Bullying and teasing have been around probably as long as there have been kids. So have cliques, labels and popularity. It almost seems that being unkind and unloving has been accepted as part of growing up in a fallen world. Yet, God has called Christian young people to something higher. To love those their peers tell them are unloveable. To be kind and loving to those who are considered outsiders by their friends.
Enter Bob Goff. Some of you may be familiar with this energetic author with a joyful gleam in his eye. His first book, Love Does was a best seller. Fans have waited for years for him to write a second book. The wait is almost over. Goff’s next book Everybody, Always will be released in April. I was able to get a sneak peek at the first five chapters.
Normally, I don’t agree to review a book unless I am given the entire volume. It really isn’t fair to the author, because any concerns I may have about the first few chapters may have been addressed in the remainder of the book. I made an exception for Goff’s book, because I am so familiar with his work – both in writing and in ministry.