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Then comes Jesus, right into the midst of your busy Mary/Martha life---and he extends the same invitation he issued long ago to the two sisters of Bethany. Tenderly he invites you to choose "the better part"---a joyful life of "living-room" intimacy with him that flows naturally into "kitchen service" for him.
How can you make that choice? Now updated with a new 12 week companion Bible study, 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.
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Random House, Inc
Publication Date: 2000
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Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World - Audiobook on CDJoanna WeaverOasis Audio LLC / 2007 / Compact disc$19.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Having a Mary Spirit: Allowing God to Change Us from the Inside OutJoanna WeaverRandom House, Inc / 2006 / Trade Paperback$11.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 32 Reviews
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A Place of Quiet Rest: Finding Intimacy with God Through a Daily Devotional LifeNancy Leigh DeMossMoody Publishers / 2002 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 8 Reviews
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An invitation for every woman who feels 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, right into the midst of your busy Mary/Martha life-and he extends the same invitation he issued long ago to the two sisters of Bethany. Tenderly he invites you to choose "the better part"-a joyful life of "living-room" intimacy with him that flows naturally into "kitchen service" for him.
How can you make that choice? With her fresh approach to the familiar Bible story and its creative, practical strategies, Joanna 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.
This book includes a twelve-week Bible study.
Also look for the ten-week DVD study pack companion product to this book, which includes three DVDs and a separate, revised and expanded study guide.
Joanna Weaver is the best-selling author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, Having a Mary Spirit, Lazarus Awakening, and the award-winning gift book With This Ring. Her articles have appeared in such publications as Focus on the Family, Guideposts, and HomeLife. Joanna and her pastor-husband, John, have three children and live in Montana. Visit her website at www.JoannaWeaverBooks.com.
powerful happens when we go beyond other people’s opinions and revelations
and discover for ourselves what God has to say. I designed this twelveweek
Bible study to help you do just that.
I recommend using a translation of the Bible that you enjoy and understand,
as well as a notebook and a pen to record your answers. Before each
lesson, ask the Holy Spirit to increase your understanding as you examine
God’s Word and then help you apply the truths you discover.
Each lesson starts with questions for individual reflection or group discussion,
then moves into a study of scriptural principles. At the end of the lesson,
you’ll have an opportunity to write about what spoke most to you in
that chapter. The stories, quotes, and sidebars within the chapters may provide
further opportunities for discussion or reflection.
My prayer is that each of you will begin to experience the blessing God
promises to those who look “intently into the perfect law that gives freedom…
not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it” (James 1:25). There is
a holy makeover waiting for each one of us. It is found in God’s presence and
within the pages of his Word. Dig in, ladies! You’ll be glad you did.
-Carole Mayhall, author of Come Walk with Me and Here I Am Again, Lord
"Joanna Weaver has a heart that sings. Whenever Im around her, she makes me smile. Her voice rings out true and clear in Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World. This book invites us to join in the chorus of daily communion with Christ, despite the pressures that threaten to silence us. Consider it as sheet music for your soul."
-Robin Jones Gunn , best-selling author of The Christy Miller series
"Balance. Thats what it is all about, and Joanna Weaver has found it, described it, and called us to this wonderful, practical work. If you have ever struggled with how you can find one quiet moment while longing for a deep holy communion or if you have been discouraged because neither seems possible, you will be challenged and blessed by Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World!"
-Jan Silvious, author of Foolproofing Your Life
"With candor, humor, and passion Joanna Weaver invites us to cultivate a "Mary heart" that delights in time with God and assigns him top priority. Yet she doesn't discard the service-oriented Martha. Instead, she wisely and practically models how to balance the Mary and Martha qualities in us all. I especially appreciate her thoughts on expressing lavish loveto God and to humanity."
-Judith Couchman, Designing a Womans Life author and seminar leader
JudyCharlotte NCAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Having a Mary Heart in a Martha WorldAugust 21, 2014JudyCharlotte NCAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is wonderful. Every woman would benifit from reading this book. Awesome, I gave it 5 stars
susieQDubuque IowaAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Good read that hits nail on the headJanuary 22, 2014susieQDubuque IowaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Really am enjoying the book. Author speaks to every woman with understanding of reality in each of our lives. She gives good practical advice on how to go to Jesus from our "busyness" to sit at His feet. Am very glad that someone suggested this to me
KarenGeorgiaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great study!January 22, 2014KarenGeorgiaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I had read the book "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World" several years ago. I currently lead a Women's Bible Study and was thrilled when I learned that there was a study guide and DVD to go with the book. We are currently on Chapter 3 and the study has been great thus far.
RobynAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent readAugust 25, 2013RobynAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I bought this for myself as a personal bible study and really, really enjoyed it. No matter whether you are a "Mary" or a "Martha", I think you will learn how to find balance. The book is very easy to read. The author brings personal experience and humor to this study, as well as thoughtful commentary. I highly recommend this!
LynnetteFort Wayne, INAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5practicalApril 10, 2013LynnetteFort Wayne, INAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5The author's writing style is engaging and funny, yet the content is hard hitting with practical applications.