Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain, and Defend the Catholic Faith

Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain, and Defend the Catholic Faith

by Scott Hahn
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Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain, and Defend the Catholic Faith by Scott Hahn

This book unravels mysteries, corrects misunderstandings, and offers thoughtful, straightforward responses to common objections about the Catholic faith.

Bestselling author Scott Hahn, a convert to Catholicism, has experienced the doubts that so often drive discussions about God and the Church. In the years before his conversion, he was first a nonbeliever and then an anti-Catholic clergyman.

In REASONS TO BELIEVE, he explains the "how and why" of the Catholic faith—drawing from Scripture, his own struggles and those of other converts, as well as from everyday life and even natural science. Hahn shows that reason and revelation, nature and the supernatural, are not opposed to one another; rather they offer complementary evidence that God exists. But He doesn't merely exist. He is someone, and He has a personality, a personal style, that is discernible and knowable. Hahn leads readers to see that God created the universe with a purpose and a form—a form that can be found in the Book of Genesis and that is there when we view the natural world through a microscope, through a telescope, or through our contact lenses.

At the heart of the book is Hahn's examination of the ten "keys to the kingdom"—the characteristics of the Church clearly evident in the Scriptures. As the story of creation discloses, the world is a house that has a Father, a palace where the king is really present. God created the cosmos to be a kingdom, and that kingdom is the universal Church, fully revealed by Jesus Christ.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780232527131
Publisher: Darton Longman and Todd
Publication date: 02/28/2010
Pages: 227
Sales rank: 94,825
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

SCOTT HAHN is a professor of theology and Scripture at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and was recently appointed to the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation of Saint Vincent Seminary (Latrobe, Pennsylvania). He is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Lamb’s Supper; Hail, Holy Queen; Swear to God; and Understanding the Scriptures. He lives in Steubenville, Ohio.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow!!! This is a cogent and excellent book who's arrival at this moment in time, I feel, is quite providential. There are so many atheists who are writing books these days that it is truly awesome to see someone of Dr. Hahn's caliber respond to their angry, cynical and depressing messages. Dr. Hahn's book answers with what has now become the typically refreshing perspective, disarming yet gentle apologetics and thoroughly substantiated arguments so characteristic in his writings. This is a book that should not only satisfy unbelievers but fill one with the faith and hope that ought to lie within every Christian. As I heard a while back, 'If you only read two books this year, read this one twice!' Go buy it now and tell all your friends to go buy, Reasons To Believe!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent for anyone who wants to know about the one, true Church. We are called to give account for the hope in us and to explain our Catholic faith. It shows how biblical, historical and beautiful our Faith is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable read. Dr. Hahn progresses from belief in God to defending the Catholic Church. Highly recommended as a starting point for further work in Catholic Apologetics.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Scott Hanh, one of the great theologians of our time (or any time), brings a voice of assurance to Catholicism.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you think you love your church now, wait till you read "Reasons to Believe" . Read all of Scott Hahn's books. You will be so proud to be Catholic, to be of the Universal Church, the Church for all People -Ekklesia Katholikos - founded by Jesus Christ.
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Jesus is my savior. My hero. My light in darkness. My brother. My strength in weakness. My refuge. My God. He is the one truly amazing person in this world. He died on the cross so that OUR sins would be forgiven. It doesn't get better. I am only 12 but i love GOD with all my heart and soul.
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