Swear to God
How the Sacraments Change Our Lives
By (author) Scott W. Hahn
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Swear to God by Scott W. Hahn
Book DescriptionThe most solemn, majestic, and beautiful gifts that Jesus Christ gave to the world are His sacraments. He endowed them with unprecedented and unparalleled power power to change lives, save souls, and share God s very life. The sacraments are the ordinary means by which God directs the course of each human life and all of world history. The Church celebrates seven sacraments: baptism, Eucharist, confirmation, matrimony, holy orders, confession, and anointing of the sick. Each was established by Jesus for the sake of salvation. When Jesus spoke of the sacraments, He made clear that they were essential: Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God (Jn 3:5) . . . unless you eat of the flesh of the Son of man and drink His blood, you have no life in you (Jn 6: 53). In "Swear to God," Dr. Scott Hahn explores the richness of Christ s sacraments their doctrine, history, symbols, and rituals. Drawing upon the Bible and the Church s tradition, he shows how God s covenants with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David became the driving forces in history. When Jesus came to fulfill all these covenants, He established a new covenant, with greater power than ever before. Christians are God s children now. Joined to Christ by baptism, we can already share in the eternal life of the Trinity, a life we hope to know fully in heaven. But heaven is with us, even now, in the sacraments."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780385509312
(221mm x 148mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Scott W. Hahn
Ignatius Catholic Study Bible - Judges and Ruth, Paperback (November 2014)
Providing insights by renowned Bible teachers, this book offers provide rich historical, cultural, geographical or theological information pertinent to the old testament and information that bridges the distance between the biblical world and our own. It also includes topical essays, word studies and charts.
Evangelizing Catholics, Paperback (March 2014)View all books by Scott W. Hahn
To be a Christian is to be an evangelizer. When the Catholic Church calls us to a "New Evangelization," that's simply a reminder us of what has always been true. The good news is: you can do it - you can evangelize - and Scott Hahn shows you how.
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Author Biography - Scott W. Hahn
SCOTT HAHN is professor of biblical theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He also holds the Cardinal Laghi Chair in Theology at the Pontifical College Josephinum. He is president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and director of the Institute of Applied Biblical Studies. An internationally renowned Catholic lecturer and theologian, he is the author of many books, including, most recently, "Lord, Have Mercy. "He lives in Steubenville, Ohio.
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