By Scott Hahn
Angels and saints. Catholics are likely to consider 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 taking part in a harp in maximum heaven.
Yet they're very on the subject of us in each means. during this vigorous 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 in the world. The prayers of the saints and angels upward thrust to God, within the publication 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 manner that’s clean and new. The saints are religious giants yet with flesh-and-blood truth. they've got powerful, holy ambitions—and strong temptations and competition that needs to be triumph over. Their tales are striking and but everyday sufficient to encourage us to stay 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 diverse from each other as human lives will 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 dwell in heaven sometime. Dr. Hahn indicates us that our heavenly lifestyles can commence now.
It needs to.
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