves to others, than to break with convention and be the weird person who actually stops to listen after asking "How are you?" The truth is, this is what we need to make a mark on this world- not a neon sign blaring our own greatness fro Currently reading the first 5 chapters (pre-release):Bob Goff once again challenges me to think of things from a new perspective. It's simple and far easier to walk away from difficult people, uncomfortable emotions, and troubled situations than to offer up ourselves to others, than to break with convention and be the weird person who actually stops to listen after asking "How are you?" The truth is, this is what we need to make a mark on this world- not a neon sign blaring our own greatness from a marquis, but a single word in a window, a quiet commentary on what we know to be true, important, and relevant. Bob is completely CRAZY- in a good way- a Crazy Ivan for God, zigging when the rest of the world would zag, and invites you to be bold, brave, and brash enough to say, "WHY NOT?" when you get a crazy, inspirational idea that would improve someone's world. It might just add a little shine to your own-I'm looking forward to the rest of Bob's book. Like his first, Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World, this book promises to entertain, enlighten, and if you're lucky, embolden you to live a more engaged and wonder-filled life.
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  • Kathryn W
    January 1, 1970
    I am reviewing the first 5 Chapters of the book that I received from the Publisher. Wow! What a book so far! I feel challenged, encouraged & a lot more willing to take risks with LOVE! Loving others as myself...it's what Jesus told us to do. I'm a follower of Jesus, I want to be like Him & show His love to this fallen world. This book helps! Here's a part that I love from the book, "We're supposed to just love the people in front of us. We're the ones who tell them who they are. We don't I am reviewing the first 5 Chapters of the book that I received from the Publisher. Wow! What a book so far! I feel challenged, encouraged & a lot more willing to take risks with LOVE! Loving others as myself...it's what Jesus told us to do. I'm a follower of Jesus, I want to be like Him & show His love to this fallen world. This book helps! Here's a part that I love from the book, "We're supposed to just love the people in front of us. We're the ones who tell them who they are. We don't need to spend as much time as we do telling people what we think about what they're doing. We're not the school principals or the bouncers or the sheriffs. In other words, stop it. Loving people doesn't mean we need to control their conduct. There's a big difference between the two. LOVING PEOPLE MEANS CARING WITHOUT AN AGENDA. As soon as we have an agenda, it's not love anymore. It's acting like you care to get someone to do what you want or what you think God wants them to do. Do less of that, and people will see a lot less of you and more of Jesus." I cannot wait until this book is released in April so I can finish reading it!! Bob's first book, Love Does, was such a great book and I think this one will be just as great!!
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  • Emily P
    January 1, 1970
    Bob Goff is already one of my favorite authors. I read his "Love Does" book a few years ago for the first time. I have since read it many, many times. I have bought other copies to gift to friends and co workers...it looks as though I will be doing the same with this current book, "Everybody Always." I can't really describe Bob Goff to you..both he and his wife Maria, (whom he lovingly calls "Sweet Maria", who wrote her own excellent book) but trust me when I say they are ordinary people doing e Bob Goff is already one of my favorite authors. I read his "Love Does" book a few years ago for the first time. I have since read it many, many times. I have bought other copies to gift to friends and co workers...it looks as though I will be doing the same with this current book, "Everybody Always." I can't really describe Bob Goff to you..both he and his wife Maria, (whom he lovingly calls "Sweet Maria", who wrote her own excellent book) but trust me when I say they are ordinary people doing extraordinary things with their lives and in their community. Bob began changing the world as a lawyer and since then has used his knowledge and expertise, as well as his ever expanding heart for others, to make the change in the world he wants to see. Making these changes right where God places you is just how to start. "Everybody, Always" is another chapter in Bob's journey to make the world a better place every day we're able to. Through stories and thoughts, as well as looking to Jesus' examples as to how to love others well, this book will make you cry, laugh, and move yourself and others towards change. I am already placing my pre-order for a couple copies (I am sure I will order more after that, if history is an indication!) and I suggest you do the same--believe me when I say this is NOT a book you want to miss out on. I loved every minute of the five chapters I previewed and can't wait to snuggle in with this book. *I am reviewing the first five chapters of the book that I received from the publisher.*
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    I received the first 5 chapters of this book from the publisher and cannot wait to read the entire thing. Bob Goff is easily one of my favorite authors. He explains his faith so simply and so clearly that I can't help but want to follow along and see where he's going with it. Jesus' instructions to us are so simple. "Love God" which, to me anyway, is fairly easy. And then "Love People", which is just the hardest thing EVER sometimes. Sometimes I want to put qualifiers on that commandment to make I received the first 5 chapters of this book from the publisher and cannot wait to read the entire thing. Bob Goff is easily one of my favorite authors. He explains his faith so simply and so clearly that I can't help but want to follow along and see where he's going with it. Jesus' instructions to us are so simple. "Love God" which, to me anyway, is fairly easy. And then "Love People", which is just the hardest thing EVER sometimes. Sometimes I want to put qualifiers on that commandment to make it easier to follow but, that's not what God has asked us to do. Bob lays it all on the line when he encourages us to Love "Everybody Always." That statement is so simple but so deep. It moves me from a place of half-hearted obedience to one of intentional engagement. It means that I have to CHOOSE to love the people who are hard to love, the ones who are annoying or, as Bob puts it, "creepy." If we loved people the way God has told us to, just imagine what the world would look like. If everybody really knew how loved they were... by God, in the reflection of Him that we bear as believers... how might the world look? Bob shares what he's learned about loving people well and that makes me want to love people well too. I'm all in. You will be too.
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  • Jordan
    January 1, 1970
    I am reviewing the first five chapters of the book that I received from the publisher. Once again, Bob tells stories of whimsical love. He makes loving people so simple, and prods you to take steps to love people better. The age of old question of “Who is my neighbor?” is answered in the title, everybody. And when do we love them? Always.
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  • Andrea Marlene
    January 1, 1970
    I received an Advanced Reader Copy of the first five chapters of this book from the publisher BUT I pre-ordered the book before I read them based on how much I loved Bob Goff's first book, Love Does. So far, Everybody Always does not disappoint. The story Bob tells of his neighbour Carol, told in the first three chapters, already makes this book a touching and worthwhile read. As always, I love Bob's unique perspective and his whimsical approach to life. I can't wait to read the rest of this boo I received an Advanced Reader Copy of the first five chapters of this book from the publisher BUT I pre-ordered the book before I read them based on how much I loved Bob Goff's first book, Love Does. So far, Everybody Always does not disappoint. The story Bob tells of his neighbour Carol, told in the first three chapters, already makes this book a touching and worthwhile read. As always, I love Bob's unique perspective and his whimsical approach to life. I can't wait to read the rest of this book!
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  • Amber Nash
    January 1, 1970
    I am reviewing the first five chapters of the book that I received from the publisher.Bob has lived a life full of adventure, whimsy, and pure joy – all in pursuit of loving Christ and loving others well. Reading this book will encourage and inspire you to do the same.Read the rest of my review by clicking the link below: http://bythegraceofgodiam.com/2018/02...
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  • Sandy Cassady
    January 1, 1970
    “Everybody, Always” is definitely going to be one of my favorite books. This book is both a fun, easy read, while at the same time thought provoking. The stories he tells draw you in and hold your attention, so you want to read more of them. His writing style is almost whimsical, yet relevant and life changing. In a world of difficult people, Bob gives us a different point of view, and helps us see people all around us in a different light. I am reviewing the first five chapters of the book that “Everybody, Always” is definitely going to be one of my favorite books. This book is both a fun, easy read, while at the same time thought provoking. The stories he tells draw you in and hold your attention, so you want to read more of them. His writing style is almost whimsical, yet relevant and life changing. In a world of difficult people, Bob gives us a different point of view, and helps us see people all around us in a different light. I am reviewing the first five chapters of the book that I received from the publisher and look forward to reading the rest of the book when it is released.
