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Friday, April 10, 2015

Lazarus Awakening - The DVD Study Launch Team

I'm so excited to be at the very last stage of finalizing the master discs and study guide pages for Lazarus Awakening: the DVD Study which we filmed in Israel!

The eight-week DVD curriculum will release in JULY 2015, but we'll also be formally launching the other two studies as well - Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World and Having a Mary Spirit.

After working for two and a half years on these three projects, I can't tell how special it is to finally have them finished and on their way to finding their place in the world. But I'd love to enlist your help in getting out the word!

If you'd like to join the amazing group of people who have already agreed to be part of my DVD Bible Study Launch Team, just send me an email at I'll send you an invite to the private Facebook page where I'll be posting ways you can be involved. That's where we'll provide graphics, quotes and video pieces you can share on your social media, blog and/or website.

If you have a well-established blog, I'd love to have you apply to be part of the "21-Day Roll-Out Launch" we have planned for July1st - 21st. With all kinds of material available to use (Q&As, excerpts, video pieces and web graphics), we've tried to do a lot of the work for you. Email me for an application.

Thank you for considering how you might be a part - whether it's blogging, sharing tweets and tidbits or covering this launch in prayer - I hope you'll be a part!


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Using My New DVD Bible Studies!

Lazarus Awakening filmed in Israel
Coming in June!
I'm getting such great feedback from groups who are using the DVD curriculums for Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World and Having a Mary Spirit! We are just finishing up the final edits for Lazarus Awakening which will release in June - so exciting!

Each DVD Study Pack comes with three DVDs that hold the teaching sessions as well as bonus videos. It also includes a detailed Leader's Guide, promotional materials, and a retreat option guide that allows you to use the teaching sessions to create a special event.

Unfortunately, there's been some confusion about how to use the curriculums. Especially because each book already has a study in the back. Well, here's my attempt to clarify the details! 

The Book & Study Guide Format 

To get the most out of the study, we suggest using the book and study guide. The study guide has been filled with lots of extra material and tools to help you go deeper in God's Word, but it will also help you glean important truths as you read the book.

Participants will need:

  • Book
  • Study guide

Leaders will need:

You'll find the Leader's Guide on the third DVD or at the corresponding book website. (Go to to see all books). The Leader's Guide gives a tips for leading the study, a detailed guide giving step-by-step directions for using the study guide and video pieces. It also includes a retreat option which gives you the tools to turn the video sessions into a special event!

The "Book-Only" Option 

Because not every group can afford both the book and study guide, we've created a "Book-Only" study option. It uses the 12-Week Bible study in the back of the book.


Participants in the "Book-Only" study will need: 

Leaders of the "Book-Only" option will need:

The "Book-Only Student Workbook" uses the same questions found in the back of the book, but provides space for participants to write their answers. The "Video Viewer Guides" go along with the ten video sessions. The "Book-Only" Leader's Guide shows you how to combine the videos with the original study. However, I suggest you thumb through the DVD Study Leader's Guide as it gives helpful tips creative ideas for leading the study.

Which One to Use?

Before deciding to use the "Book-Only" option, you might want to consider the price involved in printing and providing a binder for each participant. It may be that you can get the book and study guide for a price that is fairly comparable.
Either way, I am so honored that you have expressed interest in my studies. If you have any further questions, please post them here. I'll do my best to answer them. You'll be in my prayers!

UPDATED COVERS - Because we are  freshening all of books with a new cover to match the DVD Study Curriculum, several people have asked if they can still use the previous versions. The answer is: "Yes!"

However, when it comes to Lazarus Awakening, it's important to know that the original hardcover edition does not include the bonus chapter included in the paperback and new cover editions. But never fear! You can download the bonus chapter here or by going to my website:


Monday, January 5, 2015

Congratulations to the Giveaway Winners!

Congratulations to Carol G and Gina C! They have each won a copy of the "One Year Chronological Bible." Thanks to everyone who entered!

By the way, if you haven't joined us for "Thru the Bible Chronologically 2015" at my Facebook page, we'd love to have you be a part. Just click on this link and "Like" or "Follow" to get the daily reading assignments.

You can also download a copy of the complete reading program at

Hope you'll be a part!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

It all starts tomorrow...

Well, it all begins tomorrow - a New Year and a new chance to go deeper in our walk with God as we read "Thru the Bible Chronologically" in 2015!

I thought I'd give you a preview of how it will work. Each day, I'll post that day's reading assignment on Facebook and Twitter (you can follow at @joannaweaverbks).

Some days the reading assignment will feature a single scripture portion, such as: "January 1- GENESIS 1:1-3:24". Other days will feature multiple portions in order to bring Bible events together chronologically. For instance: "January 2 - GENESIS 4:1-5:32/1 CHRONICLES 1:1-4/GENESIS 6:1-22".

As you are reading the assigned portions, ask the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart. For He is the "Spirit of wisdom and revelation," as Ephesians 1:17 tells us, and He wants to help you "know [God] better."

When something sticks out to you, write down the verse and reference and how it spoke to you. I suggest using a journal to do that. There is something about writing down the Word of God and my response to it, that makes it come alive in my life.

Well, that's what we'll be doing over the next 52 weeks! Just fifteen minutes a day and we will have read through the Bible together. I'm so glad you've chosen to join me!

See you in the morning, my friend!

One Year Chronological Bible Giveaway

To celebrate our new Bible reading challenge on Facebook, I'm giving away two copies of the One Year Chronological Bible which features the format we'll be using throughout 2015. Be sure to take advantage of all the ways you can enter!

Then join us at where we'll be sharing what we've learned through our reading each day. It's going to be lots of fun!
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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Starts January 1st!

Just fifteen minutes a day....that's all it takes to read "Thru the Bible Chronologically" in 2015. It's a small investment of time with incredible benefits - both in this life and the life to come!

Come experience the Word of God in a fresh new way as we begin reading the Bible together January 1st at
We'll be using the One Year Chronological Bible reading program. You can find more information in the post at the top of my FB page or at my blog (

Be sure to invite a friend - everyone is welcome!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

"Thru the Bible Chronologically 2015" with Joanna Weaver

Have you ever wondered how the Bible fits together? Well, wonder no more!

This year, we are going to read through the Bible using the One Year Chronological Bible reading plan. Most chronological reading plans place books in the order they were written, but this plan attempts to piece together scripture in the order it happened.

For instance, we’ll get to see what was going on in David’s life when he wrote many of his Psalms. We’ll also read eye witness testimonies of Jesus’s ministry as we read different gospel accounts of the same story.

I’ve been looking forward to this time together ever since we finished reading through the Bible in 2013. I believe the Bible is going to come alive to us in brand new ways as experience the Word of God as it happened. I hope you’ll join me on this journey!

As always, we’ll post the reading assignment each day. But you may want to download a copy of the plan to keep with your Bible. You can access it here:
After doing your reading, I hope you’ll visit my Facebook page ( and post your comments. It’s always so rich to hear what the Lord has spoken to you! 

Be sure to invite a friend – it’s going to be a lot of fun!