Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
Finding Intimacy with GOD in the Busyness of Life
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.
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.
AUDIO VERSION: Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World is also available on CD and MP3 download.
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Book TrailerView Chapter Titles
- Tale of Two Sisters
- “Lord, Don’t You Care?”
- The Diagnosis
- The Cure
- Living Room Intimacy
- Kitchen Service
- The Better Part
- Lessons from Lazarus
- Martha’s Teachable Heart
- Mary’s Extravagant Love
- Balancing Work & Worship
- Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World