Breath of God

Breath of God

Living a Life Led by the Holy Spirit 

Author: Dave Pivonka, T.O.R.

Price: $14.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 160

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-580-8

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: October 30, 2015

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Drawing on more than thirty years of ministry experience, Father Dave Pivonka, T.O.R., walks readers through a new way of relating to the Holy Spirit by sharing personal encounters, including an experience that changed his life. What he learned along the way will lead readers to have their own unique encounter and discover the joy of living a life moved by the Spirit.

Catholics know God as their father and Jesus as their friend, yet most bypass the third person of the Holy Trinity in their spiritual lives. In this essential guide for those who want to recognize and receive the Holy Spirit, Franciscan priest Dave Pivonka takes readers on his journey as a twenty-something Catholic encountering the Holy Spirit and Charismatic movement for the first time.

Breath of God: Living a Life Led by the Holy Spirit dives into the scriptures that convinced Pivonka to pursue a life in the Spirit and shows readers how God’s Spirit is present and active in everyday life. Pivonka’s experience and compelling stories of faith from the lives of those to whom he ministers demonstrate how receiving the Holy Spirit allows the love between the Father and the Son, which animated Jesus’ life on earth, to pour into the hearts of God’s people.

Features & Benefits

  • Rev. Dave Pivonka is a highly sought-after speaker and host at conferences and parishes worldwide. His full-time ministry focus is to preach and evangelize in large-group settings.
  • Pivonka is well-known among young Catholics and is active in the Charismatic movement. He serves on the board of Renewal Ministries with prolific Catholic authors such as Ralph Martin.


"The adventure of a lifetime."

"In Breath of God, Rev. Dave Pivonka invites us to open our lives more fully to the Holy Spirit. He promises us the adventure of a lifetime—led by the Spirit in wonderful, unexpected ways, guided to right choices, empowered to endure trials, healed of emotional turmoil, gifted for daily life and service, and much more. In each chapter, Fr. Dave shows us how to encounter the Spirit, come to know him better, and put his graces into action. Breath of God will bring you an exciting and joyful experience of the Holy Spirit—I urge you to read it."

Bert Ghezzi
Author of The Heart of Catholicism


"Rev. Dave Pivonka’s reflections on the Holy Spirit are refreshing. One cannot say enough about the third person of the Blessed Trinity, who is the Mystery of the Mystery. This Mystery is a person who encounters us in the grace of the moment."

Most Rev. Sam Jacobs
Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux

"Read this book."

"If you want your life to become a new adventure, read this book."

Chris Stefanick
Founder and president of Real Life Catholic

"I can’t think of a better guide to introduce you to the Holy Spirit."

"I have witnessed Fr. Dave living under the action and inspiration of the Holy Spirit for more than twenty years. I can’t think of a better guide to introduce you to the person and power of the Holy Spirit."

Mark Berchem
Founder and president of NET Ministries

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