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.
they are very near to us in every way. In this lively book, Scott Hahn dispels
the false notions and urban legends people use to keep the saints at a safe
distance. The truth is that Jesus Christ has united heaven and earth in a close
communion. Drawing deeply from Scripture, Dr. Hahn shows that the hosts of
heaven surround the earthly church as a “great cloud of witnesses.” The martyrs
cry out from heaven’s altar begging for justice on the earth. The prayers
of the saints and angels rise to God, in the Book of Revelation, like the sweet
aroma of incense.
Hahn tells the stories of several saints—and several angels—in a way that’s
fresh and new. The saints are spiritual giants but with flesh-and-blood
reality. They have strong, holy ambitions—and powerful temptations and
opposition that must be overcome. Their stories are amazing yet familiar enough
to motivate us to live more beautiful lives. In this telling of their story,
the saints are neither otherworldly nor worldly. They exemplify the integrated
life that every Christian is called to live.
their lives are as different from one another as human lives can be. Dr. Hahn
shows the heavenly church in all its kaleidoscopic diversity—from Moses to
Mary, Augustine to Therese, and the first century to the last century.
saints will live in heaven. Dr. Hahn shows us that our heavenly life can begin
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