Paperback: 124 pages
Publisher: Servant (October 24, 2012)
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Scott Hahn, a professor of theology and founder and director of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is well known for his teaching, preaching, and writing. In this book of Lenten reflections, he begins with the Father's original covenant with us at creation, "a sacred family bond and a loving communion of trust and obedience that we have broken." Jesus, by his self-offering of the Eucharist and his death on the cross, instituted a new covenant.One of Hahn's goals in this daily guide for Lent is to "show how much practical wisdom the Bible contains for the ordinary believer" by emphasizing the themes of covenant and family, which "touch us right where we live."The reflections follow the Israelites through the Old Testament, time and again losing their way, falling into sin, and "we see God the Father full of compassion and ever ready to meet their needs." As he writes of the Chosen People's 400 years of slavery, Hahn observes that God "uses adversity to demonstrate his love and power," proving that nothing can interfere with his resolve to keep his covenant with the human family.In the Palm Sunday reflection, Hahn takes us back to his days as a seminarian studying for the Presbyterian ministry. The story, set in 1982, recalls his favorite minister delivering a sermon on Jesus' cry of "It is finished" on Calvary.To Hahn, who later converted to Catholicism, the phrase meant that our redemption, our salvation was complete. The preacher, an exceptional Scripture scholar, had determined that this popular interpretation could not be correct, though he, himself, had found no acceptable alternative. For the next 10 months, Hahn searched key biblical passages, paying special attention to of the Jewish Passover liturgy. He learned that at the Last Supper, Jesus did not complete the ritual. He did not drink "the fourth cup," in the upper room, but in its place, took the sour wine offered to him on the cross.
I purchased this book for this past Lent. I was happily impressed by Scott Hahn's writings. He kept everything based to Scripture. I was able to reflect and he helps with that as well. I wouldn't classify it as a Lenten Reflection book at all, i know I will go back to it throughout the year. Scott gave details that I wasn't aware of which brought growth. He listed Scripture readings to refer for extra reflection.He wrote it in every day English and I didn't have to look up words!! Great plus there. I had it on my Kindle and my Ipad so no matter where I was I was able to access!!! I was very excited about the material he used. I don't often give a 5 rating but this definitely deserves five stars! Thank you Scott Hahn!!!!
Another very good book from Scott Hahn. There were great readings, a prayer, and my favorite part was at the end of each day it gave you something to think about and work on yourself. I plan on reading it again for Lent next year.
I thought this was a very good Lenten reflection. Every day you have a scripture passage. Commentary, incite and reflection on the passage. It finished off with things to think about how this passage reflects on your life and ends up with a prayer. I found this to be beneficial for my lenten prayers.
I have read works of many spiritual writers but have never read anything by Mr. Hahn. After reading some reviews of this book I decided to purchase it for Lenten reading/reflection. While I like the simple, short format for daily reflections I was hoping for a deeper, guided book for Lent. I would read something else by Hahn because he has an approachable writing style.
Another Great blessing from Scott Hahn! Daily tidbits to reflect on the whole day. I frequently incorporate little sippets in the teachings and presentations to share with others. Scott walks his journey well and as always reminds others what a great God we have.
Celebrated Catholic apologist, theologian, professor, writer and speaker, Dr. Scott Hahn illuminates the mind, heart and soul of the reader as the book takes us through the daily reflections of the Lenten season. Highly recommended reading.
Scott Haun has writen another excellent book. If you are interested in learning more about what sacrifice can do for you and how the Love of the Father is waiting for you, get the book and enjoy it with the help of the Holy Spirit.
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