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WEAVER JOANNA
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Book Description

21 Sep 2006
With nearly a million copies sold, Joanna Weaver's popular book 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 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.

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  • Paperback: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Waterbrook Multnomah; 1 edition (21 Sep 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578562589
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578562589
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.7 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,533 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Often a book fails to live up to its title, but Joanna Weaver's "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World" more than lives up to its promise. I found the book easy to read, personal, and well-written with a message much more than surface deep. The book probed, challenged, and encouraged me to live day by day as a Mary in a Martha world, while showing the positive qualities of both Mary and Martha personalities. Readers will be blessed!""-Carole Mayhall, author of Come Walk with Me and Here I Am Again, Lord""Joanna Weaver has a heart that sings. Whenever I'm 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. That's 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 love-to God and to humanity.""-Judith Couchman, Designing a Woman's Life author and seminar leader"

About the Author

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.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book... 28 July 2008
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...Joanna Weaver has hit the spot with this one. A book I can 'find' myself in on nearly every page. As a 45 year old Christian woman of a two year old son my life is busy and I sought this book to see how other people find time for God in the 'busyness' that is life today. This book delivers on all levels. Well written, eminently readable!! Aimed at women from all walks of life and easily applicable to life in the real world.

Just lovely, thank you xx!!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing- changed my life 6 May 2007
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This is an awesome book for anyone who finds making time to be with God just another thing to check off on an already over crowded to do list. joanna writes beautifully- and speaks frankly about her struggle to draw near to God in her busyness. Many times I would be shouting- that's me- that is exactly how I feel, and then you realise that if Joanna can cultivate a rich relationship in her hectic day and desire it- then I can too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful 8 Jun 2011
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I am 83 and not as busy as used to be, but am very active in my local church. Even at this age I found this book very helpful because I still need to keep that special time with God, and when I am tired it is so easy to flop in front of the television! It has helped me to realise that if I am willing Jesus will lead me to that quiet spot with him, I do have to really yearn for it, and be obedient to His calling.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book came at the right time. 12 Oct 2011
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A book written by a woman for women but the men would benefit too. Therefore all benefit! So helpful in common sense help in slowing us down and smelling the roses! Allowing God to get nearer to us and vital for us encouraging us to draw nearer to Him.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for every Christian 5 Feb 2011
By Liz
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I only started reading this book last night. What a wonderful inspiring & encouraging little book. I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of it. A must read for every Christian.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a wonderful book 31 Mar 2009
By wendy
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I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone. wonderfully written with so much on every page to make us think and help us change. i know ill have to read it again and again !! thank you
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5.0 out of 5 stars aHaving A Mary Heart in a Martha World 10 Jun 2009
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Written in an American voice, this is an easy read. Full of lots of anecdotes from a real life, which nicely illustrate the author's points. Reassuring, practical and inspiring.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heart warming 16 Feb 2012
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This book was recommended to me, and I bought it second hand, very cheaply! It was in good condition and although there was some underlining in it, I really appreciated it being underlined, so it was not a problem.

It is a very heart warming book about the difference between Mary and Martha from Luke 10 v 38 - 42. The writer gives wonderful illustrations and encourages us to prayer and following the Lord Jesus in a much closer way. It makes you hunger and thirst for Righteousness.

I would recommend this book to anyone who feels they are not walking close to the Lord. This book will bring you back to Scripture and encourage your heart.

D.
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