When I first heard Bob speak it was at Catalyst 2012, but their was rumors of Bob well before that conference. Two years earlier he was mentioned in a creative session at Mariners, he was worth the wait. Bob may be a descendant of Peter Pan because his adventures are just that fantastic. Perhaps an insight, Bob is a lawyer who spends much of his time at Tom Sawyers Island. Bob is the consul to Uganda who takes his 10 year old children on spontaneous trips around the globe. Bob rescues children in Uganda, prosecutes witchdoctors and then leads them to Christ. It seems that Bob is the perfect blend of whimsy, compassion, justice and truth. Bob, loves Jesus and love does.
His stories are far to fantastic to be made up. His clarity of insight is both childlike and profound. His book is blessed with simple language to read it, but the chapter-by-chapter insights show remarkable depth. His whimsical story-telling demonstrate a joy in humility but is impact for God show a resolute spirit of leadership. This book perhaps should sit on the shelf next to Cost of Discipleship, not because of its gravitas of theology but perhaps because of the profound understanding of what Jesus said when he suggested to his disciples that we should approach him like little children. Yes Bob is a doer, a passionate roll-up-your-sleeves and do for Jesus. His desire for social justice doesn’t negate his necessity to share Jesus. Bob isn’t social gospel, he is a Jesus follower who does Love.
4/5 a very good read!