Win The Wall Around Your Heart 5 Months Early!

Jun 14, 2013Find joy today


Be the first folks in the whole wide world to read The Wall Around Your Heart. (It doesn’t come out until October 15th).

I’m looking for a few good Bible study groups. Do you lead a study? Are you looking for something fresh and different? Have you felt like your walk with God is blocked? Do you struggle with a pesky wall around your heart because other folks have pooped on you? (By the way, that was my first title for this book: How to Thrive after People Have Pooped on You….but I digress).

I’m giving away three sets of ten of The Wall Around Your Heart before it’s even released. I have this holy hunch that the book will be a great tool to use in groups, and that many, many will be set free from their walls as a result. Here’s a bit about the book:

Family members hurt us. Friends betray us. Fellow Christians deceive us. But Jesus provides a path through the pain—the Lord’s Prayer.


In The Wall Around Your Heart, I show 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,” I write. “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.

Here’s how the giveaway will work. First, once you receive the books, you’ll need to meet several weeks (It’s 11 chapters; you can divide them up however you want) prior to October 1st so that you finish the study by then. You need to be willing to be interviewed for a blog post–you and your group. I promise it will be fun. And you need to have some ideas about how to promote this book to small groups.

How to win: In the comments section, give me three things:

  1. What is your group like? (Or are you gathering one just for this study). What is your hope for this study?
  2. Name a creative way you and/or your group can help promote The Wall Around Your Heart to other groups.
  3. Your email address written out like this mary @ marydemuth . com.

I will give away three sets of ten books. If there are more than three entries, my daughter (and assistant) Sophie will choose the three best responses. You have until Midnight on June 16th to apply. Comment away, folks! I hope you win. 🙂