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B&H Announces Release of Maria Goff’s First Book,
Love Lives Here
Wife of Bestselling Author Bob Goff Shares
Stories of Intentional Living

Media Contact:
Jenaye White, Publicist

Nashville, Tennessee (October 31, 2016) – B&H Publishing Group announces the upcoming release of Maria Goff’s first book, Love Lives Here: Finding What You Need in a World Telling You What You Want (March 7, 2017). Fans of bestselling author Bob Goff will recognize Maria Goff as “Sweet Maria” from the pages of Love Does. Just as Bob’s bestselling book shared stories of love in action, Maria’s Love Lives Here will feature stories of living with intentionality, passion, purpose and “just a little bit of planning.”  

Love Lives Here is about craving the things that matter most and living intentionally,” comments Jennifer Lyell, Trade Book Publisher for B&H Publishing Group. “I’m excited to see how God uses this book to inspire readers to live the beautiful life He has for each of them.”

Love Lives Here reveals what loving one’s family looks like on a daily basis. Maria Goff shares how she and Bob navigate their family through life’s adventures, making space to grow together as they reach outward to love those around them.

Maria has spoken to women around the world via IF: Gathering events and contributes regularly to the IF: Gathering blog. She and Bob have travelled around the globe, answering questions about their “whimsical” lifestyle, serving those in need, and encouraging people to love Jesus and crave things that matter.

B&H will support the release of Love Lives Here with a national marketing campaign, including a unique presale helping retailers, national book tour, top-tier advertising, and a VIP outreach campaign to friends of Maria Goff. The presale campaign will begin in January 2017. The deal was negotiated by Bryan Norman at Alive Literary.

Title: Love Lives Here: Finding What You Need In a World Telling You What You Want
Release Date: 
March 7, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-4336-4891-5
Format: Trade Paper
Price: $17.99
224 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, 36 carton qty
Rights: Worldwide
BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / General
eISBN: 978-1-4336-4890-8, $9.99


Maria Goff has made a career out of loving her family and neighbors, raising her children, and turning houses into homes. She is married to Bob Goff, whom she calls the most helpful and interesting man in the world. They’ve journeyed to Uganda and Northern Iraq to start schools for kids who are marginalized. They have three adult kids, who are starting families of their own. They live in San Diego where she and Bob continue to dream about fun and adventures yet to be had with their growing family.

B&H Publishing Group, an imprint of LifeWay Christian Resources, is a team of mission-minded people with a passion for taking God’s Word to the world. Because we believe Every Word Matters® we seek to provide intentional, Bible-centered content that positively impacts the hearts and minds of people, inspiring them to build a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ. Among our print and digital releases for the trade, church, and academic markets, titles include The New York Times No. 1 bestsellers The Love Dare and The Vow, #1 CBA bestseller I Am a Church Member as well as the award-winning HCSB Study Bible.