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Publisher's Summary

In the appealing conversational tone that has won him millions of devoted readers, Hahn presents the basic tenets of Church teachings, clears up common misconceptions about specific rituals and traditions, and responds thoughtfully to the objections raised about them. Each chapter concludes with loving, good-natured, inspiring advice on applying the Church's wisdom to everyday life.

©2009 Scott Hahn (P)2009 Random House

Critic Reviews

"Lifelong Catholics realize that it usually takes a convert to help us appreciate and better understand the customs and practices we too often take for granted. Scott Hahn does just that in this immensely reable yet substantive loving look at Catholic prayer, devotions, and beliefs." (Most Reverend Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York)

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Wonderful "Listening"

Scott Hahn does have an extraordinary gift for upacking complex Catholicsm teachings into understandable parts. I have read most of his books and I am pleasantly surprise to note that he does the same here with his Audiobook. He does a fine task of narrating his own book.

On the book itself, I personally believe it is a must have book for all Catholics. The chapters are short and at the end of each chapter there is a reflection quote posed with the author. There are all together 40 chapters covering a wide range of church customs and practices, from Baptism up to the sign of the Cross. Wonderful stuff that every catholic is bound to benefit from!

26 of 26 people found this review helpful

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  • John W.
  • Louisville, KY, United States
  • 02-08-13

Buy This BOOK!

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

If you want to learn about “Catholic” customs..buy this book. You will find that none of the things we do are “wrong” or “extra-biblical” as some of our protestant friends suggest. You will deepen your Faith and will love our “customs” more as they are steeped in pious religious tradition. You will also learn more about the Faith...BUY THIS BOOK!

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Sign of the Cross!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • John
  • Sayre, OK, United States
  • 02-02-13

Great introduction to Catholism

What did you love best about Signs of Life?

Scott Hahns clear explications of the Faith.

What did you like best about this story?

The discussion of the Mass.

Which scene was your favorite?

Again the section about the Mass.

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

His discussion about Lent.

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This I would recommend to new Catholics (like me) as well as those just cerious about the Church.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Great insight into Catholicism

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I have enjoyed many of Scott Hahn's books. This one was no exception. This book provides some great insight as to why Catholics do and believe what they do. There were a few times where I felt Hahn we t a little off topic and ventured more into "how to be a better Catholic" which I felt would be better served in another book. The title and intro to the book indicates a more factual based story.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Enlightening for any and all Catholics

This work gives the average Catholic the biblical references they need to defend their Faith. This is a MUST READ!

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Catholic Ways

Good review of why we do what we do to give worship to God. Also helpful for people who question the customs of the ma y ways we pay homage to or request favors from the Saints.

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Another jewel by Dr. Scott Hahn

Amazing and profound explanation of Catholic customs.Even as a lifelong Catholic, I came away with a deeper understanding and appreciation for Christ's Church.

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Awesome!

I loved this book. It will fill you with knowledge and a better understanding of Catholicism. It may even boost your faith.

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Another wonderfully written masterpiece!

Scott Hahn is an amazing teacher. His books awaken the desire to learn more and go deeper into our faith!

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So much good wisdom

The way he explains with such wisdom and humility and facts is a true gift.