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The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth | [Scott Hahn]

The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth

Of all things Catholic, there is nothing that is so familiar as the Mass. With its unchanging prayers, the Mass fits Catholics like their favorite clothes. Yet most Catholics sitting in the pews on Sundays fail to see the powerful supernatural drama that enfolds them. Pope John Paul II described the Mass as "Heaven on Earth," explaining that what "we celebrate on Earth is a mysterious participation in the heavenly liturgy."
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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Scott Hahn sheds new light on the Mass, offering readers a deeper appreciation of the most familiar of Catholic rituals.

Of all things Catholic, there is nothing that is so familiar as the Mass. With its unchanging prayers, the Mass fits Catholics like their favorite clothes. Yet most Catholics sitting in the pews on Sundays fail to see the powerful supernatural drama that enfolds them. Pope John Paul II described the Mass as "heaven on earth", explaining that what "we celebrate on earth is a mysterious participation in the heavenly liturgy."

The Lamb's Supper reveals a long-lost secret of the Church: The early Christians' key to understanding the mysteries of the Mass was the New Testament Book of Revelation. With its bizarre imagery, its mystic visions of heaven, and its end-of-time prophecies, Revelation mirrors the sacrifice and celebration of the Eucharist.

Beautifully written, in clear direct language, best-selling Catholic author Scott Hahn's new book will help readers see the Mass with new eyes, pray the liturgy with a renewed heart, and enter into the Mass more fully, enthusiastically, intelligently, and powerfully than ever before.

©1999 Scott Walker Hahn; (P)2009 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Hahn's enthusiasm...is considerable - and infectious. Furthermore, he delivers his arguments with great levity (demonstrated in chapter titles such as "Oath Meal"), which makes The Lamb's Supper quite a tasty read." (Amazon.com review)

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    Viet Madison, FL, USA 03-30-10
    Viet Madison, FL, USA 03-30-10 Member Since 2010
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    "The Lamb's Supper"

    It is truly a mind-opening about the book of Revelation,an indepth study of the Mass in the Catholic Church.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    D. Jodon Pittsburgh 05-09-12
    D. Jodon Pittsburgh 05-09-12 Member Since 2008

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    "This is the best book I've read on Catholic Mass"
    If you could sum up The Lamb's Supper in three words, what would they be?

    Intelligent, Faith, Revealing


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This is kind of a silly question since this is a non-fiction, religious book. But my answer would be God. Why? God became man and sacraficed himself for m sake, and not matter what I do, he loves me as his child. Who do you think my favorite character is?


    Which character – as performed by Scott Hahn – was your favorite?

    himself...


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The entire book moved me. In the end, Scott is a very educated and studied Christian. When he explains the Mass as heaven on earth, they open things inside myself, allowing me to more fully participate (and understand) the mass on each and every Sunday. If growing your understanding of God (and by doing such groing your faith) doesn't move you, I'm not sure what will.


    Any additional comments?

    Scott Hahn is an intellectual writer. Still, he has a knack for connecting with us "ordinary folk". Scott puts his years of study together into a solid explanaiton of wha the mass is, how the early Christians initially organized it, and what it means. The last place you might look would be the book of Revelations, but Scott goes into great detail into his journey of trying to decipher that most cryptic of books. He has spent a large portion of his life researching that book and what it may or may not mean. He explains how little satisfaction he gained from the simple explanations repeated over and over in his calvanist origins. By joining the Catholic Church, more things opened up to Scott in his studies. Coming to understand the mass and map it to the book of revelations helped him to understand John's writings. He then came to explain the mass through the book of Revelations (or vice versa, however you want to view it). The academic process and pure logic utilized here is astounding.

    The book goes much deeper into the Mass than just hte book of revelations, but by the time you finish listening/reading you will have a much better understanding of what it means to participate in our Mass.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Brad San Jose, CA, United States 11-08-11
    Brad San Jose, CA, United States 11-08-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Very insightful and great reading"

    Having Dr Hahn read this was great. No one else could have delivered the material with such authenticity and clarity. The book was very illuminating and provided some entirely new (to me- and maybe this era) perspectives on the Mass and on Revelations. A great choice for any Bible scholar and all Catholics.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Bernadette Sulphur Springs, TX, United States 05-26-12
    Bernadette Sulphur Springs, TX, United States 05-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "My Lord and My God - I'm home at last!"
    Where does The Lamb's Supper rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top!


    What did you like best about this story?

