The Story of One Woman's Adoration of Jesus
“Mary and Martha are compelling – and competing – drives within us. Both live and make their presence known by inner pressure. And they constitute a crisis of choice.”
Mary of Bethany stands alone in the Gospels. She was the friend of Jesus, sharer of His secrets. She abides, uninhibited and limitless, an eternal emblem of adoration of Jesus.
Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her.
Matthew 26:13 NASB
Mary received from Jesus what no other player in the Redemption Story received: His never-ending command that where the gospel is preached, the story of her alabaster jar is to be told. This book proclaims her memorial place with extraordinary insight and reverence, laced with the goal of following this quiet one who was the delight of Jesus into our own ADORATION.
“The anointing of Jesus is the living portrait of ministry that must go out with the Gospel. The motivation of love for God that spills one’s life out before Him for whatever purpose He needs… And please note, it is a memorial not to Himself, but to HER.”
If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.
John 12:26b NASB
The Bible presents many major truths in twos, contrasting one against the other. Mary and Martha are just such a juxtaposition. Here is a profound gaze at the very human story of these two sisters and the stark contrast between what pleases God and what does not. Martha Kilpatrick quietly and lovingly dispels the hype and reveals the secret of true worship—the complete adoration of Jesus Christ.
“To know about God is one thing but to be ‘known’ by Him, ah, that is the bliss of Mary.”
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Posted by Elizabeth Etheridge on 21st Oct 2018
I loved this book! A new way at looking at the Mary/Martha story.....sitting at the feet of Jesus. Excellent book!
A Really Great Book!
Posted by Kevin King on 21st Oct 2018
Wow, what a book! Rarely have I read and reviewed a book that I truly enjoy, but this one was the exception. Believe me when I say, I personally tried to dislike it for many nonsensical reasons, but when I came to the end I really enjoyed the time spent.
Dislikes: The only thing I was "iffy" about was the author claimed 3 different passages from scripture and credited them to the same person, Mary. Now although I have not done any research or digging into this notion, I still doubt that the three stories presented were all the same Mary. Two of the stories definitely are, but I'm not sure about the third. So although that is a "dislike", understand that even if they are different Mary's, we are not even teetering close to some heresy. The principles Kilpatrick taught and explained were sound. [UPDATE] - Kilpatrick is correct, all three stories did come from the same Mary... now I love this book even more! :)
Likes: As mentioned about, the principles that were to be learned from these stories would hold true regardless of if they were the same Mary or different ones. It just wouldn't matter. The book provided one golden nugget after another to ponder in this short read. It was a spiritually challenging, uplifting book. And could even easily be used as a devotional.
In short, I would definitely recommend Adoration: Mary of Bethany - The untold story by Martha Kilpatrick. A great read with brilliant insights.
Posted by Jenny on 21st Oct 2018
This book was an inspiring rendition of an encounter with the Son of God on a human level. I am going to use it for group study .
Posted by brynette pogue on 21st Oct 2018
Excellent book !! Gave me insight into the life of Mary and Martha I had never thought about before!
Posted by Amazon Kindle Customer on 21st Oct 2018
Thank you Lord for the life of this writer. ...
Posted by Alejandro Velasquez on 21st Oct 2018
Thank you Lord for the life of this writer... God The Holy Spirit is writting to the Church through this woman of God.
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