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A Father Who Keeps His Promises

God's Covenant Love in Scripture
Narrated by: Paul Smith
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
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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

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"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)

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  • Rosanna
  • Greenlawn, NY, United States
  • 02-11-13

Awesome! Explains God's Love and Mercy.

Where does A Father Who Keeps His Promises rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book top them all when it comes to understanding God's Will in the Old Testament.

What did you like best about this story?

How Scott simplifies everything that I at first found difficult to comprehend.

Which character – as performed by Paul Smith – was your favorite?

God

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

No matter how much God's people betrayed Him, He always stood by them and even gave them Him only Son.

Any additional comments?

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!

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Great spiritual and scriptural reflection.

What made the experience of listening to A Father Who Keeps His Promises the most enjoyable?

Listening to Scott Hahn's explanation and understanding of man's relationship with God through His covenants through time.

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  • William
  • KEARNEY, NE, United States
  • 03-10-13

Uplifting

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It is informative and encouraging. It is also a great study of salvation history from a Catholic perspective.

Would you be willing to try another one of Paul Smith’s performances?

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.

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

No. The subject matter needed time to digest.

Any additional comments?

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.

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  • Terryn
  • Middletown, Connecticut United States
  • 07-19-14

Good introduction to the Old Testament

What did you love best about A Father Who Keeps His Promises?

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.

What other book might you compare A Father Who Keeps His Promises to and why?

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.

Any additional comments?

This book would make an excellent companion to a Bible study on Genesis, Exodus, and some of the early books of the Bible.

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Gods perfect timing

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! :)

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A Roadmap of Salvation History

I’ve always had a hard time comprehending (beyond a mere intellectual understanding) God’s love for us. Tracing the trajectory of that love, from the Garden of Eden to next Sunday’s Mass, has helped a lot. And with a book this dense, I’m sure to get even more out of it on a second and third listen.

That denseness begins with the first chapter—or maybe it’s just the enormity of the truths. I find theology (and its handmaid, philosophy) easier when I can see their consequences played out in history, so I was grateful when the second chapter started to delve into the Scripture story.

Following the covenants God established, from Adam to Noah to Abraham to Moses to David to Jesus, Hahn draws on the best of what has been thought and said—the Church Fathers, Sacred Tradition, Saints, Scripture scholars, even T. S. Eliot and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Along the way, I learned the answer to some questions I never bothered to ask. For example: what was God up to when He cordoned off certain animals as “unclean”? The final chapter is very useful as a reminder of what we are called to do in trying times; written during the scandals of Saint John Paul II’s era, it remains just as relevant now.

Hahn has a weakness for puns and word play in his section headings. Some are groan-inducing (“Faith Up to the Facts”) while others (“Alone Again, Un-naturally”) play with pop culture references only familiar to those of a certain age. This isn’t really a problem, except that our reader rushes through many of these as if they were just another sentence—some careful listening is required. Most likely, Paul Smith doesn’t completely understand the rhythms of Hahn’s writing; it can make the fine points even more difficult to grasp. For Dr. Hahn’s books, the good doctor is really the best reader.

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A Father Who Keeps His Promises indeed!

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.

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  • Carolyn
  • Grabill, IN, United States
  • 04-07-16

Excellent

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 .


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Another winner

Stitches in the tapestry of diving into the Word. Scott Hahn shines the light of understanding on developing faith . Hallelujia!

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Excellent content

Would you listen to A Father Who Keeps His Promises again? Why?

Excellent content but the reading is a bit monotonous and not converstational. So at times I dozed off.

What did you like best about this story?

how the crucifixion was the 4th cup and consummation of the Passover Seder.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Read the book like he was talking to someone. Not just reading it to himself aloud. Monotonous at times.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

no

Any additional comments?

Very good solid Christian teaching that will motiviate you to live in a more Christ Like way.

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  • John
  • 11-11-16

Another good book giving an insight to the divine

Scott Hahn has again reminded me of the inexcusable riches, beauty and wisdom of Gods love. Which he eloquently and effectively tells us can be found in the bible narrative (Gods love for his people and his desire to call them home) and the sacraments - most profoundly in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. If you pray please say a pray for me in my training to be a Catholic priest - the call is great but I am weak, thank yoy.

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  • Dot
  • 04-05-18

A book well worth listening to.

I loved listening to this book, very inspiring. I know I will listen to it again.

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  • sulani
  • 12-30-18

Excellent

Great way to link the bible in one unbroken link telling the full story in a way easy to understand.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-18-18

God bless Scott Hahn

Wonderful book by Dr Hahn. Explains in detail the covenants God has made with man over the ages which all lead to the eternal covenant of Christ. God bless Scott Hahn.