Everybody, Always

Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People
By: Bob Goff
Narrated by: Bob Goff
Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
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New York Times best seller!

What happens when we give away love like we're made of it?

In his entertaining and inspiring follow-up to Love Does, Bob Goff takes listeners on a journey into the secret of living without fear, constraint, or worry. This liberated existence we all long for is as simple to say as it is difficult to do: We are called to love everybody, always – even when it’s really difficult. 

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.

©2018 Bob Goff (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

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Love...it really DOES

This was my second Bob Goff book and now I really want to meet him to hug his neck. The words are raw and real. I have cried multiple times and laughed even more. There is power in loving others. Especially those you don’t want to love.

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Did not realize this was a christian book

I guess I didnt read the description entirely but this book was (at least mostly) about Jesus and his message. Which is fine, I just kinda figured that this book was about something else.

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i didn't want this book to end.

Everything about this book is a delight. I just kept wanting to hear more stories. I suppose I should start making some of my own based upon what Bob teaches.

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Fantastically Convicting Stories

Bob Goff has incredible stories of God using willing people to do amazingly big things. Very encouraging and convicting - makes me much more open to loving the unlovable and discovering how valuable EVERYONE is. Everyone who believes in God should read this book. Everyone who does not believe in God - should read this book. It will make us all better people and the world a much better place.

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Everybody? Always? Yes, Yes, Yes

While waiting six years for Bob Goff to release another book, part of me feared he would not be able to write another book that I could use as a “gift for anyone”, Or a great conversation starter or icebreaker in any setting. But, all my fears were in vain, because this book is just as powerful & life-changing as “Love Does”!!! I am over a half-century old (Okay, 52..but half century sounds cooler) and have never considered getting a tattoo.; and have actually forbid both of my grown children from doing so as well..:however, I am thinking an EVERYBODY ALWAYS tattoo might get some attention and help me share this incredible message with my family & friends...and of course, my enemies too!!

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Favorite this year!

This book caught me by the colorful cover and the catchy subtitle as I have felt it hard lately to love people that drive me nuts or I see do malicious or hateful things. It brought me back to a center of who I want to be. It’s also a great short listen, and can be done in a day.

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  • JJ
  • 04-26-18

Awesome.

I couldn't stop listening to Love Does. Everybody Always was no different. So glad I heard Bob on the radio a week or so ago. Thanks for sharing your insight and helping me to understand how to Love better and more.

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Love does it again !

With tears in my eyes love does it again with patience and forgiveness to teach us all not to be perfect but to be more likeJesus. Bob has a way that just hits me so good with his humor and love for this life we have been given. Read by Bob and he laughs right along with you and makes me feel like his friend. I’m gonna go get me twenty cheeseburgers at that in and out place. Thank you Bob.

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This is a must read.

What other book might you compare Everybody, Always to and why?

This book paints such a practical picture of loving people the way Jesus did.

What does Bob Goff bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

his inflection and heartfelt words are more believable when he reads them.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I keep going back to what he said over and over again, I want to love the way Jesus did. I also love all of his stories.

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Tell us how great you are, Bob!

I'm not an eloquent writer, so bear with me. The author is an excellent story teller. However, I really struggled with finishing this book. I absolutely love the idea behind it--love everyone, always. He discusses pushing our worldly selves aside and bringing Jesus into people's lives through selfless acts of love, kindness, and sacrifice. Make the act about showing everyone Jesus, not ourselves. Don't brag about the love you've shown others. Great idea. BUT this author spends SO much time talking about himself--how great he is, his accomplishments in life, his lavish spending on lodges, missions, international trips, etc. While I applaud the positive things he's done for people all over the world, it could have been presented differently. He seems pompous and self righteous and this book seemed more like a biography and celebration of Bob Goff's life and "selfless" accomplishments than an instruction manual filled with encouragement for loving others. You might glean something from it, but I certainly didn't.

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  • Dan Yates
  • 12-21-19

Don't just read, listen and do!

Bob has such a natural way of articulating the foundational teaching and example set by Jesus- love everybody, always

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  • Kathy
  • 07-31-19

Blown away by the power of love

Challenged to think about who I love, how I love, and how much I love, through simple every day things done week in week out, no excuses, just showing up and being there!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-05-19

Inspirational

A truly inspirational listen from start to finish, every story captivating and yet challenging to live a life of love.

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  • Vikki Haworth
  • 01-24-19

Brilliant Book

LOVED the book!! Easy to listen too. Bob is really inspiring and Im ready to put into action!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-09-19

Love can and does!

Totally enjoyed this sequel to Love Does. My recommendation is to read Love Does first, and wait to be inspired by the simple message that "love does."

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  • Juls
  • 01-09-19

Gripping, Humour, Emotional and Deep

Absolutely loved it, stories are incredibly gripping and wonderfully tied to the principles taught. Awesome

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  • kelly tasker
  • 12-29-18

Wow!!!

This book has totally inspired me and I’m so excited to go back and read the first book! This book made me laugh and cry and all the emotions in between! X

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-03-18

worth the read/listen

like a self help book but instead of do's and dont's it's a series of engaging stories that speak to the soul. lush.

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  • Melchen
  • 11-15-18

Very interesting points of view!

Even though I didn't feel this book was 5 stars (thats why I gave it 4) - this book has some interesting points of view and I am really glad I read it. For those of you who are not religious and wonder if they could still read it- i´d say yes. I mean you have to be open for the author to mention the bible, but this book did change my thinking in some ways and it certainly has some interesting stories in it.

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  • Anon
  • 09-15-18

Beautiful

Unlike most second books this is not just a repeat of Love Does, it is the same beautiful, inspirational, and fun style with so many new examples and stories of how we can practice loving our neighbour. It’s one of the best books I’ve ever listened too.

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  • 04-02-20

just brilliant!!!

ABSOLUTELY brilliant book full of funny, challenging, encouraging, heart warming, inspiring stories of loving everybody always! if you wanna know how you too can become Love in this world, have a listen!

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  • Kkff
  • 09-28-19

Love, loved!

Loved this book! Loved that it was narrated by the author who is an exceptional communicator! Great one liners that I had to listen to over and over again to capture and hold on to. Bob Goff is a gift to the world!

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  • Yvette Cherry
  • 10-05-18

I loved this book.

I think there might be something supernatural about this book. I listen and I weep. I don’t even know why I’m crying. It just feels like Jesus is giving me a much-needed pep talk.

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  • David
  • 07-12-18

A great book!

Well read and well written Bob does a great job in humbly leading us forward into a life if lasting fruitfullness.

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  • Luke Burrell
  • 07-05-18

Fun and deep

Easy listen, Bob has an amazing way of telling his stories that are so engaging and inspiring to live a life of love.

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  • Hayley
  • 05-27-18

Inspiringly Authentic

I love the way Bob writes like he's just telling a story. captivating and engaging. I laughed, cried and smiled my way through this audio. Thank you Bob

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  • Jaymes White
  • 05-27-18

Amazing!

I found this book captivating from start to finish. I want to find some enemies that God can work on me with! Stories were amazing! Man I want to live my life this way!