Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
By: Joanna Weaver
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
“But the Lord answered her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her'” (Luke 10:41-42).
I’ll admit it . . . I’m a Martha. . . . But I want so much to be a Mary. Not that Martha is bad mind you, but she had things mixed up. Too many times, I find myself fuming in the kitchen, when I should be being still at the Savior’s feet. David said “He leads me beside still waters,” right? Then, why do I find myself on a troubled sea?
Joanna’s book (we’re on a first-name basis) is one of my ultimate favorites! I’ve read it more than once, and probably need to read it again! Like me, she finds herself in Martha’s story. She brings Luke 10 (and John 11) alive for her readers, and includes practical tips along the way. Her book helps women foster a deeper intimacy with their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
If you would take a look at my paper copy of Having a Mary Heart . . . (digital copies are available as well), you would find it filled with highlights and notes. Weaver encourages the reader to engage with the book and has even included a study guide at the end. So, if you are a Martha and know other Martha’s like yourself, grab some coffee, your Bible and a few copies of this book and dive in!
Already read it? It’s worth a double-look! Or you can try one of Weaver’s other books: Having a Mary Spirit or Lazarus Awakening (haven’t read that one yet!).