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Angels and Saints - A Biblical Guide to Friendship With God's Holy Ones

Scott Hahn

Angels 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. Yet 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. Dr. Hahn tells the stories of several saints (and several angels too) 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 and yet familiar enough to motivate us to live more beautiful lives. In this telling of their story, the saints are neither otherworldly nor this-worldly. They exemplify the integrated life that every Christian is called to live. Still, 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. Only saints will live in heaven. We need to be more like the saints if we want to live in heaven someday. Dr. Hahn shows us that our heavenly life can begin now. It must. From the Hardcover edition.

Angels 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. Yet 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. Dr. Hahn tells the stories of several saints (and several angels too) 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 and yet familiar enough to motivate us to live more beautiful lives. In this telling of their story, the saints are neither otherworldly nor this-worldly. They exemplify the integrated life that every Christian is called to live. Still, 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. Only saints will live in heaven. We need to be more like the saints if we want to live in heaven someday. Dr. Hahn shows us that our heavenly life can begin now. It must. From the Hardcover edition.
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Angels 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. Yet 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. Dr. Hahn tells the stories of several saints (and several angels too) 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 and yet familiar enough to motivate us to live more beautiful lives. In this telling of their story, the saints are neither otherworldly nor this-worldly. They exemplify the integrated life that every Christian is called to live. Still, 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. Only saints will live in heaven. We need to be more like the saints if we want to live in heaven someday. Dr. Hahn shows us that our heavenly life can begin now. It must. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

4h 21m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:29


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

00:26