Friday, March 14, 2014

Love Does by Bob Goff

This past year I had the chance to hear Bob Goff speak at a conference. He is funny and challenging and a little all over the place. I enjoyed him! So when I had the chance to get this Love Does DVD study and study guide, I was excited to review it.

I really like Bob's stories and practical ways to think about living with love. He talks about this as an action that is meant to be lived out. His DVD and Study guide are based on the book. It is meant to be used in a small group, I just went through it personally. I will definitely suggest it for small groups though. The study guide is great, it has a "Hearing the Word" section where the Bible is connected to what is taught. I also like the hands-on exercises that are encouraged to be done. This is great curriculum that I would definitely encourage people to check out.

10 Days Without by Daniel Ryan Day

This book is not a book about poverty but a book about how to raise awareness to various challenges and issues in the world by taking some personal action.
In the book, the author, Daniel Ryan Day did radical experiments in his own life by giving up certain things, ten days at a time. He gave up shoes, coats, media, furniture, legs, waste, speech, and human touch. It was interesting reading his experiences and what that time did in his life. He also chose to raise money to make a difference in the issues that he focused on, as each thing he gave up focused on a different issue.

This book was a little cheesy but at the same time, I felt the author was genuine. For me the book wasn't a game changer, but was a good challenger and reminder. What am I willing to give up?