By Scott Hahn
Angels and saints. Catholics are likely to consider them as different from the remainder of us. They’re solid in plaster or simpering on a holy card, appearing miracles with superhero power, or taking part in a harp in maximum heaven.
Yet they're very with reference to us in each approach. 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 actual 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 ebook of Revelation, just like the candy aroma of incense.
Dr. Hahn tells the tales of a number of saints (and numerous angels too) in a fashion that’s clean and new. The saints are non secular giants yet with flesh-and-blood truth. they've got robust, holy ambitions—and strong temptations and competition that needs to be triumph over. Their tales are notable and but conventional adequate to encourage us to reside extra appealing 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 termed to live.
Still, their lives are as diversified from each other as human lives may 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 reside in heaven sometime. Dr. Hahn indicates us that our heavenly lifestyles can commence now.
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