Love Lives Here
Finding What You Need in a World Telling You What You Want
This is a book about discovering what we really need. There are a lot of second-best options, but we weren’t made to live a second-best life. Finding what we actually need is different than what we are often offered. There are many books full of opinions, steps and programs. This isn’t one of them. This is about craving the things that matter. Things that don’t just work, but last. In a life that may seem to be all fun and games with an endless supply of balloons, author Maria Goff shows how this life is also lived with intentionality, passionate purpose, and a little planning—all of which make a life rich in legacy. But she had to figure out the help she needed first in order to live the beautiful life God wanted for her and wants for us. Love Lives Here is a collection of stories that include the ways Maria and her husband, Bob, navigated family their way, without clear instructions or a road map. It’s about what they learned to make their lives meaningful and whimsical and how they created a space for their family to grow together while they reached outward.
"What a gift to read Love Lives Here and find within it a friend who is as authentic and inviting as Maria Goff. Through her earnest telling of the stories of her life, she provides greater meaning to all our lives. We were thrilled to read this book."
Donald Miller (bestselling author of Blue Like Jazz and Scary Close) with Betsy Miller "Grace is a contagious force we all crave and Maria contains so much grace it floods you from just a short time with her. May these pages overwhelm you with God’s love, and hope that Maria knows so well."
Jennie Allen, Founder of IF: Gathering and Author of Nothing to Prove
Mom Must Read
As a new mom, this read was incredible. So many opinions and so many options in a world that tells you what you should want. This book was a breath of fresh air and a sweet reminder that it is okay to parent YOUR WAY and do what your family NEEDS. Thank you Maria Goff for the heartwarming stories and making me reevaluate my family’s goals and what we are doing to reach them.
Yes. Read it. Love it. Yes.
Love 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.