Love Lives Here: Finding What You Need in a World Telling You What You WantMaria GoffB&H Books / 2017 / Trade Paperback$6.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 47 Reviews
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cmharper4 Stars Out Of 5Inspirational ReadMarch 29, 2017cmharperQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Maria Goff has written a beautiful book about loving people well in fellowship with God and His plan for one's life. Using vignettes from her own life story, Goff shares spiritual truths that she has learned over the years. By the time I finished reading the book, I found myself wishing that I could be one of her close friends or neighbors because she clearly creates an environment of love and acceptance and radiates it to those around her. The only reason I don't give this five stars is that some of the anecdotes seem to be left up in the air without resolution or an answer; that is minor, though, in the overall message of the book. This is an easy yet thought-provoking read, and I'm sure I'll find myself pondering over some of the concepts discussed in this book over the coming weeks and months.
Fitzysmom5 Stars Out Of 5Review from Rambles of a SAHMMarch 28, 2017FitzysmomQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Love Lives Here is the most poignantly beautiful book that I've read in some time. My heart was captured from the foreword by Maria's husband Bob Goff. His words echo what every woman wants to hear about themselves from their man.
Each chapter that follows stands alone yet a theme of love and grace winds through the entire book. While reading through Maria's thoughts about past experiences I found pieces of my own story woven in. I've had many of the same experiences and I'm sure that you have too. Some of the stories made me laugh and others made me weep. But regardless of the emotion that was brought forth the leading hand of God was present.
The theme of the book is obviously love. That love is manifested in the lives of the Goff family. The way that they love each other and others will stick with me for some time. They leave no doubt about where their ability to love comes from. It is a gift from God. As you read through the book it is abundantly clear that this gift is readily available to you and me.
I heartily recommend this book to everyone. Whether you are in a hard spot or not this book will speak to you. I think it would also make a wonderful gift for a friend that needs a little lift in their spirit.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
Leah_Liza5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful read!March 18, 2017Leah_LizaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Maria's ability to share the most common stories of her life, while weaving in simple ways to love and be loved, is inspiring. I especially loved her chapter on Reverse Economy- "God made us different individually so we can be better together....In God's reverse economy, He makes our differences our strengths so long as He's the one we're all aiming to be like."
mikkywilliams5 Stars Out Of 5Love Lives HereMarch 17, 2017mikkywilliamsQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Just finished reading this book- it is amazing! Maria uses simple but profound stories and examples to both challenge and encourage her readers to bravely and boldly live out their faith. She shares that the secret to joy and contentment is to walk the unique life God has planned for you and your family. I have already started going back through, re-reading, studying, and praying about exactly how we can apply this to our family. Cannot wait to read it together as a family!
MBurns5 Stars Out Of 5BeautifulMarch 16, 2017MBurnsQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is simply beautiful. I enjoyed every word. Sweet Maria Goff shares her scrapbook full of snapshots - snapshots of marriage, parenting, hospitality, love, joy, pain, peace, laughter, tears, travel, rest, fear, neighbors - in such an endearing way, I just want to sit with her and listen to her tell me more stories. Her love for Jesus, for her family, for people, and for life comes through every word, and reading each of those words made me want to love better. This will be one I keep on my shelf even as Im purging most everything from my home so I can reread it.
I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher. This is my honest review.