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Love Lives Here Audiobook

Love Lives Here: Finding What You Need in a World Telling You What You Want

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Publisher's Summary

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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    "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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    marya 03-12-17
    marya 03-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jeffrey 03-10-17
    jeffrey 03-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Our family stock up 10%"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    me dreaming of my prince 04-29-17
    me dreaming of my prince 04-29-17 Member Since 2014

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    "I feel love reading this book!"

    Honest book about a loving mom who has an honest relationship with her family and loves them so much! It's a sweet book!

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    Amazon Customer 04-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "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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    Neurodoc 04-05-17
    Neurodoc 04-05-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Boring story about someone else's life"
    Would you try another book from Maria Goff and Bob Goff - foreword and/or Maria Goff?

    I might read a book of Bob's- never read one, but I did not like this book. We read it as part of a ladies Bible study and I just could not connect to it.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Beth Moore


    What didn’t you like about Maria Goff’s performance?

    I can't put my finger on it


    Any additional comments?

    It felt like a book of someone else's memories and cliche's and there was a lot about a life that most people don't lead. It was like reading someone's positive FB posts and not enough about the real struggles and how to overcome, or where that ties in the Bible. Though I like positivity and I am sure (no doubt) that these people are God filled people, it read like a book of positive affirmations and one sentence life lessons or proverbs. You can get this book cheaper at a Christian book store too than on Audible and I would recommend that.

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    LT 03-28-17
    LT 03-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "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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    Rhonda Helton 03-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Reads"

    I am ready to read again, I found this book amazing. and stirred my heart to look beyond the obvious.

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    Diane 03-20-17
    Diane 03-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "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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    WriterlyWife 03-15-17 Member Since 2014

    Freelance writer/editor

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    "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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    "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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