Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World {Review + Giveaway}

Last year my mom's group read Joanna Weaver's Having a Mary Spirit. I loved it and knew that I wanted to read it's prequel, Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World (MHMW, as I'll call it) as well.  I was stoked when I was offered the chance to review and do a giveaway! Yep, that's right, one of my lucky readers will receive a free copy! maryheart

The title alone might hook you, which it did for me back when it first came out in 2000, when I first saw it on the bookshelves of my local Christian bookstore.  But if that doesn't do it, then just check out the tagline: "Finding intimacy with God in the busyness of life." I think a lot of us could admit that we definitely find ourselves in the "busyness of life" and more intimacy with God sounds dreamy and fulfilling.

Let me tell you, growing to become more intimate with our Savior is about as fulfilling as it gets, and Joanna Weaver's book is a wonderful tool for that journey. She provides a study guide at the back of the book with questions for each chapter, designed to guide us into deeper intimacy with God and His Word.

MHMW explores the famous New Testament sister act, Martha and Mary, and how we can tend to reflect their same qualities and characteristics, both positive and negative, in our modern life. Finding the balance between worship and service is a challenge that we, especially as Christian women, are called to find. Weaver is a skilled storyteller along with a gifted teacher of the Word and I think this book will greatly bless any of you women who choose to read it!

This giveaway will end on Sunday, July 5th, 2009 at midnight, Pacific Time.

*This giveaway is now closed.*

Here's how to enter:

  1. {Mandatory!} Please leave a comment telling me why you'd like to read this book at this time in your life. I look forward to reading these comments!
  2. *Extra Entry* Blog or tweet about the giveaway and leave a comment with a link.
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