Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Lazarus Awakening Book Review & Kindle Contest

Lazarus Awakening: Finding Your Place in the Heart of God
 
About the book: Lazarus Awakening
Getting God’s Love from Our Heads to Our Hearts

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 here. http://www.joannaweaverbooks.com/books/lazarus-awakening/
 I have just finished the book, Lazarus Awakening by Joanna Weaver.  This book is by the same author as Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World and it takes a clear, level and hard look at the love of God.  How many Christians do we all know who accept Christ and his gift, believe in the saving grace of God and His great love....for everyone except themselves?  I think we have all gone through periods of time in which, while we would preach the love of the Savior to everyone around us, we ourselves do not feel worthy of that great love, or as if it is even directed toward us. 

This books walks us step by step through the story of Lazarus, the one Jesus loved, and shows us that we are just like Lazarus.  Ms. Weaver explains the reasons we so often feel like second class Christians, and the steps we must take to move past this denial of the great love of Christ.

This book includes a ten week companion Bible study, and having read the book, I am now encouraged to work through this study in a group.  I enjoyed the book, and gleaned from it several areas in my own walk that could use a bit of fine tuning!  Even if all you get around to reading is Appendix F, "Hints for Unwinding Graveclothes", the book is worth the cover price.

About 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. www.joannaweaverbooks.com.

The Heart of God KINDLE Giveaway
About the giveaway:

Joanna is celebrating the release of Lazarus Awakening with the Heart of God KINDLE Giveaway!
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.
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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This book is part of the LitFuse Blog Tour.  A book was provided to my book club to read and post a review.  This in no way influenced the words of our review.  What to read what others are saying about this book? Click here, Book Tour schedule , to read more!

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