31 March 2011

Lazarus Awakening, Finding Your Place in the Heart of God

In Lazarus Awakening Joanna writes about getting God’s love from our heads to our hearts. We all know Jesus loved Mary – look how she worshiped. And we can understand why He loved Martha – after all, look how she served. But what about those of us who don’t know where we fit in the heart of God? Lazarus Awakening explores the tale of the third follower – Mary and Martha’s brother, Lazarus. We never hear him speak, we never see him serve. The only thing of any significance that Lazarus did was to die. And yet, the Bible is clear. Jesus loved Lazarus. And He loves you and me as well. Lazarus Awakening looks at different aspects of the story we find in John 11. We learn what it means to be a friend of God and begin recognizing the tombs we spend far too much time in. Find out more here.

My thoughts/review on this book:

I haven't had the opportunity to read
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World yet, another well known best seller from Joanna Weaver, but like many, I have heard a lot about it. The message is always the same: You must read this! Until now, I have added it to my list of must...number so and so... After reading Lazarus Awakening, it has reached (very nearly) the top of my list. This will be definitively a must read!
In Lazarus Awakening, I found myself discovering a honest look at the way we define ourselves as Christians. To be sure Joanna Weaver not only gives us much to think about how we project our faith to others as well as ourselves but she shares with readers the result of many years of pondering on Christ's love. I particularly like to think of her helping us to die daily so that Christ might live in us forever.

Through her book she extends a helping hand as a true friend, someone who will listen and see us as we truly are. It is sometime very hard to believe in ourselves, let alone believe God cares for us individually.

This is not a book you will just read and shelve. With illustrations and biblical references Joanna Weaver's clear study guide and resources for resurrected living will allow you to understand what it means to be loved by God.
With honesty and love, we can learn to shed our grave-clothes, and find our way to love ourselves as well as others.
Christ wants us to live fully, without fear, regret and self condemnation.

I give it a 4 stars!
Meet Joanna Weaver!

Joanna Weaver is known the world over for her transparent and life-changing books, Having A Mary Heart in a Martha World and Having a Mary Spirit. These two books have sold over a million copies and have been translated into several languages including Spanish, French, Dutch, Chinese, German, Korean and more. Joanna has appeared on a wide variety of nationally syndicated radio and television broadcasts. Past appearances include: The Harvest Show, At Home Live With Chuck & Jenni, Midday Connection, HomeWord, and Janet Parschall’s America . She is also a highly sought after speaker and shares her message at intimate gatherings and several high profile events each year. But Joanna's greatest joy is found in being a wife and mother and her role as a pastor’s wife. For more information about Joanna, please visit her website. http://www.joannaweaverbooks.com/.

Joanna is celebrating the release of Lazarus Awakening with the Heart of God KINDLE Giveaway!
One grand prize winner will receive: * A Brand New KINDLE with Wi-Fi * Having A Mary Heart in a Martha World * Having A Mary Spirit * Lazarus Awakening Joanna will also select two additional contest entrants to receive copies of her trilogy. Enter soon by clicking the icons below and then tell your friends. Hurry the contest ends April 16th. The winner will be announced on Joanna's blog on April 18th.
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