Saturday, September 05, 2009

Book Review--Spiritual Freedom: God's Life-Changing Gift by Fr. Dave Pivonka

Spiritual Freedom: God's Life-Changing Gift Spiritual Freedom: God's Life-Changing Gift by Dave Pivonka

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Spiritual Freedom: God's Life-Changing Gift by Fr. David Pivonka is a spiritual self-help book on living a happy and fulfilling life.  Each chapter has an aspect of spiritual freedom followed by a verse of scripture, some questions and a prayer starter.

Fr. Dave tells us that the fundamental freedom we as humans are created with is a freedom to choose.  We can choose how we relate to each other, what ills, slights and hurts to hang on to, and, most importantly, how to love. We are free because God created us to be free and because God will continue to free us if we ask to be freed from the bondage that we are under because of our many sins.  We will be free if we ask the Holy Spirit (that much-ignored third Person of the Blessed Trinity) to breathe His freedom into our souls. 

Fr. Pivonka delves deep into scripture to illustrate the points each chapter is making. He tries to disabuse us of our misconceptions about who God is and what He wants from us, about who we are and what part we play in our own lives.

This review was written as part of the Catholic book Reviewer program from The Catholic Company. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on Spiritual Freedom - God's Life-Changing Gift .

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