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  • Tiffany
    January 1, 1970
    My sincere thanks to the author, Nelson Books of Harper Collins Christian Publishing and Bookish First for sharing this title.Publication Date: 17 Apr 18"God wants me to love the ones I don't understand, to get to know their names." -- Bob GoffThere are many lines that express the goal of this book, but this one explains it best. In a world that is increasingly disengaged with human connection and commitment, it is a wonderful reminder of how important sharing our lives with others is. How littl My sincere thanks to the author, Nelson Books of Harper Collins Christian Publishing and Bookish First for sharing this title.Publication Date: 17 Apr 18"God wants me to love the ones I don't understand, to get to know their names." -- Bob GoffThere are many lines that express the goal of this book, but this one explains it best. In a world that is increasingly disengaged with human connection and commitment, it is a wonderful reminder of how important sharing our lives with others is. How little gestures can make huge impressions and how being open-minded and curious about others can expand our self-awareness and acceptance of the beautiful differences in our families, our friends, our neighbors and the world. As a licensed professional counselor, I spend a great deal of time working with clients on this very thing. It is validating to know that the message that I am sharing goes beyond the context of professional services and that it's importance is valuable to all of us. The author's personal stories are engaging and amusing as he highlights the power that unconditional acceptance has in the lives of everyone involved. He has provided an amazing and enjoyable guide for those seeking to improve their journey in this life. 
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  • Ashley Heriot
    January 1, 1970
    This review is on the first five chapters of Everybody, Always which I received from the Publisher. I was ecstatic to get to read these five chapters ahead of the book release date and have not been disappointed. In typical Bob Goff manner, he paints a beautiful picture of what it looks like to live and love like Jesus did by loving everybody, always. The book follows up after Bob's first book, Love Does, and expands on the idea of what love does and gives tangible and practical incite into what This review is on the first five chapters of Everybody, Always which I received from the Publisher. I was ecstatic to get to read these five chapters ahead of the book release date and have not been disappointed. In typical Bob Goff manner, he paints a beautiful picture of what it looks like to live and love like Jesus did by loving everybody, always. The book follows up after Bob's first book, Love Does, and expands on the idea of what love does and gives tangible and practical incite into what loving everybody, always really means regardless of who they are or where they came from. Bob's unique and personal writing style engages the reader, draws her in, and captivates her attention. This book isn't the type that you read and forget about, but one that necessitates a response of action. I have already and would definitely recommend this book to anyone regardless of what they choose to believe because of how it has transformed my perspective to seek out the hard to love people rather than defaulting to the easy ones. Not only that, but Bob tells a story and entertains the audience through his personal anecdotes and experiences.
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  • Suzie
    January 1, 1970
    This book is a great reminder of how we simply need to just love the people that we share life with. Mr. Goff has written a book that has a pleasurable reading style. It is easy to read in large sections or small chunks. It does not read like a textbook or a bible study so that was refreshing. It is full of great stories, ideas and characters that I quickly could connect to. I found myself highlighting many sentences in this book so that I could easily find my favorite sections quickly. I can i This book is a great reminder of how we simply need to just love the people that we share life with. Mr. Goff has written a book that has a pleasurable reading style. It is easy to read in large sections or small chunks. It does not read like a textbook or a bible study so that was refreshing. It is full of great stories, ideas and characters that I quickly could connect to. I found myself highlighting many sentences in this book so that I could easily find my favorite sections quickly. I can imagine coming back to it and reading it again and again. I would recommend this to any age group as one of the many stories could connect to a young or mature reader. The idea of this book is summed up in one of my favorite lines (which happens to be the second to the last sentence of the book) "Every time I wonder who I should love and for how long I should love them, God continues to whisper to me: Everybody, always."
