By Scott Hahn
Angels and saints. Catholics are likely to give some thought to them as different from the remainder of us. They’re solid in plaster or simpering on a holy card, acting miracles with superhero energy, or enjoying a harp in maximum heaven.
Yet they're very just about us in each method. during this full of life ebook, Scott Hahn dispels the fake notions and concrete legends humans use to maintain the saints at a secure distance. in point of fact that Jesus Christ has united heaven and earth in a detailed communion. Drawing deeply from Scripture, Dr. Hahn exhibits that the hosts of heaven encompass the earthly Church as a "great cloud of witnesses." The martyrs cry out from heaven’s altar begging for justice in the world. The prayers of the saints and angels upward push to God, within the publication of Revelation, just like the candy aroma of incense.
Dr. Hahn tells the tales of a number of saints (and a number of angels too) in a manner that’s clean and new. The saints are non secular giants yet with flesh-and-blood fact. they've got robust, holy ambitions—and robust temptations and competition that has to be conquer. Their tales are extraordinary and but ordinary adequate to encourage us to stay extra appealing lives. during this telling in their tale, the saints are neither otherworldly nor this-worldly. They exemplify the built-in existence that each Christian is named to live.
Still, their lives are as various from each other as human lives might be. Dr. Hahn exhibits the heavenly Church in all its kaleidoscopic diversity—from Moses to Mary, Augustine to Therese, and the 1st century to the final century.
Only saints will stay in heaven. we have to be extra just like the saints if we wish to dwell in heaven sometime. Dr. Hahn indicates us that our heavenly lifestyles can start now.
From the Hardcover edition.
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