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As Catholics, we believe in the resurrection of the body. We profess it in our creed. We're taught that to bury and pray for the dead are corporal and spiritual works of mercy. We honor the dead in our Liturgy through the rite of Christian burial. We do all of this, and more, because when Jesus Christ took on flesh for the salvation of our souls he also bestowed great dignity on our bodies.

In Hope to Die: The Christian Meaning of Death and the Resurrection of the Body, Scott Hahn explores the significance of death and burial from a Catholic perspective. The promise of the bodily resurrection brings into focus the need for the dignified care of our bodies at the hour of death. Unpacking both scripture and Catholic teaching, Hope to Die reminds us that we are destined for glorification on the last day.

Our bodies have been made by a god who loves us. Even in death, those bodies point to the mystery of our salvation.

©2020 Scott Hahn (P)2020 Emmaus Road Publishing

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Gold.

Everything Dr. Scott Hahn writes is gold. I Love this book. It could be used at Catholic Seminaries as a supplement for Eschatology. I am a lot better prepared to engage in conversations about treating the bodies of our beloved dead with dignity, respect, and even reverence.

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More than ever, we need hope today

I wish this book actually came out before the pandemic. One thing that is very evident right now is that we have lost any sense of hope in our lives. Additionally our fear of death dominates our thinking today. Dr Hahn’s ability to elevate dying in a state of grace to a hopeful event is a core element of what’s missing in order to live a joyful life. Run on sentence alert.... Reading this book can put us all back on a path to a deeper understanding of aligning our suffering and death to Christ’s, leading joy in His and our resurrection.

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Our true purpose and aspirations defined!

Hope to Die gives us the true reason to live life joyfully and with purpose . Excellent for this time when Godlessness is being promoted as the only option. Thank you Mr Hahn

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Excellent

Love this book! So full of hope and encouragement! Having it read by the author just makes it more wonderful.

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Momento Mori

My wife’s Nanay, her grandmother, just passed and I found this book. I thought it was the Holy Spirit guiding me to it and maybe it was, but it definitely was the Holy Spirit guiding Dr. Hahn to write this book for 2020. So much death, so many unhealthy people get sick.
Dr. Hahn helps the reader understand that the unhealthiness of our spirit and our bodies both “matter”. Yet to believe that one is more important than the other is a lie. Prudence requires us to be honest about our sins as much as our diet.
“Remember that you die.”

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Things I didn’t know, I’m glad I do now!

Scott does a great job describing the significance of the body and choices after death. Also a great job describing what the Church really does and does not teach about these and related topics, and why it teaches these things.

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Excellent book!

I buried my husband of 44 years , seventeen months ago today. This book has helped me very much to renew my hope.

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  • 11-13-20

This is Hope

I really loved this book. It was a very good explanation of what it means to live and die as a Christian. It's polite and detailed argument against cremation quite simply made me change my mind. Thanks Scott Hahn. I'm a big fan.

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  • 10-02-20

Essential Reading

This book is yet another treasure from this fantastic author and is an essential read for all Christians.