By Scott Hahn
Angels and saints. Catholics are inclined to ponder them as different from the remainder of us. They’re forged in plaster or simpering on a holy card, appearing miracles with superhero power, or enjoying a harp in optimum heaven.
Yet they're very with reference to us in each means. during this full of life e-book, Scott Hahn dispels the fake notions and concrete legends humans use to maintain the saints at a secure distance. in truth 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 on the planet. The prayers of the saints and angels upward push to God, within the e-book of Revelation, just like the candy aroma of incense.
Dr. Hahn tells the tales of numerous saints (and a number of angels too) in a manner that’s clean and new. The saints are religious giants yet with flesh-and-blood truth. they've got robust, holy ambitions—and robust temptations and competition that needs to be triumph over. Their tales are remarkable and but standard adequate to inspire us to dwell 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 varied from each other as human lives might 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 stay in heaven. we have to be extra just like the saints if we wish to stay in heaven sometime. Dr. Hahn indicates us that our heavenly lifestyles can start now.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Angels and Saints: A Biblical Guide to Friendship with God's Holy Ones by Scott Hahn