The Wall Around Your Heart: How Jesus Heals You When Others Hurt You

The Wall Around Your Heart: How Jesus Heals You When Others Hurt You

by Mary E DeMuth
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GayIdle More than 1 year ago
Move from the bitter walls of your painful past to open hearted living!  Some of the most painful wounds are those acquired within our own community. Whether it is within the walls of our church, our neighborhood, or our own home, the hurt runs deep. Sometimes these wounds remain deeply buried as we rush on with the urgent business of our lives. As we move on we tend to put up emotional walls for protection. Walls to keep from either feeling that pain, or from being hurt once again in any of our relationships. In The Wall Around Your Heart, Mary will walk you through the road map of the Lord's Prayer to help you find hope and healing from your past relational pain. She will walk you through that process, breaking down the wall around your heart into an open hearted way of relating to those around you. Mary teaches us all to trust God with our relationships, and in doing so we break down those walls around our heart. Open your heart to the joy of walking with Jesus...the Healer of your heart and soul.
GCWineholt More than 1 year ago
THE WALL AROUND YOUR HEART How Jesus Heals You When Others Hurt You By Mary DeMuth People hurt us, people betray us, but Jesus provides a path through the pain with the Lord’s Prayer. This is what the author offers in this book. Mary takes you through each verse of the Lord’s Prayer and shows how each will help you when you are hurt and betrayed. Mary covers many situations from her own life and situations from others. Abuse, bullying, painful relationships, these are different hurts that may happen in your life. She gives scripture verses that show how Jesus will take away your pain and begin healing in your heart and help with forgiveness. There are questions at the end of each chapter for study. This healing will open your heart to Jesus and a better relationship with Him. When we can say to the Lord, “tear down these bricks that make a wall around my heart,” you will be going in the right direction. The book is easy to read and can help ease your hurt and pains of life. The main text Mary brings to light is that Jesus is there to help you and see you through your pain. I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255
KimTeamer More than 1 year ago
The thing I love most about the writings of Mary DeMuth is how she tends to weave in the theme of grace-love in her words. This book is no exception.  The Wall Around Your Heart: How Jesus Heals You When Others Hurt You takes a look at the good, the not-so-good, and the unpretty of relationships and it teaches readers beautiful truths for the heart through the scope of the LORD's prayer. With a clear style and an unhindered view of some of her life relationships, Mary shares a wealth of information that is sure to help anyone willing to give this book a try.  This book would be an excellent resource for large or small group Bible study growth groups. It is practical, relevant, and helpful. If taken seriously, I believe it has the power to transform. A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher via Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The words I have expressed are my own.
IHope4Him More than 1 year ago
“Satan wants nothing more for us than to run from God because of someone else’s bad behavior.” Using The Lord’s Prayer as a template, Mary DeMuth reveals the subtle ways we can deal with the hurts others have inflicted on us, the hurts we’ve let disconnect us from the community we need for wholeness.   In each chapter, she digs deep into a phrase of The Lord’s Prayer, and offers practical suggestions on how to apply that to relational issues. Mary shares her own experiences, good and bad, and helps the reader understand conflict, hurt and restoration from God’s perspective.   “We allow God access to the walls around our hearts, daring to declare, ‘Take down the bricks, whatever it takes.’ We usher in a new life, an openhearted way of relating to people that expands the kingdom of God.”   Mary’s heart shines with a passion for healthy, authentic Christian community. But this teaching applies to ANY relationship, and I was convicted of some walls I’ve constructed in my marriage. Mary’s insight has caused me to reexamine some issues in other family relationships too.   Even if you don’t think you’ve put up walls, reading The Wall Around Your Heart might convict you otherwise.   The author/publisher provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Mary's approach and perspective in this book. We all have walls around our hearts for some reason or another, some that build up and crumble easily, some that are so large and sturdy a bulldozer couldn't even crack them. Not only is Mary's approach to pray those walls down effective because it follows Jesus' own model of prayer, it's also a proactive approach, helping us see how destructive those walls are and using that same prayer to keep from letting the wall get built again. Praying Scripture is a win-win situation every time. Praying like Jesus did can only help us draw closer to Him and know Him in a more intimate way. I highly recommend this book.
