Sunday, August 7, 2022


Title: Undistracted: Capture Your Purpose Rediscover Your Joy

Author: Bob Goff

Genre: Christian Nonfiction, Self-help, Christian Living

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Source: Own

My review:

I would say we all have our fair share of distractions. So, when I saw Undistracted: Capture Your Purpose and Rediscover Your Joy, I knew I had to read it.

The fact that it was written by Bob Goff, who I think is full of wisdom, was an extra enticement. The icing on the cake was it talking about capturing your purpose. I am in a season of transition and wondering what my new purpose is for this season.

We get stuck in the past, worry about the present, or get distracted by the future. We no longer lean into our lives right where we are but instead lean away from them and become individuals who bear little resemblance to the people God intended us to become.

Undistracted is exactly what I thought it would be: full of wisdom. I highlighted quite a few notes in the book, and it is one I will read again. I appreciate Goff's writing style. It is consistent throughout his books, it really feels like you are having a conversation with him.

Sometimes we are so busy looking up and looking forward trying to figure out the next moves in our lives-or looking backward at all the places we have been-that we don't look down and figure out where we actually are.

We live much of our lives struggling for focus, unsure of how to interact with our family or friends. 

In a word, much of life can leave us feeling completely, inextricably, absolutely, and totally distracted. When this happens, one of the first casualties is our joy. 

A few chapters toward the end dragged by, and I felt the book could do without them. Overall, I enjoyed the book, the stories Goff shares, and the wisdom he imparts. We will not agree with all of it, but we can see the points he is making and appreciate what he has learned along the way.


Synopsis (from Goodreads):

The world has never been more distracting—joy has never been more possible.

You live with a massive amount of distraction:

desperate headlines
smartphone scrolling
an endless to-do list
Not to mention the nagging questions of your heart:

Am I making the right decision?
Am I with the right person?
Will my past mistakes keep me from my best future?
Through the pithy and inspiring storytelling that has endeared him to millions, New York Times bestselling author Bob Goff invites you to laugh with more gusto, dream with more confidence, and love with more intention in this disarming call to live Undistracted.

Bob’s stories are like the rumble strips on the road that make you suddenly alert to how far you have drifted from your lane. From visiting friends in San Quentin to accidentally getting into a stalker’s car at the airport to establishing Uganda’s first space program, Bob shows you the way back to an audaciously attentive life.

Your undistracted life is an adventure waiting to happen. What stories will you live with undistracted purpose and unstoppable joy?


  1. This sounds very interesting. I feel like I've gone through most of my life distracted.

    1. Wendy, I understand that completely! My word for the year (which I feel I am failing at) is focus!!

  2. Lovely review to a thought inspiring book Cindy. I do try to focus a bit more on the here and the now lately, it does seem to bring more peace of mind.

    Have a wonderful day Cindy!

    Elza Reads

    1. I have been working on that the past few years. It's hard but so necessary!

  3. I need to read this, I have so many distractions it's not even funny! My mind never slows down, there's always multiple "windows" open and running!

    1. I understand completely! It is a great book!

  4. When I saw the words Undistracted it instantly caught my eye, I have been reading a book called the power of habit by Charles Duhigg, I think undistracted would be the next book I need to read to help me be more focused and confident.

    1. Hi Eveclair, thanks for sharing, I will look up The Power of Habit, it does sound interesting! I really enjoy Bob Goff's writing style and Undistracted is a great book!