Martha, Martha: The Good Part

Martha, Martha: The Good Part

by Teresa Jones

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Overview

Everyone has a story...

But who tells the story can shape and even alter how we perceive an individual’s narrative.

The question then becomes, “Who is in the best position to tell an individual’s story… the individual or another party? Should the story be told by those who personally can identify with the person or by those that have received passed down information which can lose its essence over time?”

Martha’s life story has been abridged by one Gospel writer and has been expounded on by many theologians and clergy for thousands of years, based on minor details which have placed her in an “outcast” status for the most part. Readers of the Bible have never been given the opportunity to hear Martha’s side of the story regarding the mild rebuke she received from Jesus.

What’s remarkable is that many eldest daughters find themselves playing a key role in supporting their families and taking a lead role in family affairs, only to find their efforts unappreciated and criticized, as well, placing them in a unique position to identify with Martha’s plight.

Martha, Martha gives a voice to this woman who was one of Jesus’ closest friends and faithful followers and to eldest daughters that have been misunderstood – told from an eldest daughter’s point of view.

Have you ever wonder what forms the oldest sister’s psyche? The results of birth order studies may vary, but several conclude that many first-borns are hard-working, conscientious and natural born leaders. However, are these characteristics innate or are they drilled into the oldest daughter?

Many elder sisters play a key role in supporting their families and others. Yet, in spite of their efforts, many of them repeatedly find themselves criticized and misunderstood. Whether you are the oldest sister by birth, or have adopted this role, demands from others seemingly come by default.

“Martha, Martha” offer readers a different view of this woman from the Bible and all oldest daughters. Get ready for an enlightening and thought provoking experience while looking in depth into the mindset behind the behavior of these women in your life. You will be challenged to see Martha, and every eldest daughter you know – sisters, mothers, grandmothers, wives, aunts, cousins, friends, and colleagues from a fresh perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984097449
Publisher: Waverly Media Group Inc.
Publication date: 08/07/2017
Series: Martha, Jesus, Mary, Lazarus
Pages: 110
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction ........................................................ 13

1. Martha’s Dinner Party

The Eldest Sister’s Account ......................19

2. Martha’s Family & Birth Order

The Eldest Sister’s Background ............... 29

3. Martha’s Many Things

The Eldest Sister’s Responsibilities ......... 45

4. Martha’s Condemnation

The Eldest Sister’s Criticism .................... 63

5. Martha’s Legacy

The Eldest Sister’s Lifestyle ...................... 73

6. A “Martha” Story

An Eldest Sister’s Chronicle ...................... 85

Epilogue .............................................................. 97

Acknowledgments ................................................ 99

About the Author .................................................. 101

Endnotes...............................................................103

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