Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World: Revised EditionJoanna Weaver
Joanna Weaver's popular book, Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World: Revised Edition, shows women how to blend intimacy with Jesus and service for Him. An invitation for every woman who feels she isn't godly enough...isn't loving enough...isn't doing enough. The life o... Read More
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— that we 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.
Page Count: 256
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Oct 13, 2000
- UPC: 9781578562589
- Height: 0.67
- Width: 5.98
- Length: 9.08
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 256
- Publish Date: Jul 18, 2000
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL012130"
- ISBN: 1578562589
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- Easy to read book/bible study on 2 amazing biblical women by Kim Stewart on 5/22/2015
What a delight to learn and study about Mary and Martha. I had heard of these sisters before, but never spent much time studying each in depth. I immediately related to Martha, easily distracted from “choosing what is better”.
But I was inspired by what Joanna writes: “The story of Mary and Martha was never meant to be a psychological profile or a role play in which we choose the character with whom we most identify. This is the story of two different responses to one singular occasion. In it, we should find not our personality type, but the kind of heart Christ longs for us to have. A heart centered in him alone.”
Joanna’s writing style is so easy to read. I am not one who has studied the bible all my life, so I really appreciate Joanna making these women’s stories so relatable today and applicable to my own life.