Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World: Finding Intimacy with God in the Busyness of Life

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WaterBrook Press, 2000 - Religion - 225 pages
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Updated with a new 12 week companion Bible study, 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.

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Easy to read-holds your attention-want to keep reading. - Christianbook.com
The writing style was wonderful. - Goodreads
Some great illustrations. - Overstock.com
Still good insights though. - Goodreads
The book is very easy to read. - Christianbook.com
The writing was excellent and the stories compelling. - Goodreads

Review: Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World: Finding Intimacy with God in the Busyness of Life

User Review  - Becky - Goodreads

It's hard to read a book about being busy when you're really busy. This book is definitely a must have on your bookshelf to be read over and over at different stages of your life. Read full review

Review: Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World: Finding Intimacy with God in the Busyness of Life

User Review  - Suzanne - Goodreads

This was outstanding. Much wisdom here. Read full review

About the author (2000)

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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