Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World

  • by Joanna Weaver
  • Narrated by Jill Gajkowski
  • 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With her fresh approach to the familiar Bible story and its creative, practical strategies, 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.

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Great for Seekers

This is a great book for christian women. It helps you to better understand your own actions and those of your female friends. It will help you to choose that which is better!
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- Cynthia

Not quite relatable

The narration was well done and I can tell what the intent of the book was meant to be, but it didn't really connect with me. Our small group is made up of career women in their late 20s/early 30s who are without children. We read this book for the summer. We all struggled to connect and relate to it as it seems to be written very specifically an audience of stay at home moms in the mid-west who are very actively involved in all areas of church service and are therefore more focused on the actions of serving Christ than the heart of it. Many of the stories and lessons seem to assume that is where you are in life.

The book itself often meanders with stories and doesn't bring it back to the point. Additionally, the author often tells fictional stories of what may have just happened in that bible character's thoughts or previous life experiences. These are meant to help us relate to biblical characters, but the stories are adding to the biblical text something that isn't stated and often feels historically inaccurate just to try and make her point and to allow a connection to our current Western ideals.

This book may be very meaningful to someone that wants to focus more on finding an emotional connection to biblical characters and is trying to balance church service with raising children. I just don't fit that demographic.

I normally don't write these types of reviews, but I had wished that someone had written one like this to let our group know that we weren't really the intended audience for this and therefore wouldn't enjoy it.
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- Jessica

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-13-2006
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio