In A Father Who Keeps His Promises, the popular Catholic apologist Scott Hahn focuses on the “big picture” of Scripture: God’s plan in making and keeping covenants with us throughout salvation history—despite our faults and shortcomings—so that we might live as the family of God.
©1998 Scott Hahn, Ph.D. (P)2005 St. Anthony Messenger Press
"I know of no more authentically biblical, more reliably Catholic, or more exciting theologian in the world today than Scott Hahn." (Peter Kreeft, Professor of Philosophy, Boston College)
Yes. It is informative and encouraging. It is also a great study of salvation history from a Catholic perspective.
Not likely. The one negative about the book is that the reader just didn't seem all that interested in what he was reading. The beginning was especially difficult to listen to and then the performance got a bit better, then flat, then better - I think you get the idea.
No. The subject matter needed time to digest.
Dr. Hahn has a great talent in writing in that he can make heady theology approachable to all levels. When he speaks he is very engaging. Publishers of audio books should take better care in matching readers to the authors.
This book top them all when it comes to understanding God's Will in the Old Testament.
How Scott simplifies everything that I at first found difficult to comprehend.
No matter how much God's people betrayed Him, He always stood by them and even gave them Him only Son.
Many Christians know the New Testament and are bewildered or confused by the Old Testament. Scott Hahn simplifies the Old Testament and makes it so easy to understand the connections with the New Testament. Thank you Scott Hahn!
Listening to Scott Hahn's explanation and understanding of man's relationship with God through His covenants through time.
I like Star Wars, Foundation series, Redwall Series, Bloody Jack series, and westerns for fiction. In nonfiction, I like books about Catholic theology, American history and government, and economics.
Scott Hahn introduces the Old Testament by pointing out how it is the story of God's creation of man, his promise of salvation, and how despite man constantly straying from God through sin and infidelity, God always keeps his promise to man and stays with him.
If you like this book, you will also like Peter Kreeft's "You Too Can Read The Bible". This book (Hahn's) focuses more on the beginning of the Bible and goes deeper here. Kreeft's book gives a brief overview of just about every book in the Bible, but not in as much detail. Both reveal underlying themes that made the Bible more understandable and meaningful to me, showing how history is really "His Story", the story of God's love for man, His invitation to eternal life, and what happens when we go astray.
This book would make an excellent companion to a Bible study on Genesis, Exodus, and some of the early books of the Bible.
More often than not God is portrayed as a judge in a courtroom just waiting to condemn us. But God is love....right? In "A Father Who Keeps His Promuses" Scott Hahn shows how all of God's actions throughout salvation history are actions of love....of a loving God who is a true Father to His creation....to His people....to us! So often the question is asked...."How could a loving God have allowed that to happen." This book gives the answer.
Scott has a wonderful way of explaining what he has learned in his walk with God. When he has a thought or eye opening experience he follows it through for it seems to bring him to more answers to other questions.
His love of scripture comes out in the books that he writes and the way he explains is never boring. You feel his enthusiasm .
Excellent content but the reading is a bit monotonous and not converstational. So at times I dozed off.
how the crucifixion was the 4th cup and consummation of the Passover Seder.
Read the book like he was talking to someone. Not just reading it to himself aloud. Monotonous at times.
Very good solid Christian teaching that will motiviate you to live in a more Christ Like way.
Scott Hahn is an excellent author, bringing the Truth of the true Christian faith, the Catholic Church to so many. I too, am an ex-Protestant, learning to put behind me so much misinformation I was feed as a Baptist. Misinformation that's sole purpose was to create division and strife in Christ's body.
This book came to me at a perfect time when I needed reassurance of Gods promises most earnestly. A year ago my wife left me, at that time God made me a few promises. Some have come to be, others seem very, very unlikely. At this time, I am living with a friend, my car is broken (serious engine problems) and I am without a way to get to my job that I have had nine years. My situation seems desperate, but I'm holding on to Gods promises with the the help of this book. God Bless! :)
Dr Hahn is certainly one of the best catholic writers of our time... This book gives in a very accesible manner maybe the best explanation I have read about the history of salvation. The way he frames the old and new testament under the same mercy of God, allows any christian (or person of goodwill) to get new insights of how and why God loves us. Dr Hahn uses the same catholic teachings that has been part of the tradition of the church, but applying a great knowledge of history, unbelievable common sense and the best possible writting style... the listener will not be able to stop for hours
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