NKGrace More than 1 year ago
Mary DeMuth writes on the difficult topic of recovering from relational pain, especially when it occurs within the Christian community.  By using the eleven phrases from the Lord's Prayer, she shares insights on learning to love beyond the hurts that have been inflicted  on our hearts by others. She is very honest and relatable in her own struggles to get beyond the pain. This book is full of grace  and hope that dismantles the self-protective wall.  At the end of each chapter there are 'Questions for Growth,' designed to help you go deeper with the material. This book will help you move forward in the difficult relationships and step into open-hearted living.
Flutterbella More than 1 year ago
I have had the pleasure of seeing this book changing lives, and I am also amazed at how being open to the message of this book is changing my own life. Being truly open to living in community, even when it is messy and it hurts, is a beautiful thing. Mary uses the Lord's Prayer to show us how to drop the walls that we hide behind and experience the community that God created us for. The book was written in such a way that it was easy to read, although at times hard to hear. Looking at the truth in this book wasn't always pleasant, but it is necessary to heal and transform. I would recommend that everyone read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mary DeMuth has done it again: an awesome and inspiring Christian living book. We all have experienced some sort of relational pain in our lives. That's why we tend to shut down, build walls around our hearts. But Mary shows us that there is a better way to deal with pain. It is possible to have a tender heart in the midst of hardships. In this book Mary shows the way by using the Lord's prayer. It really works. So if you're looking for a book to guide you towards openhearted living, this is it. This book is not only wonderfully written (it flows really smoothly), it is also packed with stories and spiritual gems. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mary DeMuth takes something as profound as The Lord's Prayer, line by line, to show you how to truly understand forgiveness. Not the forgiveness you think someone owes you from past hurts and lies but true forgiveness towards those very people. The bricks that build the walls to keep you safe are actually forming a prison that stops you from moving forward in God's Kingdom. Mary's personal insight into forgiveness and extending grace is a powerful reminder that God has called us all to live in community. It took me 3 weeks to finish the book because each time I set it down one of my daughters or friends swiped it!! it will quickly become part of your permanent library. Thanks to The Wall Around Your Heart  I now see The Lord's Prayer in a deeper, more meaningful way. 
DebPottsSpeaks More than 1 year ago
The words of "The Wall Around Your Heart" are standing ready to pop off the pages like BB's to shatter the fortress that has built up in us, sealing our emotions into a prison of suffering. Mary DeMuth's book is a must-read for anyone who has experienced brokenness in relationships. Her words offer the key to unlocking our healing, leaving the door to our prison cell swinging on broken hinges, daylight streaming in to bring new life and hope.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I picked up this book, I didn't expect its author to perform emotional surgery on my heart. By the time I got through the first chapter, I couldn't put it down. Mary shares so many insights and personal examples that I discovered things I'd forgotten---hurts from long ago, moments I'd hurt others, and wounds I didn't even realize hurt until, at her prompting, I examined the tenderness they'd left. Nearly every page in the book has something underlined because I know I'll need that principle again. Mary's use of end-of-chapter case studies from her own life, along with questions for us as readers, make the ideas into tools we can use in our relationships right away. It goes beyond the art of grieving relational loss, beyond forgiveness, into how to live joy, hope, and love again. A great read, and one you'll want to share.
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LeighAHudson More than 1 year ago
How to Heal from Broken Relationships You've heard the saying, "hurt people hurt people."Even those with the best intentions wound one another. Author Mary DeMuth knows firsthand what it feels like to be hurt by others. From childhood sexual abuse to being deeply wounded by close Christian friends. She wanted to shut down and shut others out. But knew she couldn't heal the brokenness created in community by being alone. Mary knew healing would only occur in community. In The Wall Around Your Heart, Mary reminds us how she returned to a timeless prayer, The Lord's Prayer, to help her break down the invisible walls she'd erected around her heart. Walls that kept not only the bad out but the good out too. This book is a must-read for everyone hurting from emotional pain. Join Mary and learn how you, too, can begin to allow God to break down the walls around your heart.
