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but sometimes you wonder if He truly loves you.
For many of us, moving the truth of Gods love from our heads to our hearts is a lifelong process. As we consider our inadequacies or grieve our shattered dreams, we find it difficult to believe that God cares for us personally.
In this life-giving book, Joanna Weaver shows you how to embrace the truth that Jesus loves you apart from anything you accomplish, apart from anything you bring. Just as He called Lazarus forth to new life, Jesus wants to free you to live fully in the light of His love, unbound from the graveclothes of fear, regret, and self-condemnation.
Love is calling your name.
Combining unforgettable real-life illustrations with unexpected biblical insights, Joanna Weaver invites you to experience a spiritual resurrection that will forever change your understanding of what it means to be the one Jesus loves.
Includes 10-week Bible study (adaptable for 8 weeks) for both individual reflection and group discussion.
From the Hardcover edition.
Joanna Weaver is the best-selling author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, Having a Mary Spirit, 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.
From the Hardcover edition.
I sat down to read Lazarus Awakening and quickly realized this wasnt going to be a fluffy read Id soon forget. I needed a pen and a journal and time to take notes. Lazarus Awakening is full of life-changing truth and application. Through Joannas beautiful teaching, God is calling us all to resurrected life! Angela Thomas, speaker and best-selling author of Do You Know Who I Am?
Lazarus Awakening firmly establishes Joanna Weaver as one of the finest Christian writers of our time. Spiritually insightful, personally compelling, and magnificently written, this is one of the best books Ive read in decades. We know shes walking the journey shes inviting us to take. I believe Lazarus Awakening will awaken many more believers to this extraordinarily gifted author. Donna Partow, speaker and best-selling author of Becoming a Vessel God Can Use
The word that wouldnt leave me when reading Lazarus Awakening is deep. Joanna Weavers words are rooted deep in Scripture, they dove deep into my heart, and they deeply impacted my emotions as Ive come to a better understanding that Jesus loves me because of who I am, not what Ive done. I cried many tears through these pages as my own questions were tackled, my own fears revealed. In the end Ive come away with a deeper understanding of what it means to be loved by God. I am blessed, I am loved, and Jesus means more to me than ever before. Tricia Goyer, author of Blue Like Play Dough
I needed to read this book. You need to read this book. Sometimes we can get stuck in sin-sickness, living a Christian life that is neither glorious nor free. Joanna Weaver reminds us of all that Jesus offers us when we step out of the tomb of our own making into the joyous life He has created us for. Lazarus Awakening awakened something in me. Susanna Foth Aughtmon, author of My Bangs Look Good and Other Lies I Tell Myself
Joanna Weaver has given us two insightful books about some of Jesuss closest friendsMartha and Mary. Lazarus Awakening completes the trilogy by taking an inspiring look at the life of their brother, Lazarus. A closer look at his story will help you draw closer to Christ as His intimate friend. I recommend it. Ann Spangler, author of Praying the Names of God
If you worry that you are unworthy of Gods favor or you wonder why He doesnt intervene to prevent your pain, Lazarus Awakening will take you straight to the heart of His love for you. With warmth, honesty, and rich biblical insights, Joanna Weaver deftly walks you through the agony of the loss and the triumph of resurrection to reveal how friendship with Jesus makes all the difference. Jennifer Rothschild, author of Lessons I Learned in the Dark and Me, Myself, and Lies and founder of WomensMinistry.net
Praise for Lazarus Awakening
"Joanna Weaver has done it again! By revealing the profound love Jesus had for Lazarus and the shocking "life-after-death-on-earth" He lavished on His friend, she skillfully points the reader to a vibrant choiceABUNDANT LIFE! If you long to wake up to Gods unrestricted mercy, unconditional love, and supernatural power, read this book! Joanna reminds us: Grave clothes consist of layers. You can experience a true awakening if you embrace the process!"
Carol Kent, Speaker and author of Between a Rock and a Grace Place
"I needed to read this book. You need to read this book. Sometimes we can get stuck in sin sickness, living a Christian life that is neither glorious or free. Joanna Weaver reminds us of all that Jesus offers us when we step out of the tomb of our own making into the joyous life he has created us for. Lazarus Awakening awakened something in me."
Susanna Foth Aughtmon author of My Bangs Look Good and Other Lies I Tell Myself: The Tired Supergirls Search for Truth
"Joanna Weaver has given us two insightful books about some of Jesus closest friendsMartha and Mary. Lazarus Awakening completes the trilogy by taking an inspiring look at the life of their brother Lazarus. A closer look at his story will help you draw closer to Christ as his intimate friend. I recommend it."
Ann Spangler, author of Praying the Names of God
"The word that wouldnt leave me when reading Lazarus Awakening is deep. Joanna Weavers words are rooted deep in Scripture, they dove deep into my heart, and they deeply impacted my emotions as Ive come to a better understanding that Jesus loves me because of who I am, not what Ive done. I cried many tears through these pages, as my own questions were tackled, my own fears revealed. In the end, Ive come away with a deeper understand of what it means to be loved by God. I am blessed. I am loved, and Jesus means more to me than ever before. High recommended."
Tricia Goyer author of 25 books, including Blue Like Play Dough
"I sat down to read Lazarus Awakening and quickly realized this wasnt going to be a fluffy read Id soon forget. I needed a pen and a journal and time to take notes. Lazarus Awakening is full of life-changing truth and application. Through Joannas beautiful teaching, God is calling us all to resurrected life!"
