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5.0 out of 5 stars you don't have to be a scholar
I originally bought this book for a friend and since I paid for it I thought I might as well skim through it.
Well, I kept that copy and have ordered her another one.
The Mass which I viewed in black and white has now become vibrant with incredible color. Thank you, Scott Hahn.
Published on May 21 2005
3.0 out of 5 stars Let's Be Honest, This Viewpoint ISN'T NEW!!!!
OK, I like the concept of the book. I'm putting it in my shopping cart to purchase on my next order. In fact, I think EVERYONE should understand the Book of Revelation and the Lord's Supper in this way.
But let's be honest. This information isn't new. In fact, I first read these views from a PROTESTANT MINISTER!
Where? In David Chilton's book DAYS OF VENGEANCE...
Published on Aug. 18 2002
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have!,
This review is from: The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth (Hardcover)I had to read this book twice just to make sure that I didn't miss anything the first time. This is truly a great book by Dr. Hahn. He is a master at taking something that we have believed all along and teaching it in a way in which we have never thought of. I think this is one of the best books that I've read.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful insights,
This review is from: The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth (Hardcover)I enjoyed Dr. Hahn's insights as he related the Lambs supper to so much of the book of Revelation. Silent Witnesses in the Gosples by Allan F. Wright is also recommended for those interested in Scripture insights.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Mass is Heaven on Earth!,
This review is from: The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth (Hardcover)After reading this book, Mass is a new experience for me. I've been Catholic for 57 years with 12 years of Catholic school behind me. I thought I understood the Catholic Mass pretty well.
I didn't. This book showed me why I didn't understand the sacrifice of the Mass.
Scott Hahn has shown that Christ's body and blood incarnated upon the altar take the place of the Ark of the Covenent of The Old Testament.
As the angels guarded the Ark, they now sing around the altar as the Lamb of God takes away the sins of the world.
For anyone who wants to understand the Catholic Mass and for Catholics who want their enthusiasm renewed for the Mass, I highly recommend this little book.
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastiic read, especially for Catholics! INSPIRING!!,
This review is from: The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth (Hardcover)This is a fantastic book that will make you want to go to Mass every Sunday with faith and confidence! It shows that the whole Mass is biblical- EVERY PART OF IT! It also shows that there is a double meaning to the book of revelations that many people overlook today- especially Catholics. Yes, the book of Revelation was written by a man named John to encourage the early Christians so that they would gladly be persecuted for the sake of Christ. It shows them that Christ will come and save them on Judgement day. But there's much more to the book than that! Scott Hahn shows you a different point of view on the book of revelation- the book of revelation reveals the mass as HEAVEN ON EARTH. How cool is that? When you participate in mass, you are singing with the angels! It is an excellent read, and I suggest it to all Catholics out there!
5.0 out of 5 stars An emotional supper!,
This review is from: The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth (Hardcover)As someone coming to the Catholic church, this book answered many core questions about mass that I have felt in the years I have attended with my "cradle Catholic" wife, but never was sure of. The beauty and awe of what occurs in what some feel is a mundane hour or so on Sunday is poured out in the mass that Dr. Hahn calls "heaven on earth".
5.0 out of 5 stars Glorious Interpretation,
This review is from: The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth (Hardcover)Dr. Scott Hahn is a blessing both for Roman Catholics and Protestants alike. His skill for demonstrating a Catholic belief structure in a way that will not scare off the Evangelical brethern is a talent that few have. In this volume, he demonstrates this talent perfectly by explaining the most misunderstood practice of the Catholic faith, the Mass, while explaining the most misunderstood book of the Bible, the Apocalypse, in the light of the mass. It is an eye-opener to say the least. This book should be required reading for both Catholics and Protestants alike -- for Catholics, it reinforces the ritual we go through every week; for Protestants, it will shed light on all those "bizarre" and "confusing" practices that Catholics perform. Either way, the reader will only come out strengthed and better for reading this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Escaping the Real Absence, or the Mass for the Masses!,
This review is from: The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth (Hardcover)There are a few reasons to read this book.
1) Hahn does a great job in tracing the Church's teaching on the Eucharist and Christ's real presence, starting with the Scriptures and a detailed account of the earliest Christian writers and texts, many of which are of a liturgical nature.
I was not too surprised to find little made of the Holy Spirit's work in the mass. While Hahn draws on the Eastern Orthodox tradition in this work, he fails to make note of the epiclesis, or calling down of the Holy Spirit upon the gifts of bread and wine and the congregation to make them the very body and blood of Christ. Even so, it is a great read!
Other books of interest may include: "For the Life of the World", "Introduction to Liturgical Theology", and "Liturgy and Tradition" all by Alexander Schmemann; "The Eucharist Makes the Church" and "Sacrament of Salvation" both by Paul McPartlan; "Eucharist" and "Liturgical Piety" both by Louis Bouyer; Macy's "The Banquet's Wisdom: A short History of the Theologies of the Lord's Supper"; "The Shape of the Liturgy" by Gregory Dom Dix; Shea's "This is My Body"; and for some Eastern Orthodox liturgical texts that you may find very devotionally useful, "The Lenten Triodion" and "The Festal Menaion" edited and translated by Mother Mary and Kallistos Ware. ENJOY!
5.0 out of 5 stars A model of good scholarship and accessible popular writing,
This review is from: The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth (Hardcover)When all is said and done, can there be a more fundamental and central framework within which to situate the whole order of liturgical theology and practice than that of the sacramental invocation of the Kingdom of God? This growing conviction was brought home to me recently by this book, "The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth," by Scott Hahn of the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Hahn's book is a model combination of good scholarship and accessible popular writing.
5.0 out of 5 stars Biblical Basis of the Mass,
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This review is from: The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth (Hardcover)It is very important for apologetical reasons to provide Scriptural foreshadowings, as well as fulfillments, of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass -- the center of Catholic worship. This Dr. Scott Hahn does expertly, as is the case for nearly all his prolific writings.
Another book that takes up the topic of Scriptural prefigurements for the Eucharist is "Why Matter Matters: Philosophical and Scriptural Reflections on the Sacraments" (authored by Dr. David P. Lang with a Preface by Dr. Peter J. Kreeft, published by Our Sunday Visitor). Chapters 2 and 3, titled respectively "Why Wheat Bread?" and "Why Grape Wine?" are particularly relevant, but also Chapter 4, part of which covers the amazing symbolic association between wheat bread and olive oil forecast in the Old Covenant as a prefigurement of the Consecration in the Mass, where olive oil represents the action of the Holy Spirit in effecting transubstantiation of wheat bread into the Body of Christ. Both books are highly recommended -- along with Patrick Madrid's "Why is That in Tradition?" and Mike Aquilina's "Mass of the Early Christians" (both from OSV).
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!,
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This review is from: The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth (Hardcover)Quite simply, this book has changed my life. It is a must-read for all Catholics - it can transform your faith.
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The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth by Scott Hahn (Hardcover - Nov. 9 1999)
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