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

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

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The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth by Scott Hahn

Bestselling 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, bestselling 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.

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ISBN-13: 9780385496599
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/28/1999
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 52,189
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

SCOTT HAHN holds the Fr. Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990, and he is the founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. In 2005, he was appointed as the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Dr. Hahn is also the bestselling author of numerous books, including Reasons to Believe, and Rome Sweet Home (coauthored with his wife, Kimberly), and is editor of the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible and Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology. Some of his most recent books are Many Are Called, Consuming the Word, The Catholic Bible Dictionary, and Signs of Life. He lives in Steubenville, Ohio.

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ArthurND More than 1 year ago
This book was both enlightening and educational. Scott Hahn has a way of reaching you and opening up scripture for everyone to understand.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've gone to Mass since I was a baby but in 22 years I never truely knew what I had! Dr. Hahn has helped this devote Catholic open his eyes. I knew that the Mass was a gift and truely special but not in the way that I know now. Also how the Lord's Prayer and Revelation and the Mass are one in the same. I prayed the Our Father all my life and it never crossed my mind that in that prayer I was describing the Mass. Everyone needs to read this book!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
IF your caught up in the freenzy of the 'Left Behind' series of books I encourage you to read this very different and most wonderful interpertation of the book of Revelations!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Hahn's references to Revelation was heavy reading at times. I wouldn't recommend this to a new convert. It was however very informative for people who are exploring their faith. His awe for the Mass is admirable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Written by Scott Hahn, it is an awesome perspective and education on religious practice, for both Catholics and others as well. I would also recommend taking a look at the author's (Scott Hahn) bio. Very well written book by this contemporary theologian.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book touched me, and caught me into the loving faith of Catholicism. Scott Hahn really explains everything plain out terms with a very vital back round. He Breaks down every part of the mass into theology that even a thirteen year old could understand. This is the best book to start off of if you wanna read about the faith.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading this book, you'll be sure to have a greater appreciation and understanding of the Catholic Mass. Give copies to your friends and priest! We ALL need to read the 'Lamb's Supper'.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Scott Hahn's impeccable explanation of the Catholic Mass is a must read for every Catholic, and especially for every Christian. By combining his personal experience with both biblical and extra biblical proofs, Dr. Hahn has made the explanation of the Catholic understanding of the Mass both educational and enjoyable. This book should not offend non-Catholic Christians as it provides real insights into the Catholic faith in a very non-confrontational way. I know that everyone who reads the bible and this book will come away with a profound "Revelation."
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this book, Scott Hahn offers a refreshing view of Revelation that is consistant with Scripture, Catholic Tradition, and the early beliefs of the Church. If -like me- you're sick of all this end-times frenzy, this book is a breath of fresh air. Like all of Mr. Hahn's books, none of his material is original, but it is presented in a way that is understandable to a modern reader. The early Church believed that Revelation was not so much a prophacy of the end of the world, but a model for the Mass. Hahn, however, does not discredit other interpretations of Revelation, but asserts that the primary focus of the book is on the heavenly liturgy of the Mass. The only problem I have with Hahn is that -even though he converted to Catholicism- he still writes like a Protestant minister. By that I mean his books mainly consist of personal anecdotes, numerous pop-culture allusions and analogies, a super abundence of quotes (secular and religious)and scripture citations, a tendency to gloss over or oversimplify an issue and to embelish romanticize his own view. His books are written for the masses and not for the serious conisseur of theology. He also recycles a lot of material from his other books. His section on Mary is almost verbatim from 'Hail, Holy Queen' and the chapter 'Parish the Thought' is the Reader's Digest's version of 'Swear to God'. Overall it is a good introduction to the Catholic Church's interpretation of Revelation, but if you want meat, instead of water-down milk, read the Church Fathers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
No longer am I intimidated by the Book of Revelation. Dr. Hahn simplifies the images of Revelation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an answer to prayer for any person who has asked God to grant him/her a deeper understanding and appreciation of the mystery of the Catholic Mass. Any cradle Catholic who has fallen away from the Church because 'I'm not being fed at my local parish,' read this book and open your eyes to the utter glory of the privilege that you have abdicated--to receive the actual body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, our Marriage Supper with the Lamb. Dr. Hahn's passion, intelligence, and faithfulness shine through in his delineation of the relevance of the Apostle John's vision in the Book of Revelation to the Mass. It's not new information, but his style and approach are perhaps a bit more compelling to the lay person than the style of the Catholic Catechism.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was truly an 'experience' in reading. While many well-intentioned Christians have misconstrued the events of the book of Revalation, Dr. Hahn has returned to the Church's earliest sources and brought into light what has always been taught by the Magisterium about the subject. Every Christian NEEDS to read this book to fully awaken their life in Jesus Christ.
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siena57 More than 1 year ago
Good info on Catholic procedures etc.
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Belle67 More than 1 year ago
I am a cradle Catholic. This book gave me a new view of the events of the mass, as seen through Scott Hahn's interpretation of the book of Revelation. I have a deeper understanding of some parts of the mass, and that has helped me deepen my faith. This was a great book that I am sure I will reread!
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