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on 8 February 1999
Once you begin reading Dr. Hahn's book "A Father Who Keeps His Promises..", you will want to read, watch, or listen to anything you can get your hands on from Dr. Hahn! We are very blessed in todays world to have Dr. Hahn and his incredible knowledge of the truth. Dr. Hahn can explain Catholic fundamental beliefs in a language understood by all. For instance, The chapter "It is Finished" is a remarkable piece of work that leaves no doubt in your mind regarding the True Presence of the Eucharist! I only thirst for more!!!
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on 9 November 1998
Wow! Dr. Hahn has opened up the Old Testament for all of us who haven't the time for years of graduate level theology courses. Finally, Noah and that incident with Ham, his son, made sense. And the Garden of Eden became real and understandable and more than just a puzzling little chapter that starts "The Book." He makes it all seem so clear! Understanding the Exodus of the Hebrews was the most meaningful part for me. We all, in our lives, must be stripped of attachment to the goods (and the gods) of this world.
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on 24 August 1998
Dr. Hahn has summarized his lectures and tape conferences in this amazing "user friendly" book on the Holy Bible. It is an excellent guide for anyone who finds the Old Testament confusing. Hahn clearly shows the unity of the Old and New Testaments and how the Bible is a family narrative of God the Father's love for His children. Once you read this book, you will see the Bible in a whole new light; and appreciate the Divine plan of God in salvation history. Noteworthy especially is Hahn's excellent synthesis and orthodox interpretation of the Book of Genesis; perhaps one of the most misunderstood and misinterpreted Biblical books in the last few centuries. Non-Catholics will benefit from reading Hahn's book, for it shows how the Catholic Church has correctly interpreted scripture throughout the centuries; and it clears up misunderstandings that some non-Catholics have in regard to the belief that the Catholic Church "downplays" the Bible. This book shows the love and reverence that the Catholic Church has always had for Sacred Scripture.
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on 1 June 1999
This is a great book! It is very readable and helps people understand so much of the Bible! The chapter on the Eucharist is great as well! It helps in defending the belief in the Real Presence (though this book is not an apologetics book). I do, however, want to correct a statement written by a reviewer on April 9, in which that reviewer said Hahn thought that the idea of the covenant was a completely Catholic one. I don't know how the reveiwer got that idea. This book does not say or imply this at all. In fact, read another of Hahn's books, Rome Sweet Home, on page 27. There he describes how while a Protestant he saw a Catholic book on covenant theology. At that time he thought "I looked at it and thought, Liturgical Press? This guy's a Catholic! A Papist! What was he doing hijacking the Protestant notion of the covenant?" Of course, Hahn wouldn't write this if he believe the covenant was just a Catholic idea. Sorry about so much time on this; I just think it's an important statement to correct. Anyway, read A Father Who Keeps His Promises. It is a great book for any Christian to read.
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on 28 September 1998
The Holy Spirit truely speaks through His servant. Scott offers us a look at the love of God through history that never before in modern times has been printed,. I would suggest you to read this book and buy a copy to give to a friend. Our Catholic faith is brought to life and set apart from current attacks against it.
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on 23 August 2015
In this book Scott Hahn attempts to explain salvation history at a macro level and make it accessible to a wide audience. Starting from creation and ending in Revelation he explains history as a series of covenants between God the Father and creation/humanity.

He writes from a Catholic perspective so much of the New Testament revolves around the Eucharist, although he provides a compelling explanation of the parallels between the Last Supper / crucifixion and the sacrifice of the Passover. Having been born into an evangelical/Methodist background and born again into the evangelical church so I was indoctrinated in the strict Protestant interpretation of the Last Supper. Nevertheless I found Scott Hahn's description of the Eucharist and explanation of the Catholic beliefs fascinating and even compelling at times. At the very least, Catholic/Orthodox claims that the Real Presence cannot be justified by Scripture aren't quite as bulletproof as I was led to believe....and I'm resolved to investigate further.

Like another reviewer I did find the subtitles a bit corny and unnecessary; Scott Hahn is an able theologian but he's clearly no comedian! They didn't detract too much though, I just ignored them with the occasional wry smile! What I liked best is how he treats salvation history like a sweeping narrative and not a disjointed bunch of confusing stories - I was left marvelling at the wonder of God and was led to worship....which should be the aim of all theological writing.
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on 5 December 2012
The covenant is a subject that merits much more study by Christians. Hahn's book is outstanding as he expounds the various covenants in the Old Testament (apart from the dreadful puns in chapter sub-headings), but I find the switch to the New Testament a bit disappointing as he seems to make his argument fit the conclusion that he has already decided rather than the other way round. I can't see the connection between sacrifice and the Eucharist.
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on 16 November 1998
Scott Hahn does a great job in showing the integrity of God and how God works with his people through covenants of love and not legal acts. Hahn teaches the mystery of the Eucharist in a manner I've never seen before and how importantant it is for us to center our lives around it. I highly recommend Scott Hanh's book to everyone and am very grateful that Scott Hahn is generous with his knowledge of scripture. He truly fulfills the scripture phrase, "he who is given much, much will be asked".
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on 20 July 1998
Finally, a modern book for Catholics to study Scripture, especially the much-neglected and misunderstood Old Testament. With his characteristic wit (Oh, the puns!) and seering insight, Dr. Hahn has boiled down his 800+ page doctoral dissertation into a form that the average man can grasp. I wish I had this book when I was taking Dr. Hahn's classes at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Whether you want to enrich your own understanding of Scripture and salvation history or you are planning a parish Bible study for youth or adults, this is a must read.
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on 23 April 1998
Scott Hahn continues his audio/video tape ministry with an excellent book on the walk through salvation history. This is an easy-to-read book that really helps explain the big-picture of God's promises and love for us. Beginning with Genesis and ending with the New Testement, Dr. Hahn walks his readers through the bible highlighting key coventants with the Old Testement saints and His people and how they build up to the Messiah and His Church. While I had already viewed Dr. Hahn's video tapes on this subject ..."Salvation History", a book is much easier for me to dig into! Buy this book and enjoy Scott's wit and expertise. I wholeheartedly agree with Peter Kreeft in his quote, "I know of no more authentically Biblical, more reliably Catholic, or more exciting theologian in th eworld today than Scott Hahn."
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