Bob & Maria Goff are known across the world by one word: Love. They have created an inspiring & Christ commanded legacy sewn across the globe by pressing into others & sharing their lives by living out the 2nd most important command, “Love your neighbor.”
Most of us want to love well. We were created for it. Love & the joy rooted within the beauty of this emotion, all fruit of the Spirit, provides a universal connection no matter where we roam. The things God has placed inside that give example to His Spirit can never be taken from us & I think that design, that connection with humanity, is the most fascinating thing our Creator left for us to share.
In the book by Maria Goff, Love Lives Here: Finding What You Need In A World Telling You What You Want, the author unwraps the story of her own life & journey. Writing a book of honest reflection instead of another manual of information or steps & instructions on how to live a more meaningful life, she provides a lens to view how she pressed forward, whether it was easy or difficult. It’s a book written in honesty & provides the reader with an example of lives well lived through fully loving.
If you are anything like me, as a reader & human, you enjoy hearing stories of truth & relatability. Life shared transparently opens windows & doors that welcome many of us home. Knowing others have ran ahead of us allows us all to know we aren’t alone & we will overcome whatever we face.
What Maria & her husband do well is make a home for others through their care; by laying slabs of love & welcoming those who know them into a permanent house of friendship. It’s evident in the words spoken by those who share life with the Goff’s, they practice what Christ instructed. In a world & sadly a Christian community that so often absorbs success, fame, promotion, & exclusivity, it’s refreshing to see people whose lives rotate around bringing a piece of Kingdom down to create pieces of holy space for others, no matter where they trod or what country God leads them to serve.
I hope you’ll read this book if you too are searching for something in example of unselfish love & outpouring. Described: Love Lives Here is a collection of stories that include the ways Maria & Bob navigated family their way, without clear instructions or a road map. It’s meant to inspire you to think about how to create a space to grow while loving others.
About the Author: Maria Goff has made a career out of loving family, serving her neighbors, turning houses into homes. She & husband Bob, have journeyed to Uganda, Nepal & Iraq to start schools for marginalized children. They have 3 adult children & live in San Diego where they dream of fun & adventures yet to be had with their growing family.
Find out more about this book at the website http://lovelivesherebook.com/ where you can also connect with Maria through social media links, order the book & read the endorsements from an impressive list of authors, leaders, & friends.
The wonderful folks at B&H Publishing, an imprint of LifeWay Christian Resources, provided me with a free copy of this book for review. You can find out more about B&H & their amazing list of authors & books at http://www.bhpublishinggroup.com/ where purchase of any of your favorites is available.
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