We are not all called to travel far from home to serve others. You can live out the missionary dimension of your Christian vocation right now in your current state of life! In Go! 30 Meditations on How Best to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, Fr. John Bartunek insightfully combines Bible passages and Church teaching with practical and actionable advice that you can apply to your daily life. Throughout the book, he clarifies commonly misunderstood terms like mission, apostolate, evangelization, and new evangelization.
As Christians, we are called to encounter Christ, to be His disciples, and to bring Him into the world. Go! explores this missionary dimension as the third book in Fr. Bartunek's Complete Christian Collection, which includes The Better Part and Seeking First the Kingdom. As with all of his books, Go! can be used for individual spiritual reading, personal meditation, or in a small group.
About the Author
Fr. John Bartunek received his BA in History from Stanford University in 1990. He converted to Catholicism in 1991 and entered the religious Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ two years later in 1993. After his ordination, he earned his doctorate in moral theology in 2010. He provided spiritual support on the set of Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ while researching the 2005 Catholic best seller, Inside the Passion, the only authorized, behind-the-scene explanation of the film. Fr. John has contributed news commentary regarding religious issues on NBC, CNN, Fox, and the BBC. He also served as the English-language press liaison for the Vatican's 2005 Synod of Bishops on the Eucharist. Fr. John currently splits his time between Michigan and Rome, where he teaches theology at Mater Ecclesiae College and Regina Apostolorum.
Praise for Go!
"With his usual lucidity and warmth, Fr. John not only explains what it means to 'go into all the world', but does so with practicality and inspiration. He writes with a deep understanding of the obstacles we face, the hesitancy we feel and the insecurities that hold us back – while showing the spiritual empowerment that overcomes them. Remarkably, he also finds an ideal balance between everyday experience and the underlying Scripture and Church teaching that is foundational to Christ's call to go."
— Paul McCusker Creative Director for Augustine Institute Radio Theatre
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