Top positive review
Bob Goes Practical and Makes Your Dreams Seem Attainable.
Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2020
“Everybody Always” has been my favorite Bob Goff book, but I think this one just surpassed it. Like Bob’s other works, it’s filled with stories and experiences that will leave you laughing, crying, and wondering how on earth this man has done this many things? Does he ever sleep?!?!
“Dream Big” seems to me to be the most practical of all of Bob’s books. It’s not just about where he’s been or what he’s done, he leads the reader, step-by-step toward their dreams, punctuating the journey with his stories of successes and failures. You can learn from both.
My one complaint about the book will likely sound picky, but . . . So what? I’m picky! I have to wonder who did Bob’s proofreading for him. Bob’s a Bible guy, and he’s got plenty of preacher/ministry friends. Did they not spot the goofs that were so apparent to me?
The big one was in chapter 10, where he recounts the story of Jesus feeding the 5000. Bob writes (on page 62), “One of my favorite stories about availability is the two boys who gave their lunches to Jesus to feed the people who had followed Him out into the field.” He continues the chapter, building on the story of these two boys. The only problem is, there was just ONE boy (John 6:9).
Someone at Thomas Nelson should have noticed that. Someone who proofread or wrote a recommendation surely had enough Bible knowledge to spot that!
Maybe I’ll call Bob up and offer my services for the next book. I have his number around here somewhere.