    This book has helped me make sense of the Mass. I was raised Catholic and being able to make sense of the "Lamb's Supper," our Mass, in the Bible has given me so much insight into the book of Revelation and into my amazing Christ-given faith! I have enjoyed it so much and I suggest it to anyone who is interested in deepening their understanding of the Mass, the book of Revelation and Catholicism. Ultimately, whoever wants to deepen their relationship with the Blessed Trinity, our God...read this book and pray about it! Be amazed!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Heaven touches down to Earth....


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    All of it! God is so good!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    James C. King Las Vegas, NV United States 05-03-12
    James C. King Las Vegas, NV United States 05-03-12 Member Since 2011

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    "A Must Read!"
    Would you listen to The Lamb's Supper again? Why?

    Let me first say, I am a former student of Scott's, having taken 18 credits from him. That being disclosed, I think that this book and A Father Who Keeps His Promises are the two books that lay a large focus of Scott's teaching. This book will open the Mass to you in a whole new way. I wish that every Catholic would read this.

    I also prefer that Scott Hahn read his own books, as he did with this one. Scott is an infectious teacher, and you need to hear him doing the reading for the best experience.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Larry Brooklyn, OH, United States 01-02-12
    Larry Brooklyn, OH, United States 01-02-12 Member Since 2008
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    "It is finished - What is 'It'?""
    Where does The Lamb's Supper rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As a book on religion, this is one of the best books that I have listened to. Many Catholics are unaware of the scriptural foundation of the Mass. This book highlights this direct connection and helps to understand why we do what we do. As a former Protestant Scott Hahn gives a much needed perspective - that of a sceptical opponent. This should inspire all Catholics to know more about their faith and appreciate the rich scriptural traditions of our Christian faith.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lamb's Supper?

    A simple statement turned question. When on the cross Jesus says,


    Have you listened to any of Scott Hahn’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have also listened to a short excerpt from this book called the Fourth Cup. It's only about an hour long and gets right to the point.


    Any additional comments?

    I encourage not only Catholics but Protestants also to listen. This deals with the major difference between our Christian beliefs - The Eucharist (Holy Communion). It's a shame that we share so many common beliefs and yet we feel so far apart. Perhaps more understanding on all of our part will help us come together. We all love Christ :)

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 09-29-10
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 09-29-10 Member Since 2005

    Waiting on the next Department Q installment. My Audible addiction is not waining...

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    "In depth look at the mass."

    I can now read Revelation with a little more understanding. Dr. Hahn is brilliant Catholic theologian with impeccable Protestant education. I love the mass more, because I am beginning to see it's importance.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    LRC Greensburg, PA, United States 11-14-12
    LRC Greensburg, PA, United States 11-14-12 Member Since 2004

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    "Amazing book"

    I love this book, it explains so much. Dr. Hahn is brilliant Catholic theologian, and his explanation of the Book of Revelation is so eye opening. I'm on my second read...expect I'll read it a few more times. If you want to understand what you've been feeling about the Mass and Catholic teaching, this book will be the best thing you'll read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Phillip A. Bloom Monroe, WA, United States 08-21-12
    Phillip A. Bloom Monroe, WA, United States 08-21-12 Member Since 2011

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    "The Key to Book of Revelation"
    Where does The Lamb's Supper rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right at the top!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Dr. Scott Hahn shows how the Book of Revelation can help a person understand the Mass and how the Mass can provide the key to Revelation.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Hahn’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first audiobook by Scott Hahn that I have listened to. I have, however, listened to many of his CD's. It was interesting to hear him narrate a book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    I had read The Lamb's Supper a few years ago, but got a lot more out of it by listening to the audiobook.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    karltonwrites Huntsville, AL United States 05-13-12
    karltonwrites Huntsville, AL United States 05-13-12 Member Since 2005

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Helped Me Understand the Mass"

    Excellent study of how the Catholic Mass is seeped in the Book of Revelation. There were two ways he could have approached this topic: either from the framework of the Book of Revelation or that of the Mass itself. Hahn chose the latter, and I feel like I understand the Mass better as a result (which was his goal).

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "How the Mass relates to Revelations."

    Absolutely excellent book which has given me a totally new perspective on the Mass. It views Revelations as actually speaking about the Mass. And rather than Revelations being about end time prophecy it's about how Christ has overcome the world through his sacrifice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • delia
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    "brilliant"

    I started to read books by this author on the recommendation of my Priest. This is the first audio version I have tried and it is great it allows you to enter into the spirit of what the book is teaching in am even deeper way. If all his books were available on audible I would choose to access this way

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