Family members hurt us. Friends betray us. Fellow Christians deceive us. But Jesus provides a path through the pain—the Lord’s Prayer.
In The Wall Around Your Heart, Mary DeMuth shows you that you can reach wholeness and healing in the aftermath of painful relationships by following the road map of the Lord’s Prayer. You’ll walk through story after story of hurt people who are led through biblical truth into amazing, life-sustaining, joyful growth.
Life is hard. People can be mean and petty and awful. But they can also be amazing and beautiful and sacrificial. God is good. He is faithful. You can trust him with your relationships. “He’ll send people to call out what is hard in your heart,” Mary shares. “And that’s a gift to you.”
Allow God to access the wall around your heart. Dare to say, “Tear down the bricks, Lord, whatever it takes.” Pray first. Ask for bravery—for yourself and for others. Risk engaging despite your hurt. Seek the shelter of Jesus. You don’t have to resign yourself to your wounds! You can rise above the pain. You’ll usher in a new life—an openhearted way of relating to others that expands the kingdom of God. In the process, you’ll draw closer to Jesus, be healed, and become an agent of healing to others.
About The Author:
Mary DeMuth is an author and speaker who loves to help people live uncaged, freedom-infused lives. She's the author of fourteen books, including six novels and her critically acclaimed memoir Thin Places. After church planting in Southern France, Mary, her husband, and their three teenagers now live in a suburb of Dallas. Find out more at marydemuth.com
First off, Mary DeMuth has been one of my new favorite authors in the last couple years! I was first introduced to her writing through an author/pastor friend (Brad Huebert) about three years ago. When the opportunity arose to join her launch team and help promote The Wall Around Your Heart, I jumped at it.
The Lord's Prayer from the book of Matthew, is one of my favorite scripture passages, and it is the premise of this book. DeMuth writes with a vulnerability rarely seen in non-fiction writing and that is one reason that I enjoy her books so much. She is raw, vulnerable and writes in a manner that helps the reader relate on many different levels. If you have struggled with unforgiveness, or letting go of the past, this is a MUST read for you. DeMuth writes a scripturally sound, doctrinally strong book that will take you through the process of rising above the past to be who God truly made you to be.
I love the "questions for growth" at the end of each chapter, and this would be a perfect book to use for a small group or personal study. This book is full of God and the hope that can only come from Him. It will defintiely not be an easy read, as it stirs up and brings to mind many emotions and memories. Whatever you have been through, it is not bigger than Him who can, and will, carry you through the journey of healing and forgiveness. This will be a life changing book to all who read it and while you may not think you need to let down walls, we all have them and need to allow God to help bring them down. I give this book huge thumbs up and HIGHLY recommend it.
BUY IT: You can purchase The Wall Around Your Heart online through Amazon. It is also available at your favorite local bookseller from Thomas Nelson
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, as a member of BookSneeze and courtesy of the author and Thomas Nelson, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***