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Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World: Finding Intimacy With God in the…

by Joanna Weaver

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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.… (more)

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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. This book includes a twelve-week Bible study.
  StFrancisofAssisi | Oct 7, 2019 |
I really enjoyed this book, and not only because the author had a lot of insight, but she wrote from the perspective of learning along with the reader. I could identify with her struggles and discoveries. I took my time reading this, not even a chapter a day, but more like a section a day. No pressure, and a chance to think about the lessons to learn. I highly recommend this book. ( )
  PhyllisReads | Apr 27, 2019 |
Includes a 12-week bible study for individual or group use
  TheLibraryNook | Oct 19, 2015 |
My small group is reading/studying this book.
  jenspeaks | May 15, 2009 |
NCLA Review - In this book on the parable found in John 10, Joanna Weaver addresses an issue that is familiar to many of us—busyness. We are trying to do too many things, like Martha, when we should be listening to Jesus, like Mary. Sometimes we feel our work goes unnoticed or unappreciated. Like Martha, we need to listen to Jesus. Jesus' rebuke to Martha to "choose the better part" tells us we should follow Him and accept his correction because it is made in love. He wanted Martha to change her attitude and recognize that she had value—regardless of how hard she worked—simply because she was His. When their brother Lazarus died and the sisters sent for Jesus (John 11), it was Martha who first ran to greet him. Instead of becoming overwhelmed with the demands of our daily life, Jesus invites us to live a joyful life of intimacy with Him that flows naturally into loving service. The Appendices include a study guide, lists of resources, a plan for a half day of prayer, suggestions for journaling, and a section on Christian rights in the workplace. Rating: 4—MW ( )
  ncla | Nov 13, 2008 |
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The author 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.
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