Angels and saints. Catholics tend to think of them as different from the rest of us. They’re cast in plaster or simpering on a holy card, performing miracles with superhero strength, or playing a harp in highest heaven.
The Catholic for a Reason series presents the biblical foundation of Church teaching through the wisdom and experience of today’s best apologists and scholars. Essential matters of faith—God’s plan of salvation, the Church, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mass, the Sacrament of Matrimony, and Catholic identity—are examined through the lens of Scripture to provide fresh insight and understanding for today’s Catholics.
Long before the New Testament was a document, it was a sacrament. Jesus called the Eucharist by the name Christians subsequently gave to the latter books of the Holy Bible. It was the "New Covenant," the "New Testament," in his blood. Christians later extended the phrase to cover the books produced by the apostles and their companions; but they did so because these were the books that could be read at Mass.
In Covenant and Communion: The Biblical Theology of Benedict XVI, Dr. Scott Hahn, offers a probing look at Pope Benedict XVI's biblical theology and provides a clear and concise introduction to his life and work.
Why were the early Christians willing to die to protect a single iota of the creed? Why have the Judeans, Romans, and Persians—among others—seen the Christian creed as a threat to the established social order? In The Creed: Professing the Faith Through the Ages, bestselling author Dr. Scott Hahn recovers and conveys the creed's revolutionary character.
That's a fact. To be a Christian is to be an evangelizer. When the Catholic Church calls us to a "New Evangelization," that's simply a reminder to us of what has always been true. The good news is: you can do it - you can evangelize - and Scott Hahn shows you how.
In A Father Who Keeps His Promises: God's Covenant Love in Scripture, Scott Hahn explores the 'covenant love' God reveals to us through the Scriptures, and explains how God patiently reaches out to us to restore us into relationship with his divine Family.
In First Comes Love: Finding Your Family in the Church and the Trinity, Scott Hahn delves into the Gospels to showthat family terminology--words like brother, sister, mother, father, and home--dominates Jesus' speech and the writings of His first followers, and that these very worlds illuminate Christianity's central ideas.
In Hail Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God, Dr. Hahn brings to light the small but significant scriptural details revealing that just as Jesus is the "New Adam," so Mary is the "New Eve."
In Hope for Hard Times, Dr. Hahn provides a 30-minute read for when life is hard. God doesn't just take pity on us; He empowers us. We can use the Bible to deal with hard times, get over hard times, and even rejoice in hard times.
The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament brings together all of the books of the New Testament and the penetrating study tools developed by renowned Bible teachers Dr. Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch.
What could be more familiar than the Christmas story -- and yet what could be more extraordinary? The cast of characters is strange and exotic: shepherds and magicians, an emperor and a despot, angels, and a baby who is Almighty God. The strangeness calls for an explanation, and this book provides it by examining the characters and the story in light of the biblical and historical context.
Scott Hahn views the author of Chronicles as the first biblical theologian. Chronicles offers the first attempt to understand and interpret the entire sweep of Old Testament history from the creation of the world to the Israelites' return from exile.
Kinship by Covenant: A Canonical Approach to the Fulfillment of God's saving Promises is a deeply researched and thoughtful book in which Scott Hahn shows how covenant, as an overarching theme, makes possible a coherent reading of the diverse traditions found within the canonical scriptures.
Each time we celebrate the Mass we enter into the heavenly liturgy which is so powerfully and beautifully described in the Book of Revelation. The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth, will help you understand the Book of Revelation in light of the Mass.
With this new companion book to The Lamb's Supper, readers—both individuals and groups—now have everything they need to further deepen their engagement with, understanding of, and enthusiasm for Catholicism’s central and defining Sacrament, the Eucharist.
In Letter and Spirit: From Written Text to Living Word in the Liturgy, Dr. Hahn continues his thoughtful exploration of the complex relationship between the Bible and the Catholic liturgy and offers insights into what the Bible teaches us about living the spiritual life.
In Living the Mysteries: A Guide for Unfinished Christians, authors Scott Hahn and Mike Aquilina providethe wisdom and insights of: St. Ambrose, St. Augustine, St. Basil, St. Clement of Alexandria, St. Cyril of Jerusalem, St. Gregory of Nyssa, St. John Chrysostom, and St. Leo the Great.
In Many Are Called, Dr. Hahn encourages Catholics around the world to renew their focus on the sacred role of the Catholic priest. He examines the biblical and historical roots of the priesthood to explain the centrality of the priest in the life of the Church.
St. Paul was a thinker, a pastor, a missionary, a revolutionary, and a martyr. In A Pocket Guide to Saint Paul, author Scott Hahn provides the reader with a handy, yet thorough, guide to the life of St. Pauland his message.
Using straightforward, accessible language, A Pocket Guide to the Bible explains the nuts and bolts of the Bible--how it came to be, the types of literature found within it, and the thrust of each book--in a handy, yet thorough, way that demystifies the Bible and simplifies understanding.
In Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain, and Defend the Catholic Faith, Scott Hahn unravels mysteries, corrects misunderstandings, and offers thoughtful, straightforward responses to common objections about the Catholic faith.
In Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism, Scott Hahn and his wife Kimberly share their moving testimony of the grace and the trials that led Scott, in 1986, and Kimberly, in 1990, from Presbyterianism to the Catholic Church.
Scripture and the Mystery of Marriage and Family LIfe explores the scriptural basis for the Catholic understanding of marriage. Join Scott and Kimberly Hahn, Mike Aquilina, and ten other well-known Catholic authors — along with their spouses — as they present solid Biblical testimony to the joys, struggles and the sanctity found in the sacrament of Marriage.
Scripture and the Mystery of the Family of God explains the teachings of the Catholic Church in a way that allows the reader to see the "big picture:" our heavenly Father's loving plan to save us. It presents God the Father's plan as the "family plan" revealed by Christ.
What is the “Catholic” approach to interpreting the Bible? What makes for good, sound biblical scholarship? Drawing from such exemplary scholars of Scripture as Saint Thomas Aquinas, Saint Josemaría Escrivá, and Cardinal Ratzinger, Scott Hahn in Scripture Matters: Essays on Reading the Bible From the Heart of the Church, answers questions on historical criticism, the Real Presence, and the place of Scripture in Catholic teaching.
In Signs of Life: 40 Catholic Customs and Their Biblical Roots, Dr. Scott Hahn guides readers through the Catholic Church's rites, customs, and traditional prayers. From the Rosary to the use of Holy Water -- from infant Baptism to praying with icons -- Dr. Hahn helps you to discover the deep biblical and historical roots of each practice.
In Spirit and Life: Essays on Interpreting the Bible in Ordinary Time, Scott Hahn presents selected essays that provide fresh insights into important biblical themes. Covering diverse topics such as Pope Benedict's Scripture-based teachings, the "liturgical sense" of God's Word, and a biblical approach to the “Pentecostal” phenomena, Hahn shows that Scripture is not a dead letter but a great, living gift from God. Indeed, it is “spirit and life” to those who will unwrap and embrace it.
In Understanding "Our Father:" Biblical Reflections on the Lord's Prayer , Scott Hahn describes the nature and importance of prayer by drawing on the experiences of his own journey of faith and the teachings of the Church Fathers.
In Understanding the Scriptures: A Complete Course on Bible Study, Dr. Scott Hahn presents a Catholic approach to Scripture, highlighting the theme of covenant. Tracing a path through salvation history, the book explains the various parts of the Bible and the importance of each part.