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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K.Dub.4 Stars Out Of 5Take What You NeedMarch 7, 2017K.Dub.Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Love Lives Here is a wonderful book of "Sweet Maria" Goff's life stories. She does a wonderful job making her personal life stories into lessons about loss, love, and personal growth. What she takes away from these situations is presented in such a way that you can relate and find a way to take a lesson away for yourself.
If you're someone who cries easily (like for TV commercials per se) I'd have a tissue ready. Between the amazingly sweet forward from her husband to her introduction, it's enough to make a person tear up.
As the book continues she takes you through stories from her life. Some stories are ones most of us have been through ourselves. Some are definitely unique to her and her family. Somehow we can all learn from the stories regardless. While there are moments this book feels more like it's written with a formula and less like a novel, it's still an excellent book overall and I've already purchased a second copy to start passing around to friends and coworkers.
Please note: I have received an advanced copy from the publisher, but the opinions written here are my own.
Tracy M.5 Stars Out Of 5Love WinsMarch 7, 2017Tracy M.Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book from Maria Goff is full of beautiful reminders for us all. You will read page after page of touching and heartfelt stories that give us examples of how God loves us and how we can love each other. I would highly recommend this book to anyone with a desire to refocus on what is truly important in life.
I received an Advanced Reader Copy from the publisher. This review is my honest opinion.
KelsieH5 Stars Out Of 5Yes. Read it. Love it. Yes.March 7, 2017KelsieHQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Love Lives Here is one of the sweetest and most encouraging books I've ever read. Sweet Maria and Bob Goff are wonderfully witty, passionate and kind examples of Jesus. Reading this book is like a front row seat to their lives filled with service and whimsy and love. This book is well organized with stories and the thoughts and lessons learned penned right in the mix. It's definitely a quick page-turner. I've read her stories during a pretty lonely season of my own and have cried as she shares the struggles and victories that each made her beat a little bit stronger with the heart of God. It's must read. And then read again.
I revived an Advanced Reader Copy from the publisher. This is my honest review.
melissa5 Stars Out Of 5love it!!!March 7, 2017melissaQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I met Bob Goff on a cruise many years ago. After reading his book Love Does, I could see how much in love he was with his sweet Maria.
Therefore, given the opportunity to read her book, I jumped on it. I love the sweet stories Maria tells and how they relate to our heart toward Jesus. Maria has a way of making you feel like you are just sitting down to a cup of coffee with her and having a chat. Her words have a way of reaching the dry places in your soul and helping you to fill them with Jesus. I understand why Bob calls her sweet Maria and can't wait to read more from this author.
Serena5 Stars Out Of 5If you want to sit with a gentle friend to share their wisdom on their own life, read this bookMarch 7, 2017SerenaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Bursting with authenticity, insight and gentle wisdom, this book is opening and softening my heart page by page. I love Maria's illustrations she is taking relatable stories in her life, mixing them with beautiful imagery and looking at them through the lens of God's Word. Her words are life-giving and changing my perspective on current things going on in my own life.
If you want to sit with a gentle friend to share their wisdom on their own life, read this book. She doesn't tell you what to do, but more so WHY to do it and what she has figured out so far. I hope to live my life like that, by example, and share insight when I can.
I think sometimes we make following Jesus seem complicated, but it's really simple. Love God, love others. Follow Jesus' model and be WITH people. I love the simple yet compelling wisdom that Maria gives. She found what she was meant to do and did a lot of it. When our lives are built on the foundation of who God has made us to be, then we can uniquely fulfill his purpose for us. She didn't try to be like Bob or make him like her, instead she views herself the way God made her and can see the important role that she does have. Maria talks about marriage, family and life with such honesty and beauty. Sweet Maria, thank you for opening your life so we can get a peek into what you've learned and are learning about love.
I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher. This is my honest review.