Angels and Saints: A Biblical Guide to Friendship with God's by Scott Hahn

By Scott Hahn

Angels and saints. Catholics are inclined to contemplate them as different from the remainder of us. They’re solid in plaster or simpering on a holy card, appearing miracles with superhero energy, or taking part in a harp in optimum heaven.

Yet they're very on the subject of us in each method. during this vigorous e-book, Scott Hahn dispels the fake notions and concrete legends humans use to maintain the saints at a secure distance. as a matter of fact that Jesus Christ has united heaven and earth in an in depth communion. Drawing deeply from Scripture, Dr. Hahn indicates 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 thrust to God, within the ebook 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 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 robust temptations and competition that has to be triumph over. Their tales are striking and but universal adequate to inspire 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 various 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 reside in heaven. we have to be extra just like the saints if we wish to dwell in heaven sometime. Dr. Hahn exhibits us that our heavenly existence can start now.

It must.

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