Having a Mary Heart

Find intimacy with God in the busyness of life. Deepen your devotion and strengthen your service. Do both with less stress and greater joy.

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Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World

7 Week Online Bible Study

Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver is a popular Bible Cafe study. We help women find a balance between serving and knowing Jesus. In this online Bible Cafe study, you will learn the character traits of “Busy Martha” and “Devoted Mary.” One of these Biblical sisters sat in the living room with Jesus. The other sister was busy in her kitchen preparing a gourmet meal. For modern women, finding the balance can feel frustrating. Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World online Bible study will teach you the methods for a balanced life. Over a million women have read the book and applied the methods. You will not want to miss the opportunity to change your life and find the right balance for you.

She is the original Martha Stewart, the New Testament’s Proverbs 31 woman, and Israel’s answer to Betty Crocker -Joanna Weaver

Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World is an invitation for every woman who feels 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.

Joanna Weaver knows the Mary heart. She has studied these women in Scripture and brings their story into our modern life.

Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver confronts a common challenge.

Being busy distracts us from intimacy with Jesus. Yet for many women, finding quiet time and sitting at the feet of Jesus seems impossible.

Then comes Jesus, right into the midst of your busy Mary/Martha life-and he extends the same invitation he issued long ago to the two sisters of Bethany. Tenderly he invites you to choose “the better part”-a joyful life of “living-room” intimacy with him that flows naturally into “kitchen service” for him.

How can you make that choice?

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

For the Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World online Bible Cafe™ Study, you read two easy chapters a week. These chapters are based uponthe Biblical story of the two sisters- Martha and Mary. Packed with insight about busy lives and devoted lives, you will find this a well-balanced study. Many resources are included to help you find balance in your life.

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Required Book: Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver available from Joanna Weaver, Amazon, ChristianBook or favorite bookstores. Optional: Teaching videos from Joanna Weaver are copyright protected and available through Amazon.

In Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver, you will probably see your “inner Martha” or Mary. This self-reflection is a great help to a rebalanced life. “Martha showed her devotion by giving the gift she knew best. The gift of service,” Joanna Weaver. Many of us desire to give this gift of time. When you complete this study you will have a toolbox for quiet time and service time. Get started today!

Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World is a favorite Bible Cafe study- come join us!

Joanna Weaver Book Quotes from Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World

  • Worry fixes our eyes on our situation rather than on our Savior.  Joanna Weaver
  • So many of us, even Christians, complain about our struggle against sin, but then we secretly supply Satan with all the ammunition he needs. Joanna Weaver
  • The place Mary found at Jesus’ feet is the same place available to you and me. Joanna Weaver

As we read two easy chapters each week, Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, helps us to recognize our Mary and Martha tendencies. Every day, a part of us wants to leave our tasks and soak up time with Jesus. Yet we also know we can’t abandon our responsibilities. How do we find balance? Come study with us and you will learn how to do this.

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Christine’s Book Review

A wonderful book for any Christian Woman to read is Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver. This powerful book details the differences between Martha and Mary, the two sisters of Lazarus in the bible. Martha is described as “the original Martha Stewart, the New Testament’s Proverbs 31 woman, and Israel’s answer to Betty Crocker.” She is busy serving and preparing for Jesus, while Mary worships and listens at the feet of Jesus.

While both roles are important, the purpose of the book is to find balance between your inner Martha and inner Mary.

Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver was written more than ten years ago. However,  the content is still applicable today. Because we often hear Christian women refer to their “Martha” personality and sometimes, we wonder what they are talking about.

Sometimes, we may feel overburdened with volunteering, work, family and worship. And so we find ourselves exploring options to find balance in our life roles. There are challenges when we spend so much time worshiping, that we neglect serving. What is a Mary heart, and how do you get one? You’ll want to read this book.

“Martha thought she had value because she was productive. Jesus wanted her to learn that she had value simply because she was His,” writes Joanna Weaver.

In the chapters of this beautiful book, you’ll learn to let go of your inner-Martha and sit in the Living Room with Jesus, or let go of your inner-Mary and find yourself in the Kitchen of worship. The back of the book includes a small group study guide, and resources for Living Room or Kitchen Services in the name of Jesus.

Joanna Weaver Quotes from Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World

  • If I don’t take time to read God’s Word, I won’t hear His loving call.
  • Whether we like it or not, we’re the only Jesus come will ever see.
  • If we call ourselves Christians, then our lives should be unmistakably and obviously Christlike.
  • Service without spirituality is exhausting and hopeless.
  • A true passion for God will naturally result in a compassion for people.
  • Compassion pleases the heart of God, even when it comes from non-Christians.
  • Let’s get connected with the vine so that we start bearing fruit.
  • It’s amazing what a little time-out can do for you, especially when you spend that time with Jesus.

Joanna Weaver is a bestselling author, pastor’s wife and mother of three. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including Focus on the Family, Guideposts and HomeLife. She is the author of the award-winning wedding book called With This Ring and has recently published Lazarus Awakening. She also published a second book in this series called Having a Mary Spirit, Allowing God to Change Us from the Inside Out. Learn More at JoannaWeaverBooks.com

CHRISTINE ABRAHAM  | Bible Cafe™ Founder & Director

CHRISTINE ABRAHAM | Bible Cafe™ Founder & Director

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CHRISTINE ABRAHAM helps women understand the Bible, fellowship in small groups, and develop a lasting relationship with Jesus. She earned a Graduate of Theology degree in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. Christine has facilitated more than 100 Bible Cafe studies. She is a popular Christian Life & Leadership Coach. Married 30 years she lives in California with her husband

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