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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.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

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  • Nicole J Donatelli
  • 05-06-2017

Brave and beautiful testimony

I decided to listen to this book shortly after I listened to the book Love Does by Bob Goff. I loved hearing from what I knew must be the beautiful and special woman who has been married to Bob for all of these years. This book does not disappoint. I so enjoyed hearing some of the same stories from Sweet Maria's perspective. The artful incorporation of stories from throughout her life provide a brave and heartfelt testimony of the power of love, and how to use love to overcome life's inevitable challenges and difficulties. I felt like I could really connect and relate to the story teller on multiple levels and that she was speaking life and truth into some of the challenges I am currently facing. It was so inspirational. I am forever grateful that this book was written and narrated by the author. I will be recommending it to my friends and many of the friends I have yet to meet.

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  • D. Niki Barton
  • 24-03-2017

What a joy to finally meet "Sweet Maria"!

This is a work about true transparency and following God,not the world.I LOVED it! Our family read LOVE DOES by Bob Goff and I have seen Bob at speaking engagements. After learning quite a good deal about "Sweet Maria", it was wonderful to hear her tell God's story of their lives in her words. I admire and respect the Goff family and pray for them often.

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  • Tamara Shope
  • 15-03-2017

Tenderness and welcome

I 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 (supplied by the publisher), I chose to spend an Audible credit to listen to 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.

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  • Melissa Donaldson
  • 30-04-2018

Goff family

I love both Maria and Bob’s books. They have helped me to look inside myself and make some positive changes. Very inspiring!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-04-2017

love the Goffs!

I only know Bob and Maria through their books but already love them. They encourage me to love more and to live more.

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  • LT
  • 28-03-2017

Loved this

I loved Maria's honesty and her willingness to invite us into her life, with all its joy and vulnerability. As a young mom, she touched on all the things I want to provide for my children as they grow. Thank you.

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  • Diane
  • 20-03-2017

Great book!

I loved this book! Maria Goff is down to earth & someone I can identify with! I always love when the author reads their own work - It feels & sounds more personal. I would highly recommend this book!

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  • marya
  • 12-03-2017

So perfect

This was the best audio book I have listened to. So encouraging and uplifting! So thankful the author read it herself. It made it more endearing!

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  • jeffrey
  • 10-03-2017

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I am excited to listen again with my white board out and take notes on ways to improve our families lives. You will learn about an extraordinary beautiful family who loves God and an anyone who comes into their proximity. The Goff's have rubbed off on me and my family and in a good way. Thank you Sweet Maria.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-2018

A must read!

I enjoyed every single moment of this book. The author keeps you captivated with her real life stories. I related so much with her that I laughed and cried along the way! I will definitely recommend this book to others!

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  • faithbaby
  • 06-05-2017

Refreshing and releasing!

Loved this book, the insight into a simple intentional live, stirs up the need to live unashamedly enjoying the things and people we love.
Intention Purpose Reason!
Maria Goff I wish I could sit with you drinking coffee and eating cake and hear more of your thoughts.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-05-2018

Thought provoking and life changing

Maria is a very humble person and through her honest writing she has really shown me.how its OK to grieve, to start again, to say I'm. Struggling. Thank you for your honest and encouragement.