Transformation. We want it. We know we need it. But how do we access the new life Jesus came to bring? In her best-selling book, Having a Mary Spirit, Joanna Weaver explores the “Holy Makeover” God wants to give each one of us. Dealing with topics such as guarding our hearts, managing our thought lives, and overcoming the “Flesh Woman” in us all, Joanna takes us to the Word of God and the power of grace to transform our lives. Changed by God – from the inside out. This twelve-session study guide, for use with Joanna’s book and companion DVDs, helps us draw closer to God, revealing spiritual insights and modern-day applications from his Word. As we open our hearts to God’s grace, his love, and the Holy Spirit’s power, brings the change we long for. The transformation we need. Designed for both individuals and groups. Meant to be used with Having a Mary Spirit book. Companion DVDs, consisting of twelve 18- to 20-minute sessions are also available.
“Lord, Whatever It Takes, Make Me Like You!” You long to serve God with grace and strength, to reflect Christ in every word and action. Yet you find yourself continually struggling to bring that vision to life in your daily walk. At our very core, every one of us is a “twisted sister” within whom the flesh and spirit battle constantly for control. We are afflicted with spiritual schizophrenia, the disconnect between our “good girl” desire to put Jesus first and our “bad girl” realities that crowd our thoughts and push him out of the way. In this life-changing book, Joanna Weaver, author of the perennial bestseller, Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, directs your gaze past your own shortcomings to the God who stands ready, willing, and able to make a new woman out of you. She equips you with biblical insights and practical tools to partner with Christ, inviting him into the hidden places of your soul and giving him full permission to redeem and renovate. Drawing on the stories of biblical Marys and others whose experience with God transformed their lives, Joanna shows how you can find the hope, healing, wholeness, and joy your heart longs for. Having a Mary Spirit will launch you toward lasting personal transformation–soul-deep change that results in a complete makeover, from the inside out. **Includes a 12-week Bible study for both individual reflection and group discussion**
With nearly a million copies sold, Joanna Weaver's popular book shows women how to blend intimacy with Jesus and service for Him. 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. 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. This book includes a twelve-week Bible study. Also look for the ten-week DVD study pack companion product to this book, which includes three DVDs and a separate, revised and expanded study guide.
As a companion product to Joanna Weaver's 10-week DVD Bible study based on her best-selling book, Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, this study guide helps participants discover the "better part" Jesus offered Mary and Martha - the intimate friendship that is found when we take time to sit at His feet. Featuring an expanded and revised version of the book's original study, this beautiful guide provides space to capture what's been learned from reading the assigned book chapters and the study of God's Word. Practical sidebars, memory verses, video pages and "Make a Plan" prompts make this a resource women will turn to long after the study is done. Designed for individuals and groups. To get the most out of the study, each participant will need a copy of the book and the study guide.
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. Includes 10-week Bible study (adaptable for 8 weeks) for both individual reflection and group discussion.
Release on 2009-06-10 | by Lisa Tawn Bergren,Rebecca Price
The Life You Crave and How God Satisfies
Author: Lisa Tawn Bergren,Rebecca Price
From a deeper relationship with God to harmony in the home, from stronger marriages to more satisfying work: Women Want More. In What Women Want bestselling author Lisa T. Bergren and Rebecca Price invite readers to thoughtfully consider their soul-deep longings--and pursue God’s best in every area of life. Using in-depth interviews from a national survey and hundreds of personal interviews, biblical narratives, their own personal stories and inspiring quotes, the authors point fellow seekers toward the kind of wholeness God desires, providing lots of fun and inspiration along the way. They explore friendship, how and where to find happiness, health, and more with an eye on physical, emotional, and spiritual matters. A Bible study, designed for personal or group use and tested with dozens of women’s ministries around the country before publication, is included at the end of each chapter. Young or old, married or single, with children or without, striving in the workplace or working in the home, readers will resonate with Lisa and Rebecca’s descriptions of the life women crave, and learn how God fulfills the very desires He stirs.
A Coaching Odyssey for a Princess of Great Destiny...
Author: Jan Gantos
Pubpsher: WestBow Press
As a certified inspirational and organizational life coach for the slightly frazzled... mildly burned-out... Princess of Great Destiny, Jan will inspire and encourage you, as you embark on your destiny odyssey-an odyssey God has designed, exclusively for you, His treasured Princess. She presents some Rx coaching strategies that will make room for more great “God Time.” The objective is simply this: To introduce ways a Princess can “De-Stress and De-compress” from her over-loaded, over-committed, energy-depleted, overwhelming, too busy, busy, busy, burned-out, “I need a Gallon of that Calgon Bath Time Take Me Away Stuff... life! God wants His cherished Princesses to experience “Outrageous Tickled-Pink Delight.” So, Princess of Great Destiny, even if your world appears to be falling apart at the seams, God plans on being there to share in your debut: NOW FEATURING... SPARKLING... GLITTERING... SHIMMERING... PRINCESS MOMENTS... INTRODUCING: WELL-RESTED...ENERGIZED...FOCUSED... CREATIVE...LOVING... SIMPLY AMAZING... YOU!
Release on 2011-06-17 | by Fr. George T Montague, SM
Meditations on a Holy Duet
Author: Fr. George T Montague, SM
Pubpsher: The Word Among Us Press
How did Mary, filled with grace since her conception, live her life in the Holy Spirit? How can she teach us to do the same? Popular author Fr. George Montague, a Marianist priest and a highly respected biblical scholar who has been involved in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal since 1970, is uniquely qualified to address this topic. In short meditations, Fr. Montague focuses on various aspects of Mary’s life and the Spirit’s involvement in each of them. He also reflects on her collaboration with the Spirit in building up the Church as well as her various apparitions. Stories and examples of modern-day believers show us concretely how Mary can influence our own spiritual lives and deepen our own experience of the Spirit. Readers will enjoy the author’s clear and engaging writing as well as the depth of his reflections. Each meditation ends with a prayer, helping the reader integrate the reflections into his or her own prayer life. Makes a great gift.
Release on 2012-03-07 | by Ray Minjarez,Mary Ann Minjarez
Restoring the Spirit
Author: Ray Minjarez,Mary Ann Minjarez
Pubpsher: WestBow Press
Spiritual HoneyRestoring the Spirit follows the lives of Ray and Mary Ann Minjarez from childhood sweethearts through forty years of marriage. Their love story takes them through the devastation of sin that comes close to destroying their marriage and their lives. You will walk with Mary Ann and Ray separately as they each tell their story, touching every human emotion. You will see how Jesus showed up and saved them just in time.