At the Feet of Jesus, Daily Devotions to Nurture a Mary Heart by Joanna Weaver
Genre: Christian Biblical 365 Day Devotional
Pages: 400 Padded Hardcover
Date Published: October 2nd, 2012
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
You were made for more than serving God; you were made to know Him.
Intimacy with God-to know Him and be known by Him. It is what our hearts desperately need, but somehow life conspires to keep us busy and distracted.
For anyone who struggles when it comes to daily devotions, At the Feet of Jesus extends an irresistible invitation to set aside your duties and find the amazing peace and incredible joy that come from time alone with Him. Drawn from Joanna Weaver’s beloved Bethany trilogy, each reading in this 365-day devotional includes a Bible reading passage and reflection question. All-new material and “Going Deeper” sidebars are also woven throughout.
Discover for yourself the riches that come from spending a portion of each day alone with God. At the feet of Jesus-where true life begins!
Includes a unique One-Year Bible Reading Guide.
This is an absolutely amazing devotional with 365 days of personal challenges that I am delighted to have put my hands upon. Since I picked this one up for review I have been reading through a bit more quickly than what is meant as I have been doing a few days worth reading at a time, but I am planning to go back and do it again next year because I am enjoying it that much. As a matter of fact, after just reading through the readings for January I am loving this so much that I am considering buying a copy for absolutely every woman I know. I have enjoyed in the past reading parts of Joanna Weaver’s books and this devotional is as if she went through her three books (Mary, Martha and Lazarus) and divided them up to dates and added on the appropriate verses of inspiration and then followed by a reflection verse that gives you a slight challenge – whether it is something to write down or just ponder.
It’s amazing to me how the evil spirits seem to pounce when you find something that is strong in the word of God and this devotional is. I have been so challenged by her words and stories and inspired by going deeper in scripture on a daily basis. The individual devotions do not take much time, but I find myself wanting to spend more time as I go from a scripture to read and go further or back a bit more in my reading. Pairing this devotional with the Everyday Bible for Women has been an invigorating experience and I truly thing they are both a must have for every woman I know. I cannot recommend this devotional enough!
The book itself is beautiful, it’s a “gift book” so the cover has just a bit of padding to it and it’s about the size of a trade paperback book but it’s hardcover. It’s gorgeous on a shelf and table, and I enjoy reaching for it. The text is all one color as per usual, but the little swirls here and there that accent the Bible verses give it just a bit of umph that is really attractive.
Whether you have read Joanna’s books in the past or not, At the Feet of Jesus has something for you within the pages. It is delivered in a beautiful book package that will grace your permanent keeper shelves I promise.
*Thanks to WaterBrook Press for providing a copy for review through Litfuse Publicity Group.*
“Once again [Having a Mary Spirit], Joanna Weaver guides us gently, lovingly, yet firmly along the life-changing path of righteousness. Her honesty about her own struggles assures us we’re not alone. And her commitment to biblical truth reminds us God will be with us every step of the way. I promise you’ll emerge from this reading experience a changed woman!”
~ Liz Curtis Higgs, best-selling author of Bad Girls of the Bible
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. Joanna has appeared on a wide variety of nationally syndicated radio and television broadcasts. 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.
Find out more about Joanna at http://www.joannaweaverbooks.com/.