By Scott Hahn
Angels and saints. Catholics are likely to give some thought to them as different from the remainder of us. They’re forged in plaster or simpering on a holy card, acting miracles with superhero energy, or taking part in a harp in optimum heaven.
Yet they're very with reference to us in each means. during this vigorous ebook, 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 thrust 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 fashion that’s clean and new. The saints are religious giants yet with flesh-and-blood fact. they've got robust, holy ambitions—and strong temptations and competition that has to be triumph over. Their tales are notable and but normal sufficient 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 termed to live.
Still, their lives are as various from each other as human lives may 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 reside 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 start now.
From the Hardcover edition.
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