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Dr. Scott Hahn

Dr. Scott Hahn is the William and Lois McEssy Distinguished Visiting Professor of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Mundelein Seminary. Read his bio.

Answering the New AtheismAnswering the New Atheism

In a lively and fair analysis, authors Dr. Scott Hahn and Dr. Benjamin Wiker expose the shoddy reasoning, logical blunders, and factual errors of atheist Richard Dawkins' bestseller The God Delusion.






Catholic Bible DictionaryCatholic Bible Dictionary

The Catholic Bible Dictionary is an unparalleled source of information, insight, and guidance for Catholics as well as anyone interested in enriching their understanding of Sacred Scripture.






Catholic for a Reason ICatholic for a Reason I

Catholic for a Reason: Scripture and the Mystery of the Family of God explains the teachings of the Catholic Church in a way that allows the reader to see the "big picture:" our heavenly Father's loving plan to save us.  Catholic for a Reason presents God the Father's plan as the "family plan" revealed by Christ.





Catholic for a Reason IICatholic for a Reason II

Catholic for a Reason II, Scripture and the Mystery of the Mother of God (2nd Ed) will introduce you more deeply to Mary, the Mother of God, as your mother through the personal study and reflection of nine well-known Catholics. This moving tribute and convincing testimony demolishes common misconceptions about Catholic teaching on the Virgin Mary -- revised and expanded to include the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary, as well as an appendix on the scriptural basis of the Marian dogmas.





Catholic for a Reason IIICatholic for a Reason III

From Genesis to Revelation, Catholic for a Reason III: Scripture and the Mystery of the Mass explores the biblical roots of the Mass and the practical ways in which the mystery of the Eucharist affects our everyday lives.






Catholic for a Reason IV Catholic for a Reason IV

Catholic for a Reason IV: Scripture and the Mystery of Marriage and Family LIfe  explores the scriptural basis for the Catholic understanding of marriage. Join Scott and Kimberly Hahn, Mike Aquilina, and ten other well-known Catholic authors — along with their spouses — as they present solid Biblical testimony to the joys, struggles and the sanctity found in the sacrament of Marriage.





Covenant and CommunionCovenant and Communion

In Covenant and Communion: The Biblical Theology of Benedict XVI, Dr. Scott Hahn, offers a probing look at Pope Benedict XVI's biblical theology and provides a clear and concise introduction to his life and work. Hahn argues that the heart of Benedict's theology is salvation history and the Bible and shows how Benedict accepts historical criticism but recognizes its limits. Hahn also explains how Benedict reads the overall narrative of Scripture and how he puts it to work in theology, liturgy, and Christian discipleship.





Faith Charts: The Bible at a GlanceFaith Charts: The Bible at a Glance

This laminated “cheat sheet” for the Bible is an irreplaceable and highly usable resource for all ages and all stages of familiarity with Scripture. The full size of the Faith Chart is 25 3/8" X 11", it comes tri-folded for a total of 6 panels.






Faith Charts: St. Paul at a GlanceFaith Charts: St. Paul at a Glance

This laminated "cheat sheet" is a highly usable resource and guide to St. Paul's travels, letters, life, and story. The full size of the Faith Chart is 25 3/8" X 11", it comes tri-folded for a total of 6 panels.






 A Father Who Keeps His PromiseA Father Who Keeps His Promises

In A Father Who Keeps His Promises: God's Covenant Love in Scripture, Scott Hahn explores the 'covenant love' God reveals to us through the Scriptures, and explains how God patiently reaches out to us to restore us into relationship with his divine Family.






First Comes Love First Comes Love 

In First Comes Love: Finding Your Family in the Church and the Trinity, Scott Hahn delves into the Gospels to show  that family terminology--words like brother, sister, mother, father, and home--dominates Jesus' speech and the writings of His first followers, and that these very worlds illuminate Christianity's central ideas. Through real-life examples and from the Scriptures, Hahn makes it clear that, no matter what sort of family we come from, we can all find our family in the Church.





