Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Lazarus Awakening

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.
what I thought...
I have had the pleasure of reading the other Joanna Weaver books, Including 'Having a Mary Heart in a Martha world" which was great. I had high hopes from
Once again Joanna writes it a way that I am easily able to connect with. She is very much a normal person. I have read many books where the author is so caught up in a particular writing style that it is so difficult to connect with.
I was drawn to a part of the book on page 20. 'When Life doesn't make sense' "It wasn't supposed to be this way. Death, grief and pain..." How often I feel this way. There have been many time is my life when I have wondered and said "Why God!!" Jonanna reminds us that we were not made for this world, but we were made for Paradise. How sweet of a thought that is!!
another part that stood out...
John 11:20-27 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.
"Lord," Martha said to Jesus, "if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask."
Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."
Martha answered, "I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day."
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?"
"Yes, Lord," she replied, "I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world."
Joanna reminds us: ‘Grave clothes consist of layers.’ You can experience a true awakening if you embrace the process!"
I would recommend this book! It is a quick read if you a pressed for time, or you can read as slow as needed and take in every single word day by day! I also recommed the other books from this series!

Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: WaterBrook Press (February 8, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0307444961 ISBN-13: 978-0307444967
Lazarus Awakening. I was not dissapointed.

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