Hello Blogging Friend!
As you may know, The Wall Around Your Heart is about how to navigate life after someone’s hurt you. I take the reader through The Lord’s Prayer–as a relational pathway to healing and new joy. I truly believe you don’t have to live embittered and crabby in the aftermath of hurt.
Here’s my heart about the book:
With the book’s release on October 15, it’s time for me to ask bloggers to help me promote The Wall Around Your Heart, which is where you come in. Would you be willing to share a blog about your experience with the book? I’d be so grateful.
It doesn’t have to be fancy or scary. Just your honest response to the book. Or perhaps a quick video of a cardboard testimony, with one side that says what hurt you (“My friend made fun of my parenting”) and the other side that shares how the wall came down (“I talked to her, let her know how I felt, and chose to forgive.”). Or a story about when God asked you to move from a walled heart to an open heart. (By the way, the book’s hashtag is #openheart). I’ve provided everything you need to make your post cool. Look at the bottom of this post to find all the html you’ll ever need for images, video, etc.
If you’d like to blog, simply choose any day in October, then email me at email@example.com and let me know which day you’ll be chatting about the book.
If you’re extremely passionate about this book and would like to be part of a team who is promoting The Wall, simply ask to be a part of the launch team by going to this Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/569948276431773/?ref=br_tf. We’re a close knit bunch of men and women who are forming community around the book. It’s been really cool to see that! (And if you’re an author and want to learn how to be on a launch team, this would be a great group to join.)
FUN NEWS for you. Your blog post could get you closer to a brand spanking new t-shirt. (Do 5 of these ten tasks and receive an exclusive, awesome, over-the-top cool t-shirt as our thank you. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org when you’ve finished.)
- Tweet about The Wall Around Your Heart with the hashtag #openheart and @MaryDeMuth
- 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.
- 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.” Or “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.” Or “Jesus loves every single person on this planet, including those who act like enemies in our lives.” Or “When people hurt us, we’re tempted to stop trying, to give up, to lick our wounds and cease forward momentum.” Or “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.
- Send an email to a friend or group of friends about the book.
- 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).
- Share the book trailer in any way (twitter, facebook, blog, google +, Linkedin, etc.) Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/189Ord1
- Post a review about the book at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christian Book Distributors or GoodReads.
- Ask your local bookstore or library to stock the book.
- Compose a song (yeah, really!) about the walls people put around their hearts. Or write some kickin’ slam poetry & perform it. Upload to Youtube.
- Pass the book to anyone cool. (Note: We’re all cool.)
Thank you for considering my request. I so appreciate you!! Truly! It takes a tribe to get books in the hands of folks who need them.
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No matter how someone else has injured you – betrayal, abuse, abandonment, manipulation, neglect, physical harm, exploitation – The Wall Around Your Heart will be a balm of healing, because no injury is too great for Jesus to mend. If you are drowning in pain or bitterness or shock from a broken relationship, start on the first page of this book and set it down at the end healed. –<strong>Jen Hatmaker</strong>, author of <em>7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess</em>
Nobody escapes life without a wounded heart, and there’s nothing Christians need more than mended hearts. As a wounded healer who has traveled the valley of deep hurt, Mary guides with unmasked clarity toward healing those relational riffs so you can experience God’s joy once again. – <strong>John Burke</strong>, author of <em>No Perfect People Allowed</em>
Real emotion and life-giving scripture here in Mary DeMuth’s great new title. A voice to trust: a confident sign-post to the healing beauty that comes in Jesus. The oldest prayer comes alive through the power of the Holy Spirit and Marys writing gift. Every page beats with life and fresh hope! –<strong>Johnny Douglas</strong>, Anglican Pastor
One of Christianity’s premier authors has crafted a powerful healing balm for true Jesus followers. -<strong>-Frank Viola</strong>, author of “God’s Favorite Place on Earth,” frankviola.org
This is a fallen world. Others hurt us and we make our own bad choices. So how do we survive the wreckage of broken relationships? How do we salvage our identity when we’ve found ourselves at the bottom of the pile? Mary DeMuth knows the answers to these questions because she’s lived them. If you long for healing and wholeness after relational heartbreak, walk with Mary through these pages. She’ll help you recover your identity, learn to trust again, and find the beauty in worship amidst it all. <strong>–Susie Larson</strong> , Author, Speaker, Radio Host
The Body of Christ is beautiful, and I’m glad to limp along with them in this crazy journey of faith. Along the way, I sometimes step on someone’s toes, or someone steps on mine. Mary has written this guidebook to help successfully navigate those seasons where I’m tempted to hold a grudge and give up on the Body of Christ. Using the Lord’s Prayer — each line — as a prompt, I’m reminded of God’s desire to heal and comfort me in each of my relationships; especially the ones in which I have been deeply hurt, and even broken. <strong>–Deidra Riggs</strong>, writer, deidrariggs.com, managing editor, TheHighCalling.org
Mary DeMuth offers here an invitation to habituate the Lord’s Prayer as a healing balm to the fractured and broken places of the spirit. Her frank and matter-of-fact turn of phrase journeys the reader through the depths of ache and up into the heights of joy. DeMuth whispers into the soul the gospel of peace, the promise of a Christ in whom all the fractured are made whole. — <strong>Preston Yancey</strong>, author of seeprestonblog.com
I love how my friend Mary DeMuth uses the stories of her life to tell the stories of God’s work in our lives. She did it for me today in The Wall Around Your Heart, touching my heart with tender reminders of God’s love and grace. Mary weaves the powerful beauty of The Lord’s Prayer with the challenges of hurtful relationships and events, creating an exquisite tapestry of healing and restoration and hope.–<strong>Judy Douglass</strong>, Author, Speaker, Encourager, Director, Women’s Resources, Cru
I can’t think of a woman I know who wouldn’t benefit from the wisdom and hope to be found in Mary DeMuth’s latest book, The Wall Around My Heart. The way she mines the Lord’s Prayer for healing truths is ingenious. As always, DeMuth writes with the kind of rare authenticity that draws you in and keeps you turning pages. You can’t help but be changed by the message in this book, and you’ll never pray the Lord’s Prayer the same way again. -<strong>-Heather Kopp</strong>, author of <em>Sober Mercies: How Love Caught Up with a Christian Drunk</em>
When people let us down—and they will—the Lord’s Prayer serves as a map on the highway to healing. In The Wall Around Your Heart, Mary DeMuth takes readers on a journey of masterful storytelling, biblically sound content, and road-tested experience to show them how. Highly recommended! —<strong>Sandra Glahn</strong>, author, Coffee Cup Bible Studies series