Friday, April 1, 2011

Blog Tour: Lazarus Awakening (Review)

Have you ever wondered what it was like, to stand outside the grave, listening to Jesus say "Lazarus, Come Out," and watch as Jesus brought Lazarus back from the dead?

Imagine the emotions you might feel, as the one Jesus loved, came back to life.

Using the story of Lazarus as a jumping off point (after writing about his siblings Mary and Martha), Joanna Weaver has crafted a book that helps her readers find their place within the heart of God.

This booke, written in an easy, conversational tone, weaves together Biblical facts and personal stories to bring out a variety of themes - including awakening from a spiritual slumber and determining what holds you in a "grave" in life.

I found myself drawn into this book, (I've read other books by Weaver), and I found myself once again, looking at a familiar story in a new way.

I appreciate the message Weaver has included in her book, and would like to dive into it deeper using the included Bible study with a small group.

Written as a "women's" Christian living book, the story - and it's message - is one that everyone needs to know - regardless of gender.

More About The Book
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.
About The Author
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.

Weaver 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 Weaver's greatest joy is found in being a wife and mother and her role as a pastor’s wife. For more information about Weaver, visit her website.

Online Resources
Buy Lazarus Awakening @
Download a Bible Study & Leader's Guide for Lazarus Awakening here.
Follow the Litfuse Blog Tour Here

It's A Contest
Joanna Weaver is celebrating the release of Lazarus Awakening with the Heart of God KINDLE Giveaway!

In Lazarus Awakening Weaver 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

Weaver 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 Weaver's blog on April 18th.

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Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Litfuse Publicity Group. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail. 

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