Monday, September 27, 2010

A Review of "Your Personal Apostolate" by Ellen Gable Hrkach

Your Personal Apostolate: Accepting and Sharing the Love of God
Michele Elena Bondi
Joseph Karl Publishing

“God is at work in you,” says Michele Elena Bondi, author of Your Personal Apostolate: Accepting and Sharing the Love of God. She continues...“Each of us has a personal apostolate or a mission, that we fulfill throughout the course of our apostolate begins the moment a person is created and comes to fruition over time...Our mission is fulfilled in every moment...critical to our success is our willingness to accept, return and share the Love of God.”

With such philosophies, this book has the potential of touching many hearts with its message of service and love (and I’m certain it already has).

Each chapter begins with a relevant and beautiful biblical quote, then a teaching, followed by a personal reflection (including the author’s experiences with family life, a difficult divorce and the traumatic story of how she happens upon the scene of an accident) and finally, information and questions for the reader. The chapters include essential topics such as “We Are Loved,” “Following the Holy Family,” “Accepting God’s Love,” Loving God Back,” “Sharing Jesus’s Passion,” and many more.

This wonderful book is filled with so many great quotes, not only from Scripture but from saints and others as well as from the author herself: “Before each of us was even born, we already began impacting the lives of others...” is so true and really is the basis for the respect and love of human life from the moment of conception. Fr. John Hardon’s quote “No human act is sterile. We are writing history for eternity,” is one of the many other powerful quotes the author utilizes.

I highly recommend this wonderful, inspiring and beautiful book to everyone, but most especially to those who wish to understand their own personal apostolate or mission.

Copyright 2010 Ellen Gable Hrkach

Thank you, Ellen, for writing a review of the book. God is at work in you!!