Mary Martha And Me Author:Camille Fronk Olson When someone says, "She is a Martha-type," we know just what that means: a woman who is practical, competent, down-to-earth. We understand that Marthas are certainly useful and necessary, but it's usually Mary that gets the halo. Author Camille Fronk Olson brings unique insights and perspectives to the biblical story of two sisters, Mary and Mar... more »tha, who serve Jesus in different ways. Exploring the mixed messages in daily life, she discusses the motives and focus that determine our choices and the problem of comparing our gifts and contributions to others. In her warm, engaging style, the author brings to light the lessons Mary and Martha learn from each other and the "one thing [that] is needful" for both.« less
This is a good read this Lenten season. This book reminds us to look for the "one thing that is needful". We all need to be reminded, at times, to put God first in our lives while staying true to our God-given talents. Mary and Martha serve as an example to us, as well as the woman from Proverbs 31, as to how this can be done.