Invite the Holy Spirit into Your Life: Growing in Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control
Deanna G. Bartalini
In Invite the Holy Spirit into Your Life, you will:
- learn how the Holy Spirit can change your life through the fruits of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control;
- explore the fruits of the Spirit through real-life stories, examples from the Old and New Testaments, and the wisdom of the Church;
- examine how you are cultivating the fruits of the Spirit in your own life.
“…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control,” St. Paul wrote to the Galatians. “If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22-23, 25). Those words are just as relevant and powerful for you today as they were for the Galatians. In Invite the Holy Spirit into Your Life, Deanna G. Bartalini draws on her own story, sacred Scripture, the lives of the saints, and the wisdom of the Church to explore how to grow in each of the fruits of the Spirit. You can record your own insights right in the journal, then bring those thoughts to your small faith-sharing group for further discussion. And as with all the Stay Connectedjournals, guided prayers and space to journal your own prayer helps you forge a deeper, living connection with Jesus.
Deanna Bartalini offers solid advice on intentionally nurturing the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. God has planted the seeds; this study provides both inspiration and motivation to foster their growth. The author’s straight talk about her own spiritual journey encourages you to pray, hope, and act. This powerful study will help you open your heart to what the Holy Spirit can do in your life, and how you can share the Fruits of the Spirit with those around you.
Deanna G. Bartalini
Deanna G. Bartalini, M.Ed.; M.P.A, is a Catholic writer, speaker, presenter, and educator. Married to Deacon John they have two married children. Deanna loves teaching about Catholicism and how it fits into our daily lives. Deanna writes at DeannaBartalini.com, and contributes to CatholicMom, Amazing Catechists, and New Evangelizers. She also contributed to A Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion published by Ave Maria Press.