By Scott Hahn
Angels and saints. Catholics are inclined to examine them as different from the remainder of us. They’re forged in plaster or simpering on a holy card, acting miracles with superhero power, or taking part in a harp in maximum heaven.
Yet they're very as regards to us in each manner. during this full of life booklet, Scott Hahn dispels the fake notions and concrete legends humans use to maintain the saints at a secure distance. in fact that Jesus Christ has united heaven and earth in an in depth 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 on the planet. The prayers of the saints and angels upward push to God, within the booklet of Revelation, just like the candy aroma of incense.
Dr. Hahn tells the tales of numerous saints (and numerous angels too) in a manner that’s clean and new. The saints are religious giants yet with flesh-and-blood truth. they've got powerful, holy ambitions—and robust temptations and competition that needs to be triumph over. Their tales are striking and but standard adequate to inspire us to reside extra attractive lives. during this telling in their tale, the saints are neither otherworldly nor this-worldly. They exemplify the built-in lifestyles that each Christian is named to live.
Still, their lives are as varied from each other as human lives could be. Dr. Hahn indicates 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 dwell in heaven. we have to be extra just like the saints if we wish to dwell in heaven sometime. Dr. Hahn exhibits us that our heavenly lifestyles can commence now.
From the Hardcover edition.
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