Dr. Scott Hahn, professor of theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville since 1990, is a popular speaker, teacher, and author. His talks and writings have been effective in helping thousands of Protestants and fallen-away Catholics to re-embrace the Catholic faith. He is the founder and director of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, and in 2005 he was appointed as the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Scott and his wife, Kimberly, have six children and five grandchildren.
Lenten Reflections From A Father Who Keeps His Promisesby Scott Hahn
From Genesis to Jesus, these Lenten reflections based on A Father Who Keeps His Promises highlight biblical characters such as Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David that lead us to Christ and his sacrifice for us. Delving into the rich history of God's covenant with us, each day's reading gives the reader much to reflect on throughout Lent, culminating with/i>
From Genesis to Jesus, these Lenten reflections based on A Father Who Keeps His Promises highlight biblical characters such as Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David that lead us to Christ and his sacrifice for us. Delving into the rich history of God's covenant with us, each day's reading gives the reader much to reflect on throughout Lent, culminating with Easter and ending with Divine Mercy Sunday. In addition to the reflection, there is a daily Scripture verse, a prayer, and a relevant question, all designed to deepen the reader's Lenten experience.
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Scott Hahn, a professor of theology and founder and director of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is well known for his teaching, preaching, and writing. In this book of Lenten reflections, he begins with the Father’s original covenant with us at creation, “a sacred family bond and a loving communion of trust and obedience that we have broken.” Jesus, by his self-offering of the Eucharist and his death on the cross, instituted a new covenant. One of Hahn’s goals in this daily guide for Lent is to “show how much practical wisdom the Bible contains for the ordinary believer” by emphasizing the themes of covenant and family, which “touch us right where we live.” The reflections follow the Israelites through the Old Testament, time and again losing their way, falling into sin, and “we see God the Father full of compassion and ever ready to meet their needs.” As he writes of the Chosen People’s 400 years of slavery, Hahn observes that God “uses adversity to demonstrate his love and power,” proving that nothing can interfere with his resolve to keep his covenant with the human family. In the Palm Sunday reflection, Hahn takes us back to his days as a seminarian studying for the Presbyterian ministry. The story, set in 1982, recalls his favorite minister delivering a sermon on Jesus’ cry of “It is finished” on Calvary. To Hahn, who later converted to Catholicism, the phrase meant that our redemption, our salvation was complete. The preacher, an exceptional Scripture scholar, had determined that this popular interpretation could not be correct, though he, himself, had found no acceptable alternative. For the next 10 months, Hahn searched key biblical passages, paying special attention to of the Jewish Passover liturgy. He learned that at the Last Supper, Jesus did not complete the ritual. He did not drink “the fourth cup,” in the upper room, but in its place, took the sour wine offered to him on the cross.
Beginning with Genesis, this book gives a BIG perspective & is thought provoking. I'll bet the longer book is excellent, although I don't think I would have been motivated to tackle it at this time. Scott Hahn is just great. Each daily reading asks the reader a question (or 2 or 3) to consider personally. And each day also has a brief prayer to take to heart.