favorite Scott Hahn


#1

Hi,
I have never read anything by Scott Hahn until recently. It was an article on Purgatory. I realized after reading it, I still have a very Protestant way of looking at things. I am looking for a new book to read and decided Scott Hahn would probably be a good choice since he has not forgotten that Protestant outlook but is very much Catholic.

If you had to choose only one of his books, which one would it be and why?

Thanks.


#2

Read ''Rome Sweet Home". It traces Dr. Hahn’s travels from protestantism to Catholicism. He lays it all out and proves every reason for his conversion.


#3

I have never read any of Scott Hahns books but I have heard that “The Lambs Supper” is a good book.


#4

Hail Holy Queen is my favourite.


#5

[quote=jimmy]I have never read any of Scott Hahns books but I have heard that “The Lambs Supper” is a good book.
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This book is incredible and I too would recommend it above all others. Second, I would recommend A Father Who Keeps His Promises as well.

God Bless…


#6

[quote=MariaG]Hi,
I have never read anything by Scott Hahn until recently. It was an article on Purgatory. I realized after reading it, I still have a very Protestant way of looking at things. I am looking for a new book to read and decided Scott Hahn would probably be a good choice since he has not forgotten that Protestant outlook but is very much Catholic.

If you had to choose only one of his books, which one would it be and why?

Thanks.
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I’d have to recomment “The Lamb’s Supper”. It makes the Mass come alive and opens your eyes as to how very scriptural it is!

In Christ,
Nancy :slight_smile:


#7

“Rome Sweet Home” is a good start, because it shows you where he was coming from, where he was headed, and his thought process along the way. Also, the alternating chapters by Scott and Kimberly show their differing paths on this journey.

Another good book along this same line is “Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic”, by David B. Currie because it shows his thought process in journeying from Evangelical to Catholic.


#8

every Catholic should read the Lamb’s Supper, you will never again be bored at Mass, and you will never again get sucked into those “Left Behind” discussions once you understand the real meaning of the book of Revelation.


#9

My favorite Scott Hahn is the one that teaches in Steubenville :slight_smile:


#10

I think I have read all of Hahn’s books. They are all great reading. But, the “Lamb’s Supper” is destined to be a classic. I have read it three times and own two or three copies.

I cannot recommend it highly enough. You can spend a few hours just thinking about the cover art alone. :slight_smile:

After reading it and doing further research to confirm what he was saying, it became clear that I could no longer remain a Protestant.

“Rome Sweet Home” is good reading, but did not impact my life like “Lamb’s Supper.”


#11

[quote=Catholic4aReasn]I’d have to recomment “The Lamb’s Supper”. It makes the Mass come alive and opens your eyes as to how very scriptural it is!

In Christ,
Nancy :slight_smile:
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This would be my recommendation and for similar reasons. Annunciata:)


#12

I think I have read all of Hahn’s books. They are all great reading. But, the “Lamb’s Supper” is destined to be a classic. I have read it three times and own two or three copies.

I cannot recommend it highly enough. You can spend a few hours just thinking about the cover art alone. :slight_smile:

After reading it and doing further research to confirm what he was saying, it became clear that I could no longer remain a Protestant.

“Rome Sweet Home” is good reading, but did not impact my life like “Lamb’s Supper.”


#13

[quote=puzzleannie]every Catholic should read the Lamb’s Supper, you will never again be bored at Mass, and you will never again get sucked into those “Left Behind” discussions once you understand the real meaning of the book of Revelation.
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Hi puzzleannie,
How do you understand the book of Revelation?
Christ be with you
walk in love
edwinGhttp://forums.catholic.com/images/icons/icon7.gif


#14

Thank you all. The Lambs Supper seems to be the winner.

If anyone checks back, feel free to answer Edwin’s question. I do not have a clear Catholic understanding of Revelation so I guess this book will be a huge help for me. (Lots of Protestant Bible Studies of the left behind kind of theology, but nothing else.)

You might need to start a new thread, Edwin. I am not sure how many will check back to this thread given the title.

Thanks Again,
Maria


#15

Apparently, reading “The Lamb’s Supper” will help with Edwin’s question.


#16

Maria,

Only read a couple (one of which is Lamb’s Supper), but I was blown away by “Swear to God” on the sacraments.

It really pulled it all together in a way that makes so much sense.

We (church small group) recently had a discussion on the sacraments and I parrotted alot of Scott’s stuff and eyes were wide and the room was quiet.

Exactly how I felt when I read it!!!


#17

[quote=edwinG]Hi puzzleannie,
How do you understand the book of Revelation?
Christ be with you
walk in love
edwinGhttp://forums.catholic.com/images/icons/icon7.gif
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I understand it as a complex and misunderstood book of the Bible which would require a thorough bible study outside the scope of this forum, and also off the topic of this thread. I recommend beginning with The Lamb’s Supper for the basic Catholic understanding of John’s vision of heaven. Revelation should be the last book of the bible tackled, after a thorough grounding in Salvation History–A Father Who keeps His Promises is my next favort Scott Hahn book. One should not tackle Revelation until you have a thorough knowledge of the apocalyptic books of the OT Daniel, Ezekieal , and Zechariah, their context in the OT and in history.


#18

Mr Hahn is VERY liberal with his interpretations and he does not consult with the magnistarium before sending his books off to press. Many of the things Hahn writes of, are simply not true and no church father ever taught such fantasy.

Such as Mary being the New ark of the covenant and Mary being addressed as Queen of Heaven. This is dangerous. Why? Because when a maverick writes and prints books, outside what the church ALREADY has presented, then one influences thousands if not a million readers into false truths. Stick with the CCC and William Jurgens’ 3 volume work of “The Faith of the Early Fathers”.

Ron from Ohio


#19

I also vote for Rome Sweet Home, but I thought some sections could be written with greater clarity. Crossing the Tiber is said to also be an excellent book, but I have not yet started it. Karl Keating’s Catholicism and Fundamentalism is a really good look at the differences between the Catholic and Protestant views. I disagree with the broad brush he uses to assert that all Protestants believe that once saved always saved, though. That just isn’t the case…


#20

[quote=rarndt01]…
Such as Mary being the New ark of the covenant and Mary being addressed as Queen of Heaven. …

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I’m sorry, but these are implied also by the Early Fathers. If Christ is the King and Mary His Mother, thes she is the Queen-Mother (prefigured in King Solomon and Queen-Mother Bethseba). No need of any complex logical gymnastics.


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