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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,353 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joanna Weaver Narrator: Jill Gajkowski Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Bethany Trilogy Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “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, bestselling author of the Glenbrooke series and 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 leader

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Camille Tingey | 2/19/2014

    " Learning to balance worship and work--this book was helpful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer Honeycutt | 2/2/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book! I had it sitting on my bookshelf for a few years and finally got around to reading it! It was encouraging and well written. The title makes it sound more geared toward women, but I think ANYONE would get something out of this book since it deals with balancing service and worship; spending intimate time with the Lord; and examining your heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christy | 1/27/2014

    " Great book to help you slow down and spend time with God. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Liz Susla | 1/17/2014

    " This was an excellent book. I read this with a bible study group at my church and grew spiritually. We plan to read her next book, Having a Mary Spirit, this Fall. I highly recommend this book for someone who is trying to place Jesus first in their busy life. "

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