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    I have loved Bob Goff's approachable and challenging words since I saw him speak a few years ago, and then I read Love Does, his first book and have given away several copies. Everybody Always is the best of Bob's approachable and challenging style. He tells stories of loving people and it has a way of moving you to want to do the same-- to live out the gospel without reserve. I do think that there are times when Jesus calls his followers to speak the truth in love (see epistles) in order to bui I have loved Bob Goff's approachable and challenging words since I saw him speak a few years ago, and then I read Love Does, his first book and have given away several copies. Everybody Always is the best of Bob's approachable and challenging style. He tells stories of loving people and it has a way of moving you to want to do the same-- to live out the gospel without reserve. I do think that there are times when Jesus calls his followers to speak the truth in love (see epistles) in order to build one another up in the Lord, but I agree that mostly Christians today are sharing our big opinions and not loving enough in practice. Bob reiterates: It's easy to love those who love you. Loving difficult people who don't love you back is where the gospel wins, and its' not up to us to make things happen--God can do that. This book is one I will be passing out. **I was given an advance copy of the first five chapters of this book. Reading it was my pleasure.
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  • Alison
    January 1, 1970
    I was so excited to preview the first 5 chapters of this book, courtesy of Bob and the publisher. I've read Love Does a few times now, and it is easily my favorite book. Needless to say, I was PUMPED to start in on this book.I tend to complicate my faith and my relationship with Jesus, but Bob's words remind me how simple it should be. Not easy, but simple. Jesus is love, and He has commanded us to love others. That's it. Jesus doesn't add qualifiers to that command, saying that we only have to I was so excited to preview the first 5 chapters of this book, courtesy of Bob and the publisher. I've read Love Does a few times now, and it is easily my favorite book. Needless to say, I was PUMPED to start in on this book.I tend to complicate my faith and my relationship with Jesus, but Bob's words remind me how simple it should be. Not easy, but simple. Jesus is love, and He has commanded us to love others. That's it. Jesus doesn't add qualifiers to that command, saying that we only have to love those who will love us back. We should love everybody. Always. Bob's anecdotes throughout the book emphasize this. I'm often baffled by the incredible things that have happened in his life, simply because he loves others and he lets Jesus do the work. What a beautiful reminder of how we should live! There's a part about becoming love, not just showing love; Bob explains it so much better than I ever could, but just trust me—it's good. :)I've already preordered the book and can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the chapters. I have a pretty good feeling the book is only going to get better from here.
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  • Brandi Horton
    January 1, 1970
    LOVE this book. Every chapter is like a new story, a different piece that Bob shares from his own life which adds depth to the overall meaning of the book. It makes you laugh and cry and is very relatable. Simple stories and simple words but their means leaves a huge impact on you as a reader. I absolutely would recommend this book to anyone from young adult on up. I am reviewing the first five chapters that I received from the publisher
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  • Zizi
    January 1, 1970
    I am reviewing the first 5 chapters of this book that I received from the publisher. This is a book about love: a global romance of sorts but not like you'd be thinking. A collection of stories from the life of Bob Goff, a man who shares love with everyone he meets, the world over. Through his storytelling we get a glimpse of how to put true love, without conditions, into action - even with people that might be considered unlovable. "Find a way to love difficult people more, and you’ll be living I am reviewing the first 5 chapters of this book that I received from the publisher. This is a book about love: a global romance of sorts but not like you'd be thinking. A collection of stories from the life of Bob Goff, a man who shares love with everyone he meets, the world over. Through his storytelling we get a glimpse of how to put true love, without conditions, into action - even with people that might be considered unlovable. "Find a way to love difficult people more, and you’ll be living the big life Jesus talked about. Go find someone you’ve been avoiding and give away extravagant love to them. You’ll learn more about God, your neighbor, your enemies, and your faith. Find someone you think is wrong, someone you disagree with, someone who isn’t like you at all, and decide to love that person the way you want Jesus to love you.Jesus never said doing these things would be easy. He just said it would work.""Instead of telling people what they want, we need to tell them who they are. This works every time. We’ll become in our lives whoever the people we love the most say we are."If we all took this advice the world would be a different place! I found this book to be both convicting and encouraging as I try to engage with everyone around me. #EverybodyAlways
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