Angela Thomas best-selling author and speaker
From the Hardcover edition.
Patti FNCAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5JOANNA WEAVER'S BOOKS ARE GREAT FOR LADIES BIBLE STUDIES!!!October 29, 2015Patti FNCAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5THIS IS THE THIRD IN A SERIES OF WONDERFUL BOOKS FROM JOANNA WEAVER FOR LADIES BIBLE STUDIES.& OUR GROUP CONTINUE TO LOVE HER WIT WHEN IT COMES TO UNDERSTANDING GOD'S WORD.. I KNOW OUR GROUP HAVE BEEN BOTH ENLIGHTENED & BLESSED FROM THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO LOOK AT THE SCRIPTURES & STILL ADD HUMOR TO THE MIX... I WOULD ENCOURAGE ANYONE TO START THEIR LADIES BIBLE STUDY WITH THESE BOOKS...
SoaringEagleUSAGender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Drawing closer to GodSeptember 29, 2015SoaringEagleUSAGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I like the subtitle "Finding Your Place in the Heart of God." This is what Lazarus Awakening by Joanna Weaver is about. This is the third book in the Bethany series. I have the previous 2 books but have not read them yet.
This book has ten chapters, a bonus chapter, and appendixes which includes a study guide. This would be a great book to study in a women's Bible study group.
The chapters are on the long side. I am finding myself taking my time reading this book. Not because it's boring or uninteresting. But because there is much to take in (and also I don't have much time in my day to read since I am a homeschooling mom). I want to read a bit and think about it. Some parts makes me think about my relationship with God. For example, on page 37 under the heading Friend of God, Ms. Weaver writes, "What does it mean to be a friend of God? I'm talking about an honest-to-goodness, true-blue, when-the-chips-are-down kind of friend of God. I've felt the Lord challenging me with this very question. I'd like to think Jesus considers me a friend. But am I really? Am I someone He can feel safe with? Is my heart a place with plenty of room for Him to spread out and relax? Is mi casa truly His casa?" This section definitely made me ponder my answers to these questions.
I like the author's writing style, it moves along smoothly. Throughout the book, there are darker grey boxes with extras written inside. One of them is titled Faith That Rolls Away Stones.
If you want to improve your faith, strengthening it, growing closer to God, this book, I believe will be helpful to you.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.
VicsMediaRoomIrvine, CAAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5A Life Changing Study On LazarusAugust 21, 2015VicsMediaRoomIrvine, CAAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Joanna Weaver in her new book Lazarus Awakening Book Three in the Bethany Trilogy series published by Waterbrook Press gives us Finding Your Place in the Heart of God.
From the back cover: For many of us, moving the truth of Gods love from our heads to our hearts is a lifelong process.
You believe that God loves the world
but sometimes you wonder if He truly loves you.
In Lazarus Awakening, the final book in her life-changing Bethany trilogy, Joanna Weaver invites you to experience a divine shift in how you view your relationship with God.
Shattering spiritual formulas for performance-driven faith, Lazarus Awakening clears a path to sweet intimacy with Jesus. Youll encounter the story of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus in a fresh way as you open your heart to the truth that you are cherishedapart from anything you accomplish, apart from anything you bring. Just as He called Lazarus forth to new life, Jesus wants to free you to live fully in the light of His love, unhindered by fear, regret, or self-condemnation.
This edition includes:
a bible study guide for both individual reflection and group discussion
a bonus chapter on laying aside everything that hinders your life with Jesus
tools and resources for living fully and freely as Gods beloved
No more graveclothes, no more tombs Love is calling your name.
At the beginning of each chapter Ms. Weaver has a page that provides the specific verses from John Chapters eleven and twelve that she focuses on in the chapter. This way you know what the Bible says before she expounds on it. Okay everyone knows Lazarus dies and then four days later Jesus called him out of the tomb. There is a lot of drama in the story of Lazarus. And then there is a lot of depth. When we look closely we can find a lot of Lazarus in each of us. There is a moment in the book when Ms. Weaver teaches us to pray everyday, Lord, wake me every day. Ms. Weaver provides fresh insights into a major event in the Bible. This is a book that we should read slowly so that we capture all of the rich detail that Ms. Weaver provides us. Eleven chapters that can help transform us. There is even a study guide at the end. I believe that this is a book for all of us that we might actually read more than once because of its richness. I also believe that this would make a great gift for friends and family so that they could be transformed as well.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Waterbrook Press. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
Mary Lou Caskey5 Stars Out Of 5Beautiful AdventureJuly 2, 2015Mary Lou CaskeyQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0What a blessing to be able to watch the DVD study for Lazarus Awakening: Finding Your Place in the Heart of God!
My husband and I felt as if we were on an adventure together as we viewed the messages of Joanna Weaver teaching in locations all around the Holy Land.
We were touched by Joannas passion for the message and by her compassionate style! She shares so beautifully how God cares for each individual person. The Bible does not mention any special gifts or talents that Lazarus has, yet Jesus loved him.
Waterbrook Press books provided me with a free copy of Lazarus Awakening for my honest review.
shorty4 Stars Out Of 5lazarus awakingJune 1, 2015shortyQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4if you are looking for a book that help you learn how much God loves you, this is the book. I think about the deep searching questions joanna asks that stirrs within my heart. and i am only on chapter 2.
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