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LindseyMBell More than 1 year ago
I read Mary DeMuth's book Everything when it released and loved it. So when I saw she had a new book out, I couldn't wait to read it. But to be honest, I didn't really think I had any walls around my heart. I'm a pretty open person, and I don't usually have a problem letting people "in." As I read the book, though, God helped me recognize at least one person whom I have put walls up against. That person is God. As hard as that is to admit, it's the truth. And I figure I'm not the only one out there who has been hurt by God. Maybe He didn't come through for you when you prayed. Maybe you prayed for a certain thing to happen, and instead He allowed your greatest fear to come true. Maybe He didn't save you from that one thing you thought He would never allow to happen. Reading Mary's book helped me recognize the walls I've build up around my heart. Walls to protect myself from further damage. Walls that I thought would keep me safe. These walls, though, haven't kept me safe. They have kept me broken. One suggestion Mary made in the book was to fast from asking "why." That's what I'm going to try and do: stop asking God why. Fast from having to understand. Fast from having to have all the answers. Fast from having to "get it." The Wall Around Your Heart was written to break down walls between people, but for this girl, the book has helped break down a wall between me and God. This is a great book to read if you've been broken by relationships (relationships with people or your relationship with God). It uses The Lord's Prayer to guide you toward healing. *I received this book for free from the author but all opinions are my own.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're feeling hurt by past relationships, constrained in living the life the Lord is calling you to live, or you are simply seeking the encouragement to live an unbridled life more fully to the glory of God, I highly recommend this book. I can't express enough gratitude to God for inspiring Mary to openly share her wisdom on how to heal from relational hurts in order to experience the full joy of truly loving others through the power of Christ. As I turned the pages, some of the walls around my heart were hard to see at first - I just didn't even know they were there. And until this book, I never would have thought to seek them out, or to try break them down .... to discover what I was missing. What I enjoy most about Mary's writing, is that you can feel her right there with you as you read each page - sharing her own journey and spurring you on in yours. Her ability to help her readers open their eyes to the possibilities that come when we surrender our hearts more and more to Jesus is a gift the Lord has given her to serve each of us. Mary is such a humble and gracious example of living life joyfully for the King of Kings, and inspiring us all to do the same!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A heartfelt book that will change the way you see others. Guaranteed to bring healing for your heart, if you will allow it to. Walking through one of the most recognized prayers, "The Lord's Prayer", you get deeper insight how to really engage in this prayer and live it out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Powerful read...even if you don't think you need healing. I read it because I love the author...by page 4 I realized I needed healing. Mary does an amazing job of pouring out her heart. This book uses The Lord’s Prayer to provide a biblical perspective on practical steps for healing. This is a book that provides genuine healing. I will read it over and over again! Laura Harris
HollyBarrett More than 1 year ago
The pain of loss is sometimes so great as to take our breath away. It's the sucker punch that drops you to your knees, leaving you gasping for air and wondering how on earth that just happened. The loss can come from anywhere...betrayal of a friend, death of a loved one, change of circumstances...and even when you can regain your breath, you continue to hold it for fear that the loss and the pain will strike again. When we live through the loss, we find ourselves changed. I am changed. I am more guarded. I am less confident. I am tempted to live in the fear again. And brick by brick, we build walls around our hearts to keep from hurting and being hurt all over again. We build the wall as high as we can reach, add a door or a window just in case we ever want to look outside, and we shut and lock the door against any and all intruders. In The Wall Around Your Heart, author Mary DeMuth writes about how to live an openhearted life. By looking at Jesus and the way He prayed and taught His disciples to pray, Mary's words challenge us to take down the wall around our hearts one brick at a time.  As Mary points us to Jesus, we see that He was able to live in a remarkably open-hearted manner despite being betrayed, disbelieved, and hurt by the very family and friends you would expect to be on His side.  Mary's words have helped me to realize where I'm living in a closed-hearted way and have inspired me to want to live with an open heart. She offers such great practical ideas on how to make that happen as we pray Jesus' words and ask God to work in our hearts.  If you want to learn to live with an open heart, buy this book and join the Openhearted Revolution today!
ChrisMorrisWrites More than 1 year ago
There are so many books written today. Some are informative. Some are inspiring. Some are cute. Some are just plain bad. But so few books have the ability to literally change lives. Mary DeMuth's book falls into that rare category. With poise, tenderness, and honesty, Mary walks us through the steps we need to take to forgive those who have hurt us deeply. She does not speak to those momentary mistakes that are easily let go of, but rather those harsh wounds that scar our soul and impact every moment of our lives. If we let them. Walking through The Lord's Prayer, she allows us to see the wisdom of Jesus in a fresh new way. A freedom-giving way.