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Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World Audiobook

Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World: Finding Intimacy with God in the Busyness of Life

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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.

©2004 Joanna Weaver; (P)2004 Oasis Audio LLC

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    Cynthia Acworth, GA, USA 02-09-08
    Cynthia Acworth, GA, USA 02-09-08
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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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl L. Lacey 05-08-15
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    "Didn't read every paragraph"

    The narrator had an excellent voice would like to see her read the whole book.

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    Gina Marie Mutters 03-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful"

    I had heard many friends recommend this book but didn't think it would be something I could relate to but I was clearly wrong. It hit home more times than I'd like to admit. Well worth it.💕

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Therese Rochester, MA, USA 06-24-08
    Therese Rochester, MA, USA 06-24-08
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    "Inspiring content for anyone"

    This book is an excellent reminder as to the fragility of our spirituality. The author takes you through her life as mother and wife and how she struggles and works at her prayer life and the balance between time for God and time for her family.

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    Jessica 08-28-16
    Jessica 08-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "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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    Natalie Cruz 02-27-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"

    Really spoke into my life, it was as if she wrote this book with me in mind. I plan on using it in my next small group!

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    Shirley 01-05-15
    Shirley 01-05-15
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    "A process for putting it all together"

    This book was blessed.....I can related to it all and feel encouraged and ready for this journey I am on.

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    Francine LEXINGTON PARK, MD, United States 10-01-12
    Francine LEXINGTON PARK, MD, United States 10-01-12
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    "Great book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World the most enjoyable?

    The book is very good. I gained a lot of good insight, and was able to apply many things to my day-to-day living.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I think the narrator could have been a little more expressive.


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    Bki SueAnna Grace upstate ny 08-05-14
    Bki SueAnna Grace upstate ny 08-05-14
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    "be still and Know He is God. getting to the heart"
    What made the experience of listening to Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World the most enjoyable?

    the life change of being able to be ok with just sitting silently in prayer and waiting on God to speak. if you sit and listen long enough, you will eventually hear him.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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