Love Lives Here: Finding What You Need in a World Telling You What You WantMaria GoffB&H Books / 2017 / Trade Paperback$12.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 47 Reviews Video
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Madalyn5 Stars Out Of 5Be inspired and ChallengedJune 16, 2018MadalynQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A very inspiring book. The Goff Family know how to live love. I have read Bob's books and this book by his wife Sweet Maria just gives emphasis to the need in all of our lives to love big and love real. To go beyond our self and easy love to what and who we have opportunity to love in our everyday life. I can't do exactly like the Goff family but God calls me to love in the setting of my own life. Love Does and Everybody Always by Bob Goff should be read along with Love Lives Here.
CGSMOM5 Stars Out Of 5Book ReviewMay 23, 2017CGSMOMQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Bob & Maria Goff are known across the world by one word: Love. They have created an inspiring & Christ commanded legacy sewn across the globe by pressing into others & sharing their lives by living out the 2nd most important command, "Love your neighbor."
Most of us want to love well. We were created for it. Love & the joy rooted within the beauty of this emotion, all fruit of the Spirit, provides a universal connection no matter where we roam. The things God has placed inside that give example to His Spirit can never be taken from us & I think that design, that connection with humanity, is the most fascinating thing our Creator left for us to share.
In the book by Maria Goff, Love Lives Here: Finding What You Need In A World Telling You What You Want, the author unwraps the story of her own life & journey. Writing a book of honest reflection instead of another manual of information or steps & instructions on how to live a more meaningful life, she provides a lens to view how she pressed forward, whether it was easy or difficult. It's a book written in honesty & provides the reader with an example of lives well lived through fully loving.
If you are anything like me, as a reader & human, you enjoy hearing stories of truth & relatability. Life shared transparently opens windows & doors that welcome many of us home. Knowing others have ran ahead of us allows us all to know we aren't alone & we will overcome whatever we face.
What Maria & her husband do well is make a home for others through their care; by laying slabs of love & welcoming those who know them into a permanent house of friendship. It's evident in the words spoken by those who share life with the Goff's, they practice what Christ instructed. In a world & sadly a Christian community that so often absorbs success, fame, promotion, & exclusivity, it's refreshing to see people whose lives rotate around bringing a piece of Kingdom down to create pieces of holy space for others, no matter where they trod or what country God leads them to serve.
I hope you'll read this book if you too are searching for something in example of unselfish love & outpouring. Described: Love Lives Here is a collection of stories that include the ways Maria & Bob navigated family their way, without clear instructions or a road map. It's meant to inspire you to think about how to create a space to grow while loving others.
About the Author: Maria Goff has made a career out of loving family, serving her neighbors, turning houses into homes. She & husband Bob, have journeyed to Uganda, Nepal & Iraq to start schools for marginalized children. They have 3 adult children & live in San Diego where they dream of fun & adventures yet to be had with their growing family.
Hollyn (The Ed-venturous Homeschooler)5 Stars Out Of 5MeaningfulApril 3, 2017Hollyn (The Ed-venturous Homeschooler)Quality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Every mother should be reading this book! With the busy and chaotic nature of our current family culture, Maria Goff reminds us that our most treasured gifts are the ones sitting at our table and living next door! This is a guide of sorts about how to be more present with those you love on a daily basis and why it's important. If you are not hooked in the first few chapters hang on tight because it just keeps getting better! I have already gifted it to three other people!
Andy5 Stars Out Of 5Love Lives Here - Blissfully SimpleApril 2, 2017AndyQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I want to start this review with a statement that I believe will help those who've struggled to read more than a few chapters. Maria is not her husband, she is her own person. Most of us were intrigued by her book because we have read her husband's book, Love Does. But as I read Love Lives Here I realized that she is a hero to her family - the environment she creates within her home, and the intentionality that she delivers to her neighbors are priceless. Most of the time it's not about the grand adventures or the amount of risk we are willing to take, it's about knowing who you are and creating an environment where others feel safe; Maria has done just that.
AmyE5 Stars Out Of 5Beautifully writtenMarch 30, 2017AmyEQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Maria Goff's book Love Lives Here has just become my new manual on "how to do life". With kindness and an abundance of love, she gently shares how God has shaped her life and led her to create a warm, inviting place for everyone to come home to. Warmth, grace, hope and love spill out from these pages. This book will be one that I recommend to many and reread time and again.
Note: While I was sent an advance reader copy in return for my review, it was my joy and privilege to be included in this book launch.