I am not an avid reader of nonfiction, but I try to read at least one Christian nonfiction book per year. For our anniversary this year, my boyfriend gave me Everybody, Always by Bob Goff. Though it took me several months to read it, I thoroughly enjoyed Bob’s message.
Bob’s Fun Narrative
Each chapter recounts different real-life experiences Bob has had and ties them in to the theme of the book: becoming love like Jesus did, and doing our best to show love to everybody, always. Bob’s fun and at times hilarious narrative voice makes this book endearing and easy to read. The only reason it took me so long to finish the book is that I tried to only read a couple chapters a night to savor it, and ended up missing many nights. 🙂
The Message of Becoming Love
This book acts as an important reminder to Christians that we shouldn’t just talk the talk (i.e. learning every verse of the Bible just for argumentative purposes), but be like Jesus and walk the walk (i.e. showing love even to our enemies). Many non-Christians are turned off by overly legalistic and confrontational Christians, and if we embrace the concept of becoming love as Goff writes about, I feel that many more people would come to accept Christ.
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What is your favorite Christian nonfiction read? Share in the comments!