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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
True Life Begins At the Feet of Jesus
author Joanna Weaver
helps women defeat distraction
and develop quiet time with
Each one of us was created to do more than simply serve God.
The Father intended us to know Him—to have an intimate relationship with Him. However,
God isn’t like a casual acquaintance on Facebook that we can just check in with
every now and then. In order to have
closeness with God, we must read His word, devote time to study, and talk to
Him in prayer. Our heart desperately
needs this intimate connection, but often life keeps us too busy and distracted
with responsibilities to develop a devoted time of worship.
Joanna Weaver confesses to being a fellow struggler when attempting to find a
quiet time for study and reflection. She understands the challenges we all
face. In her latest release, At the Feet of Jesus: Daily Devotions to Nurture a Mary
Heart(WaterBrook Press / October
2, 2012 / hardcover / ISBN: 978-0307731005 / $ 15.99 / also available in
e-book), Weaver gives readers the structure they need to grow
closer to God. This 365-day devotional encourages and inspires women who
want to deepen their spiritual lives as they spend a year at the feet of Jesus.
At the Feet of Jesus combines a conversational tone, real-life stories and
insightful Bible teaching to engage readers at an emotional and spiritual
level. Each page-per-day devotional includes a brief inspirational reading, a short
Bible passage and a reflection question designed to create a greater hunger for
intimacy with God. Based on material adapted from Weaver’s beloved Bethany
trilogy (of Having
a Mary Heart in a Martha World, Having
a Mary Spirit and Lazarus Awakening), this inspirational resource offers perspective-shifting
insights gleaned from Jesus’s interactions with his friends Mary, Martha and
Additional features include “Outtakes,”
which is all-new material not included in previous releases. Going Deeper
sidebars provide readers
tools to cultivate deeper study and more meaningful quiet times.
In the back of the book, readers will ﬁnd a unique one-year Bible reading guide
that alternates back and forth between the Old and New Testaments. Readers can
also personalize this plan in a downloadable format at Weaver’s website, www.becominghis.com.
don’t know what the words ‘at the feet of Jesus’ do to your heart, but they
stir something deep within me. My spirit longs for time with the Lord, but life
often interferes,” explains Weaver. “Sitting at Jesus’s feet was a choice Mary
had to make the day He came to her family’s home in Bethany (Luke 10:38–42). It
is a choice you and I must make as well. Laying aside our busyness—even our
busyness for God—so that we might focus our hearts on spending time alone with
daily devotional format is perfect for Christmas gift-giving and starting the
New Year on the right foot, but can be started along with the daily reading
plan on any day of the year. With At the Feet of Jesus, readers will be spiritually refreshed
and renewed as they daily move toward a richer, more abundant life. By accepting
the invitation to set aside our duties, we can find the amazing peace and
incredible joy that come from time alone with Him. Weaver equips readers to discover
for themselves the riches that come from spending a portion of each day alone
with God. At the feet of Jesus—that’s where true life begins!
On November 8, Joanna Weaver will be
hosting a live webcast event. Readers will be able to ask questions, share
stories and win prizes. For more information, and to RSVP for the event, visit the
page. Readers without a Facebook account can join the webcast via the Litfuse
Publicity Group website.
About the Author
With more than one million books in
print, Joanna Weaver is the best-selling author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, Having a Mary Spirit, Lazarus
Awakening, and the award-winning gift book With This Ring. Her books have been translated into several
languages around the world.
Weaver’s articles have appeared in such
publications as Focus on the Family, Guideposts, and In Touch. She has also appeared on a number of national TV and
radio broadcasts such as The Harvest Show, Midday Connection, HomeWord and
She is also a highly sought-after
speaker and shares her message at intimate gatherings and several high-profile
events each year.
As much as she loves writing and
speaking, her greatest joy is found in being a pastor’s wife and a mother. The
parents of three, Joanna and her pastor husband, John, live in Montana.