 God's Covenant With YouGod's Covenant with You

God's Covenant with You: The Bible Tells a Story is a children's storybook which explains how God's covenants with his people are important today. Contains line-drawings which can be colored. 8 1/2" x 11"






 Hail, Holy QueenHail, Holy Queen

In Hail Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God, Dr. Hahn brings to light the small but significant scriptural details revealing that just as Jesus is the "New Adam," so Mary is the "New Eve." He unveils the Marian mystery at the heart of the Book of Revelation and reveals how it is foretold in the very first pages of the Book of Genesis. He also finds evidence for Mary's Queenship in the story of the Davidic monarchy, which speaks of a privileged place for the Queen Mother and much, much more.





  Hope For Hard TimesHope for Hard Times

 In Hope for Hard Times, Dr. Hahn provides a 30-minute read for when life is hard. God doesn't just take pity on us; He empowers us. We can use the Bible to deal with hard times, get over hard times, and even rejoice in hard times.






Ignatius Catholic Study Bible Ignatius Catholic Study Bible

Click here to view the single volumes of the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible






Ignatius Catholic Study Bible - New Testament Ignatius Catholic Study Bible - New Testament
(single volume)







Kingdom of God as Liturgical EmpireKingdom of God as Liturgical Empire: A Theological Commentary on 1-2 Chronicles

Scott Hahn views the author of Chronicles as the first biblical theologian. Chronicles offers the first attempt to understand and interpret the entire sweep of Old Testament history from the creation of the world to the Israelites' return from exile.






 Kinship by CovenantKinship by Covenant

Kinship by Covenant: A Canonical Approach to the Fulfillment of God's saving Promises is a deeply researched and thoughtful book in which Scott Hahn shows how covenant, as an overarching theme, makes possible a coherent reading of the diverse traditions found within the canonical scriptures.





 The Lamb's SupperThe Lamb's Supper

Each time we celebrate the Mass we enter into the heavenly liturgy which is so powerfully and beautifully described in the Book of Revelation. The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth, will help you understand the Book of Revelation in light of the Mass. 






 The Lamb's Supper Study GuideThe Lamb's Supper Study Guide

With this new companion book to The Lamb's Supper, readers—both individuals and groups—now have everything they need to further deepen their engagement with, understanding of, and enthusiasm for Catholicism’s central and defining Sacrament, the Eucharist. With his study guide for The Lamb’s Supper, Scott Hahn adds summary and key points, scriptural references, excerpts from Church teachings, songs of praise, and questions for reflection and discussion for each section of the original to supplement, complement, and illuminate his bestselling work.





 Letter and SpiritLetter and Spirit

In Letter and Spirit: From Written Text to Living Word in the Liturgy,  Dr. Hahn continues his thoughtful exploration of the complex relationship between the Bible and the Catholic liturgy and offers insights into what the Bible teaches us about living the spiritual life. 






 The Letter and Spirit JournalThe Letter and Spirit Journal

A publication of  the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology in Steubenville, Ohio, Letter & Spirit is an annual journal of Catholic biblical theology that seeks to foster a deeper conversation of Sacred Scripture.  






 Living the MysteriesLiving the Mysteries

In Living the Mysteries: A Guide for Unfinished Christians, authors Scott Hahn and Mike Aquilina provide  the wisdom and insights of: St. Ambrose, St. Augustine, St. Basil, St. Clement of Alexandria, St. Cyril of Jerusalem, St. Gregory of Nyssa, St. John Chrysostom, and St. Leo the Great. This devotional is ideal for the fifty days between Easter and Pentecost; each day features a relevant point and practical applications. It is also great for those who recently received the sacraments of initiation or lifelong Catholics. 





