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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j95 Stars Out Of 5Love Lives HereMarch 13, 2017j9Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I haven't had this feeling reading a book since I read "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years" by Donald Miller. It's as if I know these two from reading their books ..... we've shared a cup of coffee and opened up our hearts, even though they are not physically in the room with me. Maria is a kindred spirit, her writing shows us the good, the bad, the beautiful and the ugly and how God works all of it together for His good in our lives. Looking forward to the rest of the journey and sharing her book with friends and family!
Carissa Joy5 Stars Out Of 5Beautiful, encouraging bookMarch 11, 2017Carissa JoyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5If you've read Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World, you're familiar with the style of writing in this book: short independent chapters with vignettes tying memories and moments from Maria's life to spiritual truths. But Bob and Maria have spent so much time digging into their unique attributes as husband and wife, so this book is also nothing like Bob's. If Bob's book teaches us how to live adventurously and fearlessly, Maria's book is about faithfulness and what we do in everyday life, when we're with the people we love. She encourages her readers to find redemption in pain and loss, to do the hard work of dealing with our "stuff," and to learn how to live out our own skills and talents right where we are. This book is a must-read if you want to live more fully and deeply and love the people around you well. Maria is a great teacher, and you'll feel like you've been sitting in a chair in front of the fireplace with a friend. This book is best served with a cup of tea.
I received an advance reader copy from the publisher, but the opinions expressed here are my own.
LMSimmons5 Stars Out Of 5Good Stuff!March 10, 2017LMSimmonsQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The English-teacher side of me appreciated Maria Goff's ongoing use of metaphors (Keep Your Eyes On Your Own Paper!) to help apply her messages. As I read any book, if I like a passage, I underline it. If I want to remember it, I also put a star by it. If it's so good I can't wait to share it with a friend, I turn down the corner of the page. Usually I'm a 3-turned-down-corners kind of gal. I just counted, and in Love Lives Here, I have 16 turned down pages. Told with warmth, insight,and a generous heart. I love how every chapter is a stand-alone encouragement, tying every-day life to God moments and truth. I was given a publisher's copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I'll be buying many more to give to my friends and family.
chickwnfarms5 Stars Out Of 5Delightful and encouragingMarch 8, 2017chickwnfarmsQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Foreword of this book, written by the author's husband, made me want to get to know the author. After reading the first four chapters, I know exactly why she is known as "Sweet Maria."
Maria Goff takes readers on a journey of self reflection and discovery through personal, relatable stories. She writes as a peer and someone who is in the trenches right along with the one who is reading the pages. While I am more like her husband Bob (author of Love Does) in personality, I appreciate Maria's perspective and the way she and her husband compliment each other as they love others.
This book is delightful, inspiring, encouraging, and endearing.
M Locker5 Stars Out Of 5Love Lives HereMarch 8, 2017M LockerQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0What an amazing gift that "Sweet Maria" has given us in Love Lives Here. It is such an important reminder of the true gift - Love.
I plan to give this gifts to many others in hopes that Maria will also remind them, like she did me, to focus on God - even in a world that is constantly telling us otherwise. She is so wise on love, faith, raising children, and marriages. Opening up her heart and sharing her life and stories with us.