Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Book Review: Lazarus Awakening




Title: Lazarus Awakening


Author: Joanna Weaver


My Thoughts:  Joanna Weaver has a gift.   Weaver’s conversational writing is so easy to read; however, her words impacted my heart deeply.  She uses the biblical story of Lazarus and how Jesus raised him from the dead to encourage her readers to delve deeper into a love relationship with the Lord.  We need to invest time into that relationship so we can hear His voice and in return He will set us free from mediocre living, and give us an abundant life.  We need to surrender ourselves completely to Him in order to move into that new life.  I find this the hard part, letting go.  Weaver said that we need to relax and just let Jesus love us.  Stop trying so hard and just let go, choose to believe that He loves us unconditionally. 

Weaver explains that the Lord wants to resurrect our hearts as he resurrected Lazarus’ body, through abounding undeserved, unearned love.  Nothing we can do will ever make Him love us more.  All we have to do is accept His love.  Jesus loves us so much that He is willing to wait until we are willing to die to ourselves and only then can He restore us. Only after what we have been clutching onto dies can we begin to become new.

Weaver’s study guides that allow us to even get into His Word deeper and discover what stones need to be rolled away and how to get us out of our own tomb. Weaver also includes appendixes that provide websites and resources for resurrected living, reminding us who we are in Christ, how to unwinding grave clothes, and recognize what holds us in a "grave" in life. 


Disclaimer:  I received a copy of this book free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion.

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About the Author:  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.

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.

Disclaimer:  I received a copy of this book free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion.

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