Welcome to the
openhearted revolution!

Tired of living a bitter, closed off life? Sick of letting the hurt from the past torment your today? The Wall Around Your Heart will help you let go of relational pain in a healthy way so you can live the openhearted, joy-infused life you’ve longed for.


Family members hurt us. Friends betray us. Fellow Christians deceive us. But Jesus provides a path through the pain—and it might surprise you:
the Lord’s Prayer.

In The Wall Around Your Heart, Mary DeMuth shows you that you can reach wholeness and healing in the aftermath of painful relationships by following the road map of the Lord’s Prayer. You’ll walk through story after story of hurt people who are led through biblical truth into amazing, life-sustaining, joyful growth.

Life is hard. People can be mean and petty and awful. But they can also be amazing and beautiful and sacrificial. God is good. He is faithful. You can trust him with your relationships. “He’ll send people to call out what is hard in your heart,” Mary shares. “And that’s a gift to you.”

Allow God to access the wall around your heart. Dare to say, “Tear down the bricks, Lord, whatever it takes.” Pray first. Ask for bravery—for yourself and for others. Risk engaging despite your hurt. Seek the shelter of Jesus.

You don’t have to resign yourself to your wounds! You can rise above the pain. You’ll usher in a new life—an openhearted way of relating to others that expands the kingdom of God. In the process, you’ll draw closer to Jesus, be healed, and become an agent of healing to others.

Tear down that wall! Learn how to become openhearted today.

The Author

Mary DeMuth is an author and speaker who loves to help people live uncaged, freedom-infused lives. She’s the author of fifteen books, including six novels and her critically acclaimed memoir, Thin Places. After church planting in Southern France, Mary, her husband, and their three young adult kids now live in the burbs of Dallas.

She lived the message of this book the hard way, enduring relational pain, building walls, and suffering in solitude. Jesus sweetly brought her through, broke down her many walls, and ushered her into welcome-hearted living.

(And just in case you think she’s got it all together...she still pushes against bitterness, and those pesky walls keep trying to rebuild. In a way, she wrote this book so you would keep her accountable. We’re all on this journey together.)

"My heart for you in this journey we’ll be taking together is this:
Be loved. Be wildly and audaciously loved." — Mary


"In this wall-abolishing adventure, I wish you an openhearted life."
— Mary


Participate in the Openhearted Revolution!

(Do 5 of these ten tasks and receive an exclusive, awesome, over-the-top cool t-shirt as our thank you. Simply email wallaroundyourheart@gmail.com when you’ve finished.)

1. Tweet about The Wall Around Your Heart with the hashtag #openheart and @MaryDeMuth.

2. Create a unique banner for your Facebook wall and include a jpg of The Wall Around Your Heart. Keep it up for three awesome days.

3. Create a pin using one of these quotes:

  • “We find solace and relief and help in the aftermath of painful relationships by following the map of the Lord’s Prayer.”
  • “It’s time we let go of people as idols. Not that we live fatalistically about others but that we realistically understand that God designed us to be filled up by Him first.”
  • “Jesus loves every single person on this planet, including those who act like enemies in our lives.”
  • “When people hurt us, we’re tempted to stop trying, to give up, to lick our wounds and cease forward momentum.”
  • “We don’t have to be strong after someone has hurt us. Jesus knows how. He modeled that kind of holy resilience in His life and on the cross.”

Use the hashtag #openheart in the pin’s description.

4. Send an email to a friend or group of friends about the book.

5. Write a blog post about the book, highlighting a story of when God crashed down one of your walls. (Contact Mary if you’d like her input).

6. Share the book trailer in any way (twitter, facebook, blog, google +, Linkedin, etc.) Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/189Ord1

7. Post a review about the book at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christian Book Distributors or GoodReads.

8. Ask your local bookstore or library to stock the book.

9. Compose a song (yeah, really!) about the walls people put around their hearts. Or write some kickin’ slam poetry & perform it. Upload to Youtube.

10. Pass the book to anyone cool. (Note: We’re all cool.)

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