Sunday, June 29, 2014

A review of Dr.Scott Hahn's book Angels and Saints

This is a  small book from Dr.Scott Hahn.I enjoyed reading this because he includes a personal story about his son while on trip to Assisi. This is just a small insight of a him as a family man.
Dr.Hahn writes about Saints and Angels by starting with a description of what a saint and angel are. He did use a lot of biblical references in that he shows that saints and angels are explained and revered in the Bible. He uses a lot of the New Testament especially St.Paul in talking about angels and more importantly saints. I got a lot of feel of what St.Paul thought and wrote of/about saints.
Dr. Hahn includes chapters of 12 saints which includes the Virgin Mary, St.Michael and several Saints that Dr.Hahn loves and reference to for example St.Thomas Aquinas and St. Josemaria Escriva, in how that shaped his faith.
I highly recommend this book.  

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Many Are called by Scott Hahn....a review

This book is a small book, less than 200 pages, but packed with much info. 160 pages that could probably be condensed into 120 or so pages.
This was written with the 'lay person' in mind about the priesthood. Dr. Hahn tals about the different roles of men, such as being a father, leader, warrior, teacher, bridegrrom. This is just a small idea of what we should and do expect from men and that these roles may and can be justified so to speak for priesthood.
Most people think a priest as being nothing more than a minister but he is much mre than that. Dr. Hahn dicusses that in some detail. I find that this book does justice in that he explains the role of the priest and it's calling. I think that this book would help 'bolster' priests in a much better view/light.
I enjoyed this book as I do all the other books of Dr.Hahn that I have read so far.
I received this book from for books in a exchange for a honest review.
I cannot wait for his newest book!
Many are Called by Scott Hahn

Sunday, June 1, 2014

a review of God's Bucket List by Teresa Tomeo

I received this book from in exchange for a honest review.
I have read other books by this author. So I was kind of prepared as to the type of writing she does. I must say that this book is different in that it just not about her personal life and such but also comprises of scripture readings and advice.
I first thought that this book would be about a 'bucket' list like what heard of in the movie The Bucket List starring Jack Nicholson. The author right off the bat says that this book is NOT a bucket list like that portrays in the movie but rather a list of pointers and advice to make your life holier or closer to God. This approach I like very much for the pointers and advice made sense to me and was very useful in my life.It was an easy read and thought provoking.
I highly recommend this book!
It's available at amazon.