Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Blog Tour: Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver

About Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World: An invitation for every woman who's ever felt she isn't godly enough, isn't loving enough, isn't doing enough.

The life of a woman today isn't really all that different from that of Mary and Martha in the New Testament. Like Mary, you long to sit at the Lord's feet…but the daily demands of a busy world just won't leave you alone. Like Martha, you love Jesus and really want to serve him…yet you struggle with weariness, resentment, and feelings of inadequacy.

Then comes Jesus, into the midst of your busy life, to extend the same invitation he issued long ago to the two sisters from Bethany. Tenderly, he invites you to choose "the better part"–a joyful life of intimacy with him that flows naturally into loving service.

With her fresh approach to the familiar Bible story, Joanna Weaver shows how all of us–Marys and Marthas alike–can draw closer to our Lord: deepening our devotion, strengthening our service, and doing both with less stress and greater joy.

Some Thoughts from Me: I always hear women talk about how they are a Martha who wishes they could be a Mary. This is the kind of book where you read the first few pages, and you think, wow someone gets me! It's a fantastically easy book to read that will also meet you exactly where you're at. Recommended for all women in our crazy busy society!

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Julie P. said...

I just did a bible study at my church using this book. Everyone loved it!

J. Kaye Oldner said...

"An invitation for every woman who's ever felt she isn't godly enough, isn't loving enough, isn't doing enough."

Wow - a very powerful statement!

sarah chia said...

I've never read this, but I've heard great things about it, and I definitely believe in the concept.

What a freeing thought to think that Christ wants us to just sit in his presence and "be."

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