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How do you let the Spirit work in you to bear good fruit when you’re dealing with the never-ending drama of social media, a frustrating coworker, or the aggravating next-door neighbor? How do you stop letting stress and anger take control of your life?
Using the nine fruits of the Spirit as a guide, bestselling author Gary Zimak will help you free yourself from anger and stress to find peace and to live the life God has planned for you.
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness,gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law” Galatians 5:22–23.
In Let Go of Anger and Stress!, Catholic author and self-proclaimed expert worrier Gary Zimak reminds us that the Holy Spirit is gifted to us by God in Baptism and strengthened in Confirmation. Because of that precious gift, we have everything we need to produce Christ-like fruit in our lives. And it’s by those fruits that we will be judged at the end of our lives. “No good fruit = no heaven,” Zimak writes.
Zimak shares his own story of overcoming destructive habits that caused anger, drama, and stress by allowing the Holy Spirit to work in his life. Throughout this practical and engaging book, you will discover
· step-by-step guidance for growing each of the nine fruits of the Spirit in your own life;
· “Remember,” “Reflect,” and “Respond” prompts that will help you to develop new habits and attitudes; and
· prayers to help you take your next steps under the Holy Spirit’s guidance.
A Note From the Publisher
“There’s a Holy Spirit–led shift happening in our Church when it comes to discussing mental health and wellness, and Gary Zimak has entered that discussion with thoughtfulness and compassion. Filled with great ideas, questions for contemplation, and an open and vulnerable spirit, Let Go of Anger and Stress! is a blessing to those of us who often feel like we need to move toward God’s peace but don't know where to start.”
Creator of the St. Dymphna’s Playbook podcast
“Gary Zimak’s relatable and disarming style makes this take on the Fruits of the Spirit an engaging resource for anyone who wants to cultivate the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Words such as love, joy, and peace are tossed around so often that the meaning is often lost; Gary gets to the heart of them with simple, practical, and profound reflections on how to live as disciples of Jesus. A great read for personal or group study!”
Cohost of The Son Rise Morning Show
Producer of The Journey Home
“This book is a strong call to each of us to follow the Lord more closely every day as he forms us into his likeness. Candor, wisdom, and practical, doable steps mark this book. Humor and love resonate through every page. Well done!”
Sr. Ann Shields, S.G.L.
Catholic speaker, author, and host of Food for the Journey
“Let Go of Anger and Stress! is a read worthy of your time and investment. Who wouldn’t want to experience this transformation? This book can make a difference in your life.”
Author of God Loves You and There’s Nothing You Can Do about It
“When I read Gary Zimak, I feel like I’m sitting in his living room sharing a cup of coffee and good conversation. His honesty and homespun wisdom are so refreshing. If you struggle with anger and stress (and who among us doesn’t?), sit back and relax with Gary and be transformed!”
Host of Seize the Day
“Gary Zimak’s book is clear and well written. He writes about the Holy Spirit, not in celestial terms, but in practical, everyday, real life terms. Reading this book will illumine you with grace and change you!”
Fr. Cedric Pisegna, C.P.
Speaker, author, and TV host