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Book Review of Lazaraus Awakening by Joanna Weaver
In Lazarus Awakening, Ms. Weaver takes a look at the story of Lazarus coming back to life. I've heard often of Mary and Martha in the Biblical story of Bethany, but less often of Lazarus, who was brought back to life by Jesus. The name of Bethany has always been of interest to me because of its association with one of the places where I have worked, which has a motto of caring for others as Mary and Martha cared for Lazarus at Bethany - but what happened in reference to Lazarus? This book explains all. I thought it was interesting to find out about the details of what happened at Bethany (when you hear of Lazarus coming back to life, do you imagine him covered in graveclothes? Do you imagine Mary not wanting Jesus to go to Lazarus because of the smell of his having been dead for several days?). I read about this simultaneously with studying this message at church in a recent sermon series, so it served as a good supplement to the services.
If you are feeling lately that you want to live life more alive, reading this book might give you some of the encouragement that you need. You may feel down, but Lazarus was dead. If Jesus can bring a dead man back to life, He can enthuse your life with joy, and that is one of the main messages of this book. It shows how to live life more alive through God's means. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
~ Lady Hannah ~
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Disclosure: A copy of Lazarus Awakening was provided to me free of charge in return for my honest review as part of a blog tour with the Litfuse Publicity Group.
Joanna is celebrating the release of Lazarus Awakening with the Heart of God KINDLE Giveaway!In Lazarus AwakeningJoanna 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.
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 (you’ll find these in the attached html code document) and then tell your friends. Hurry the contest ends April 16th. The winner will be announced on Joanna's blog on April 18th.
More about the book Lazarus Awakening, Getting God’s Love from Our Heads to Our Hearts
from the Litfuse Publicity Group -
You believe that God loves the world…but sometimes you wonder if He truly loves you.
For many of us, moving the truth of God’s love from our heads to our hearts is a lifelong process. As we consider our inadequacies or grieve our shattered dreams, we find it difficult to believe that God cares for us personally.
In this life-giving book, Joanna Weaver shows you how to embrace the truth that Jesus loves you apart from anything you accomplish, apart from anything you bring. Just as He called Lazarus forth to new life, Jesus wants to free you to live fully in the light of His love, unbound from the graveclothes of fear, regret, and self-condemnation.
Love is calling your name.
Combining unforgettable real-life illustrations with unexpected biblical insights, Joanna Weaver invites you to experience a spiritual resurrection that will forever change your understanding of what it means to be the one Jesus loves. Bible study and Leader’s Guide available
About the authoress, Joanna:
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.