By Scott Hahn
Angels and saints. Catholics are inclined to reflect on them as different from the remainder of us. They’re forged in plaster or simpering on a holy card, acting miracles with superhero power, or taking part in a harp in optimum heaven.
Yet they're very as regards to us in each means. during this energetic booklet, Scott Hahn dispels the fake notions and concrete legends humans use to maintain the saints at a secure distance. the fact is 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 this planet. The prayers of the saints and angels upward thrust 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 non secular giants yet with flesh-and-blood fact. they've got robust, holy ambitions—and robust temptations and competition that has to be triumph over. Their tales are outstanding and but common adequate to inspire us to reside extra attractive 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 diverse from each other as human lives could 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 indicates us that our heavenly lifestyles can commence now.
It needs to.
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