Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Having A Mary Heart Giveaway

Hey everybody. I'm so excited to get to tell you about the Having A Mary Heart in a Martha World gift edition.
When I was offered the chance to blog about this book, I jumped at the chance. I had never read it before but had heard wonderful things about it.
I was not disappointed! On the contrary, I feel like I have grown so much already and I still have a few more chapter's to go. The way that Joanna writes makes me feel like I am sitting at a table having a conversation with her. It is very easy to read and is full of great advice on how we Martha's can learn to choose the "better part" as Mary did and sit at Jesus' feet. I think in today's society it is very hard to be a Mary. I think a LOT of us are Martha's out of sheer necessity in this culture we live in.
Having A Mary Heart in a Martha World is celebrating it's 10th anniversary. This edition offers a 12-week companion bible study in the back of the book and it has been a very good study for me. I've really enjoyed reading a chapter each day and working through the study that goes with that chapter. It really helps take the reading even further and puts you into the truth's of God's word. This is the book that I quoted from yesterday.
About Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World:
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.
Here is some more information about the author of this incredible book, Joanna Weaver.
Joanna Weaver was voted the Most Promising New Writer of 1997 at the Mount Herman Writer’s Conference. She has authored Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World and written for publications such as Focus on the Family, Home Life, Aspire, and The Evangel. A pastor’s wife for more than eighteen years, she and her husband have counseled many couples, both those approaching their wedding and those struggling in marriage. The Weavers live in Montana and have taught young married classes and spoken on the topic of marriage throughout the northwestern United States.
Joanna is also giving away 7 copies of this book. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on Joanna's blog tour post here.

She is also giving away 7 copies of With This Ring, her latest release. To enter that contest, simply leave a comment on Joanna's blog tour post (same link) telling her which chapter of Having a Mary Heart was your favorite and why.
I also have a copy to giveaway. You can leave me a comment on this post to enter to win my copy. A winner will be announced on Friday, June 27th.
If you've not read this book, go here to buy your copy. I believe every woman in today's society should read this one!
To visit Joanna's blog, go here.
Her website: is coming soon!
And finally, to see what other people have said about this book, go here.
Hope ya'll have a great Wednesday.


Kelli said...

I would love to win this book! I have been eyeing it everytime I go to LifeWay.


Janelle & Ella said...

I love a good book!

kamewh said...

Sounds like a good book!

dolls123 said...

I'd love to win this book


Charne Trollip said...

Thanks for telling me about the book it sounds awesome!

Sherry said...

Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway.

Blessings to you and your family as you relocate. I pray that God provides for you abundantly!


Karen said...

I'd like to have a copy of this book! Please enter me in the contest! Hope you are doing well. Miss you in our book study!

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Wendy said...

I don't usually win things, but what the hey. Sign me up.

The Lloyd Family said...

I've been wanting to read this one ... please enter me in your drawing.