Monday, April 20, 2009

May Book Club Selection

Our May selection for the book club will be, Having a Mary Heart in a Martha world by Joanna Weaver. I have talked to many people that have read this book and they really enjoyed it. I feel like this is something that many of us (me included) probably need a lesson in with today's busy bee world and the book God is calling for us to read next month. Here is what is on the back of the book cover:

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, into the midst of your busy life, to extend the same invitation He issued long ago to the two sisters from Bethany. Tenderly, He invites you to choose “the better part” - a joyful life of intimacy with Him that flows naturally into loving service. With her fresh approach to the familiar Bible story, Joanna Weaver 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.

The book includes a study guide in the back because many churches do bible studies on this book so you have that great resource to dig deeper. If you are interested in a Pre-order please contact Kathy. In the next couple of days she will be e-mailing you with the information for a possible Pre-order. And as always local libraries and bookstores have some copies available. We will no longer be raffling off the book at the meetings but we will still have door prizes. Remember our April meeting is May 2nd and our May meeting will be May 30th. Hope you all enjoy and can't wait to see you again!

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