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.


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.

Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World Bible Study Resources

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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