In his Living the Fruit of the Spirit: Lessons from
Barney Rubble, Christian writer and Psychologist Dr. Kevin Fontaine demonstrates that Barney Rubble is an excellent
role model of how to live a happy, Spirit-Filled Life and shows the reader how we, too, can benefit from the lessons offered
by this fine example of a joyful and virtuous existence.
The core of the book involves the 9 spiritual gifts as described
by Saint Paul: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The book goes on
to give some insights into the nature of the Holy Spirit, how He enters our lives, and how that experience can change us for
the better. Dr. Fontaine also dissects each of the 9 Fruits of the Spirit and illustrates how they are exemplified in Barneys
attitude and behavior. Using personal anecdotes and examples from specific Flintstones episodes, Dr. Fontaine makes a strong
case that Barney Rubble is a fine example to emulate as we all try to become better people and secure for ourselves the type
of life we want; one filled with joy, peace, and contentment.
Disclaimer: Living the Fruit of the
Spirit: Lessons from Barney Rubble was not prepared, approved, licensed, or endorsed by any entity involved
in creating, producing, or marketing the character of Barney Rubble or the Flintstones Cartoon Series.