Scott Hahn is an amazing powerhouse of faith teaching for me. He knows how to break down a topic and make it digestible. His art is not just in breaking it down, he is able to paint a beautiful fresco with his words. He is able to sculpt in a way that captivates the reader and you don't want to put the book down.
I recently joined our congregations book club because I was drawn to the book they were going to read: HAIL HOLY QUEEN by Scott Hahn.
What a beautiful book! What I love is he explains right in the beginning, in his forward, how, even he, when first learning Catholic faith, didn't quite understand the respect Catholics held for Mary. He too, like so many, saw it as idolatry. He wrote this book wanting to demystify the faulty thinking toward Mary and the Church. But I think mostly to encourage ALL followers of faith to see how she is MOTHER TO EACH AND EVERY ONE of us!
I am over halfway through this book and I am even more in love with this WOMAN whom I turn to each and every morning with my rosary and my flaws. I give her my darling daughter, asking her to please pick up the pieces where I will falter, because I am human and I will!
SHE IS A RADIANT example of LOVE, JOY, PEACE, FAITHFULNESS, TRUST!!!
Can each of us say we would take on such a responsibility to raise the Son of God!? Even knowing what scripture had been written about what would happen to the Son of God?! Could you or I just watch and pray as our child is scourged and so much more!?
If you don't know much about Mary and why she is held in any regard or respect I HIGHLY recommend this book! It is beyond beautiful. It illustrates scripture beautifully how important her role is in God's life, the world, and our life! You won't want to put it down. I imagine you'll end up reading it again and again just as I KNOW I will!
Have a fabulous Sunday full of peace and love!
Hugs and blessings,