“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” —Matthew 28:19
“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.”
Author, Dramatist, and Creative Director at Focus on the Family
30 Meditations on How Best to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself
Fr. John Bartunek, LC, S.Th.D
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, Father 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.
As Christians, we are called to encounter Christ, to be His disciples, and to bring Him into the world. Join Father John Bartunek as he provides you with practical and actionable advice that you can apply to your daily life while insightfully combining Bible passages and Church teaching.
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“If you are a follower of Christ, you have received a mission in this world. You are called not only to know and love God more and more, but also to be God’s partner in bringing others to do the same, thereby lovingly helping them discover the “pearl of great price”.”
About the Author
Father John Bartunek, LC, S.Th.D, received his B.A. in history from Stanford University in 1990, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He comes from an evangelical Christian background and became a member of the Catholic Church in 1991. After college he worked as a high school history teacher, drama director, and baseball coach. He then spent a year as a professional actor in Chicago before entering the religious Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ in 1993. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 2003 and earned his doctorate in moral theology in 2010.
Father Bartunek 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. Father Bartunek 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.
His most widely known book is called The Better Part: A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer. His most recent books are Seeking First the Kingdom: 30 Meditations on How to Love God with All Your Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength, and Answers: Catholic Advice for Your Spiritual Questions.
Father Bartunek currently splits his time between Michigan – where he continues his writing apostolate and serves as a confessor and spiritual director at the Queen of the Family Retreat Center – and Rome, where he teaches theology at Regina Apostolorum. He answers questions about the spiritual life at SpiritualDirection.com. His online, do-it-yourself retreats are available at RCSpirituality.org.