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About Lazarus Awakening

Now includes a bonus chapter!
For many of us, moving the truth of God’s love from our heads to our hearts is a lifelong process.
You believe that God loves the world…
but sometimes you wonder if He truly loves you.
In Lazarus Awakening, the final book in her life-changing Bethany trilogy, Joanna Weaver invites you to experience a divine shift in how you view your relationship with God.
Shattering spiritual formulas for performance-driven faith, Lazarus Awakening clears a path to sweet intimacy with Jesus. You’ll encounter the story of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus in a fresh way as you open your heart to the truth that you are cherished—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, unhindered by fear, regret, or self-condemnation.
This edition includes:
• a bible study guide for both individual reflection and group discussion
• a bonus chapter on laying aside everything that hinders your life with Jesus
• tools and resources for living fully and freely as God’s beloved
No more graveclothes, no more tombs… Love is calling your name.


Praise for Lazarus Awakening

“Joanna Weaver has done it again!  By revealing the profound love Jesus had for Lazarus and the shocking “life-after-death-on-earth” He lavished on His friend, she skillfully points the reader to a vibrant choice—ABUNDANT LIFE!  If you long to wake up to God’s unrestricted mercy, unconditional love, and supernatural power, read this book!  Joanna reminds us: ‘Grave clothes consist of layers.’  You can experience a true awakening if you embrace the process!”
—Carol Kent, Speaker and author of Between a Rock and a Grace Place

“I needed to read this book.  You need to read this book. Sometimes we can get stuck in sin sickness, living a Christian life that is neither glorious or free. Joanna Weaver reminds us of all that Jesus offers us when we step out of the tomb of our own making into the joyous life he has created us for. Lazarus Awakening awakened something in me.”
—Susanna Foth Aughtmon author of My Bangs Look Good and Other Lies I Tell Myself:  The Tired Supergirl’s Search for Truth

“Joanna Weaver has given us two insightful books about some of Jesus’ closest friends—Martha and Mary. Lazarus Awakening completes the trilogy by taking an inspiring look at the life of their brother Lazarus. A closer look at his story will help you draw closer to Christ as his intimate friend. I recommend it.”
—Ann Spangler, author of Praying the Names of God

“The word that wouldn’t leave me when reading Lazarus Awakening is ‘deep’. Joanna Weaver’s words are rooted deep in Scripture, they dove deep into my heart, and they deeply impacted my emotions as I’ve come to a better understanding that Jesus loves me because of who I am, not what I’ve done. I cried many tears through these pages, as my own questions were tackled, my own fears revealed. In the end, I’ve come away with a deeper understand of what it means to be loved by God. I am blessed. I am loved, and Jesus means more to me than ever before. High recommended.”
—Tricia Goyer author of 25 books, including Blue Like Play Dough

“I sat down to read Lazarus Awakening and quickly realized this wasn’t going to be a fluffy read I’d soon forget. I needed a pen and a journal and time to take notes. Lazarus Awakening is full of life-changing truth and application. Through Joanna’s beautiful teaching, God is calling us all to resurrected life!”
—Angela Thomas best-selling author and speaker

From the Hardcover edition.

About Joanna Weaver

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 articles have appeared in such publications as Focus on the Family, Guideposts, and HomeLife. Joanna and her pastor-husband, John, have three children and live in Montana. Visit her website at

Product Details

256 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Feb 21, 2012

Trim Size: 6 x 9

Carton Quantity: 24

Sneak Peek

Read the new bonus chapter, exclusive to the paperback edition of Joanna Weaver’s newest book Lazarus Awakening and begin walking fully in true freedom.

Lazarus Awakening explores the truth that Jesus loves you apart from anything you accomplish. You may feel spiritually dead—but God is ready to breathe hope in you again. You may feel bound in the graveclothes of regret, fear, or self-condemnation—but Jesus is calling your name.


By Elisa Apanda

Before reading this book, I had never read any of Joanna Weaver's books--I haven't even HEARD of her!However, I couldn't resist reading it after reading the description. I did feel dead in my spiritual life. I felt like I'd had all the life drained out my relationship with God and I longed to reconnect--I just didn't know how.Reading Joanna's book gave me practical tips on how to connect with God. It didn't take hours, and it wasn't a tedious...

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By Deana wood

While it was certainly not an easy read, I would say that Lazarus Awakening is a very worthwhile time investment.  I think it is best read in a Bible Study format, reading a few pages and then answering the review questions provided in the back of the book.  That way, there is plenty of time to think about the concepts and principles Joanna Weaver puts forth.  In that vein, Lazarus was a slower read for me.  It was not exactly a page turner...

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By Sally Ferguson

Joanna Weaver says that which we believe will destroy us, can be the catalyst to more accurately reveal Jesus in us. Her direct, yet gentle approach paves the way to receive the truths packed throughout this three piece set of the Lazarus Awakening DVD Bible Study. Weaver tells us, her previous book, Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, began a ten year journey with the family from Bethany. Her smooth writing style puts personal...

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By Kim Uden

 My latest review is of the book, "Lazarus Awakening" by Joanna Weaver.  Joanna is the best selling author of "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World" which has sold more than one million copies...Wow!  "Lazarus Awakening" is her third book in her Bethany (Mary, Martha, Lazarus) trilogy.  I received the book complimentary from Blogging for Books, and in return  I agreed to write this review.   "Lazarus Awakening" was written to shatter...

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By Julie Lussier

I like the subtitle "Finding Your Place in the Heart of God." This is what Lazarus Awakening by Joanna Weaver is about. This is the third book in the Bethany series. I have the previous 2 books but have not read them yet. This book has ten chapters, a bonus chapter, and  appendixes which includes a study guide. This would be a great book to study in a women's Bible study group. The chapters are on the long side. I am finding...

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