Yet they are very near to us in every way. In this lively audiobook, 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.
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By The Watchman on 23-10-15
Angels & Saints - I learned a lot - Fab!
What did you like most about Angels and Saints?
Really helped me understand the roles of angels & saints in our day-to-day life.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Angels and Saints?
The advice on speaking to our guardian angels and also to the guardian angels of our loved ones to help us in prayer.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
I enjoyed the chapter on Therese of Liseaux
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The chapters on the life of the saints - and also how the saints are involved in our lives today.
Any additional comments?
Scott Hahn reads it really well.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Deb Kastner on 06-12-14
Wonderful, thoughtful introduction to major saints
As a new Catholic I'm devouring all of Scott's books because they are both practical and theologically fulfilling. Some of his personal stories are sometimes rehashed as making points. iI prefer him reading his own books as he has a great speaking voice.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
By Erwin on 20-03-15
Truth revealed beautifully!! A very simple and very personal presentation of a not so popular truth. Very easy to listen to.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful