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Angels and Saints Audiobook

Angels and Saints: A Biblical Guide to Friendship with God's Holy Ones

Angels and saints. Catholics tend to think of them as different from the rest of us. They're cast in plaster or simpering on a holy card, performing miracles with superhero strength, or playing a harp in highest heaven.

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".

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Angels and saints. Catholics tend to think of them as different from the rest of us. They're cast in plaster or simpering on a holy card, performing miracles with superhero strength, or playing a harp in highest heaven.

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.

It must.

©2014 Scott Hahn (P)2014 Random House

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    Deb Kastner Colorado 12-06-14
    Deb Kastner Colorado 12-06-14 Member Since 2014

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    "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.

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    Erwin 03-20-15
    Erwin 03-20-15
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    "Awesome truth!!!"

    Truth revealed beautifully!! A very simple and very personal presentation of a not so popular truth. Very easy to listen to.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    D. Koenig 01-05-15
    D. Koenig 01-05-15
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    "Not what I expected"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I'm not sure about changing the book. I just thought it would tell the stories of some of the Saints but it did not. Its not that kind of book.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It wasn't interesting to me.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No, but it wouldn't translate into a movie either.


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    JK Sanchez 10-04-15
    JK Sanchez 10-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A must read"

    I loved it! Brilliantly written and narrated. Educational and inspiring. I recommended this book on Facebook!

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    Vanessa 08-25-15
    Vanessa 08-25-15
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    "Be a saint!"

    Loved this quick glimpse at the saints. Several new quotes to live by emerged from these pages!

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    LaudablyLizzy 08-20-15
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    "Great for new Catholics"

    I was just brought into the church at Easter (2015) and with a very strong Protestant background have really benefited from Dr. Hahn's writing.
    Thank you!!

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    Matthew W Arndt 07-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book...enjoyed"

    I believe the book to be well written and thought provoking. The author does a great job reading. Highly recommended...

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    JPL Colorado 05-23-15
    JPL Colorado 05-23-15
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    "Another Great Book by Scott Hahn"

    I love the writings of Scott Hahn because they are like short courses in theology. This book answered many questions that, I think, a lot of Catholics have about how to have friendship/relationship with the saints and their guardian angels.





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    "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.

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