Lord Have MercyLord Have Mercy

In Lord, Have Mercy: The Healing Power of Confession, Scott Hahn expores the sacrament of reconciliation and shows why it is the key to spiritual growth.  Drawing on the history of ancient Israel, the Gospels, the writings of the early Church, and the lives of the saints, Hahn reveals the living, scriptural heart of the Church's teachings on penance, forgiveness and reconciliation.






Many Are CalledMany Are Called

In Many Are Called, Dr. Hahn encourages Catholics around the world to renew their focus on the sacred role of the Catholic priest. He examines the biblical and historical roots of the priesthood to explain the centrality of the priest in the life of the Church.






Ordinary Work, Extraordinary GraceOrdinary Work, Extraordinary Grace

In Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace: My Spiritual Journey in Opus Dei, Scott Hahn offers the reader a deeply personal introduction to the biblical theology and spirituality of Opus Dei.






 Pocket Guide to the Bible

A Pocket Guide to the Bible

Using straightforward, accessible language, A Pocket Guide to the Bible explains the nuts and bolts of the Bible--how it came to be, the types of literature found within it, and the thrust of each book--in a handy, yet thorough, way that demystifies the Bible and simplifies understanding.






 Pocket Guide to St. Paul

A Pocket Guide to St. Paul

St. Paul was a thinker, a pastor, a missionary, a revolutionary, and a martyr.  In A Pocket Guide to Saint Paul, author Scott Hahn provides the reader with a handy, yet thorough, guide to the life of  St. Paul  and his message. 






Reasons to BelieveReasons to Believe

In Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain, and Defend the Catholic Faith, Scott Hahn unravels mysteries, corrects misunderstandings, and offers thoughtful, straightforward responses to common objections about the Catholic faith. 





 Rome Sweet RomeRome Sweet Home

In Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism, Scott Hahn and his wife Kimberly share their moving testimony of the grace and the trials that led Scott, in 1986, and Kimberly, in 1990, from Presbyterianism to the Catholic Church. 






Scripture MattersScripture Matters

What is the “Catholic” approach to interpreting the Bible? What makes for good, sound biblical scholarship? Drawing from such exemplary scholars of Scripture as Saint Thomas Aquinas, Saint Josemaría Escrivá, and Cardinal Ratzinger, Scott Hahn in Scripture Matters: Essays on Reading the Bible From the Heart of the Church,  answers questions on historical criticism, the Real Presence, and the place of Scripture in Catholic teaching. 





 Signs of LifeSigns of Life

In Signs of Life: 40 Catholic Customs and Their Biblical Roots, Dr. Scott Hahn guides readers through the Catholic Church's rites, customs, and traditional prayers. From the Rosary to the use of Holy Water -- from infant Baptism to praying with icons -- Dr. Hahn helps you to discover the deep biblical and historical roots of each practice. Each chapter covers a single topic, beginning with the basic facts from Church teaching and tradition, and then proceeds to answer common objections to and misconceptions about the practice. Each chapter concludes with advice for everyday application. 




 Spirit and LifeSpirit and Life

In Spirit and Life: Essays on Interpreting the Bible in Ordinary Time, Scott Hahn presents nine selected essays that teach the faithful to "read the Bible from the heart of the Church."






 Swear to GodSwear to God

In Swear to God: The Promise and Power of the Sacraments,Scott Hahn explores the richness of Christ's sacraments--their doctrine, history, symbols, and rituals. 






Understanding Our FatherUnderstanding Our Father

In Understanding "Our Father:" Biblical Reflections on the Lord's Prayer , Scott Hahn describes the nature and importance of prayer by drawing on the experiences of his own journey of faith and the teachings of the Church Fathers. 






 Understanding the ScripturesUnderstanding the Scriptures

In Understanding the Scriptures: A Complete Course on Bible Study, Dr. Scott Hahn presents a Catholic approach to Scripture, highlighting the theme of covenant. Tracing a path through salvation history, the book explains the various parts of the Bible and the importance of each part. Understanding the Scriptures will provide students with an understanding of Sacred Scripture that is critical to their Catholic Faith. 

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