Gracious Goodness: Living Each Day in the Gifts of the Spirit
Gracious Goodness: Living Each Day in the Gifts of the Spirit  -     By: Melannie Svoboda
Buy Item $11.66 Retail: $12.95 Save 10% ($1.29)
In Stock
Stock No: WW427192
Loyola Press / 2008 / Paperback

Add To Cart

Add To Wishlist

Add To Cart


Gracious Goodness: Living Each Day in the Gifts of the Spirit

Loyola Press / 2008 / Paperback

In Stock
Stock No: WW427192

Product Close-up
This product is not available for expedited shipping.
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 108
Vendor: Loyola Press
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.44 X 5.74 X 0.32 (inches)
ISBN: 0829427198
ISBN-13: 9780829427196

Publisher's Description

A wholly different way of living in the Holy Spirit’s gifts
Melannie Svoboda, SND, takes seriously the traditional gifts of the Holy Spirit—but she believes that the Spirit’s gifts are far broader and more common than we realize.
In Gracious Goodness, Svoboda lists fifty-two gifts of the Spirit, many of which will surprise readers: childlikeness, common sense, pleasure, relaxation, zeal . . . even anger, failure, and guilt are included as gifts! Each two-page meditation, based on Scripture and real-life experiences, begins with a relevant quote and ends with application questions, followed by a short prayer.
Ultimately, Gracious Goodness encourages Christians to fully trust the unending goodness of God as they learn to recognize and embrace the abundance and diversity of the Holy Spirit’s gifts in every person’s life.
"The Latin phrase nota bene (n.b.) means ’note well!’ Sr. Melannie Svoboda not only knows that phrase—she lives it. In Gracious Goodness we have fifty-two n.b.’s that will enrich our spiritual treasure troves."
—Bishop Robert Morneau, Auxiliary Bishop of Green Bay

"In Gracious Goodness, Sr. Melannie Svoboda offers accessible meditations to today’s Everyman and Everywoman. These meditations come from life’s daily gifts and they range from kindness to whimsy. Anyone who wants a spiritual companion for the new millennium could do no better than to turn these pages."
—William J. Bausch, author, The Yellow Brick Road: A Storyteller’s Approach to the Spiritual Journey

"Sr. Melannie herself is one of God’s treasures as she so ably demonstrates here. She delights us, encourages us, and surprises us with her inspiring insights and homey images. A wonderful book!"
—Gwen Costello, author, A Prayer Primer for Catechists and Teachers

"We are once again indebted to Sr. Melannie Svoboda for opening our eyes to the beauty of life. Prophet-­like, she guides us in fifty-two brief essays, from Abundance to Zeal, to consider the Spirit’s gifts and qualities with fresh insight, with a new slant. She peppers the chapters with stories, poignant quotations, and references to Jesus’ words and example."
—John van Bemmel, author, Prayers about Everyday Stuff,
coauthor, 100 Prayers for Making Faith Connections

Author Bio

Sr. Melannie Svoboda, SND, is a popular speaker and workshop leader as well as the author of six books. She is the former provincial superior of the Sisters of Notre Dame in Chardon, Ohio.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask a Question

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review


Ask a Question

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.