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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Tamara5 Stars Out Of 5Model of Love and TendernessMarch 15, 2017TamaraQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I don't think I've thought much about what "welcome" really means. Sweet Maria Goff embodies the notion, and every word in this book is proof. "Love Lives Here" is an invitation into relationship and community. It is a loving description of how the Goffs intentionally create safe spaces, warmth, and whimsy -- even in the most trying and painful of circumstances.
"Love Lives Here" works as both memoir and guidebook. The author models that intentionality by weaving memory with lessons learned. She explains her way forward. She doesn't simply arrive at conclusions, she shows her work.
While I have a printed copy of the book, I also chose to purchase the audio version to hear Maria tell her own story in her own voice. I am so glad that I did. Her speaks my voice is as warm and tender as the words she writes.
Note: I received an advance reader copy in exchange for my honest review.
KDanae5 Stars Out Of 5Oh Sweet MariaMarch 15, 2017KDanaeQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Sweet Maria Goof has given us the most precious, most sacred look inside her heart with this, her first book. She has opened her heart and home to us in a way that quietly invites you to sit with her and soak in her gentle words and wise teachings. I just wish I could visit with her and study more in depth her ways of hospitality and gentle peacemaking. That would be a treasure.
And while her husband Bob is lively and excited, Sweet Maria is so tender and calm. The two go together perfectly and yes, their books look perfect on the shelf side by side.
JHutch5 Stars Out Of 5Don't miss out on this book!March 14, 2017JHutchQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I'm so thankful for the Goff's. Bob and now his wife Sweet Maria have such a way of speaking love and encouragement straight into your soul. Love Lives Here is ripe with encouragement for the daily mom trials, the daughter from the rough home life, and the woman whose experienced the ultimate betrayal by loved ones.
Don't miss out on what this book can speak into your life.
jennid5 Stars Out Of 5Everyone needs to read!!!March 13, 2017jennidQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5There are so many things to love about this book. She weaves lessons we need in the stories of her friends and family. She draws you in and you want to be her friend, her neighbor and her family.
I especially love the relationship she has with her kids and the rituals they have as a family. From "running away" and writing letters after 9/11.
She gives woman permission to be the best wives and mothers and not feel like they have to be more. Do what you are passionate about not what society thinks you should be passionate about.
I haven't read Bob Goff's book Love Does yet but it's next on my list so I can learn more about them and the lessons they have for us. I hope she continues to write more books for us.
I highly recommend this book.
Maddie5 Stars Out Of 5I loved it!March 13, 2017MaddieQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have been a Goff family fan for a while, and I love the joy conveyed in their stories. I enjoyed Maria Goff's writing style, and I'm inspired by her stories. I'm encouraged and ready to look for Jesus under the surface. "Love keeps us going, and hope moves our feet". I made lots of highlights, and I plan on sharing this book with others for many years to come.