Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World

I know that we, as women, all struggle with the idea that our culture tries to sell us about how our home should be run and how it should look and what formula we must follow in order to truly serve the Lord.

When we fall for what society and our culture tell us we must do, we end up exhausted. But that is not how the Lord wants us. He wants a relationship with us and to refresh us.

Joanna Weaver’s wonderful book Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World has been republished as a gift edition. It is a book that helped reshape my relationship with the Lord – one in which I strive to just sit as His feet and listen. If you head to Joanna’s blog (link follows at the end of this post), you can leave a comment and enter to win 1 of 7 copies she is giving away.

About Joanna:
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.

Having a Mary Heart gifts edition

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.

Joanna’s blog: http://joannaweaver.blogspot.com

Joanna’s website: www.joannaweaverbooks.com (Coming Soon)

Buy the book here.


  1. Sarah (GM) says

    I have heard of that book but never read it. I will definitely have to get it. Sounds like a good read.

  2. Yes, please! Would love to win a copy. I need more of a Mary heart!

  3. Karla,
    Yes this is indeed an awesome book!
    I led a half day retreat using it at our church and then a follow up with going through the book with 5-8 women in the church. The next book is awesome too. Take Care! Fran Westlund

  4. I read this with a group of friends a few years ago and really enjoyed it too.

    Thanks for letting us know about the giveaway.

  5. This WAS a great book I published my review today, too.

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