The extraordinary vision and panache of Scott Hahn's books have made Catholic theology thrilling and accessible for millions of readers inside and far beyond the boundaries of the Church. In First Comes Love, he not only reflects on the nitty-gritty of life, love, relationships, marriage and family but shows how the family draws us into the mystery of God. In recent years we have seen the family, as an institution, in decline, often portrayed as a place of repression and fear rather than of openness and love. Most marriages end, bitterly, in divorce. Yet, argues Hahn, our only hope of regaining happiness and wholeness lies not in attacking the family but in a recovery of our understanding of the family as the heart of God's plan for creation.
Theology and biblical interpretation take on the excitement of an adventure story in this irresistible and often moving reflection on love, the family, the Trinity, and the Church. This new edition includes a new chapter by the author.
About the Author
Dr. Scott Hahn is the author (or editor) of over forty books, including several recent titles (Joy to the World, Evangelizing Catholics, Angels and Saints, and Consuming the Word), along with best-selling titles like Rome Sweet Home, The Lamb's Supper, Hail Holy Queen, A Father Who Keeps His Promises, Lord Have Mercy, Swear to God, Understanding Our Father, Scripture Matters, Spirit and Life, Understanding the Scriptures, Catholic Bible Dictionary, Many Are Called, Signs of Life, Reasons to Believe, Answering the New Atheism, Ordinary Work Extraordinary Grace, and Living the Mysteries.
An exceptionally popular speaker and teacher, Dr. Scott Hahn has delivered thousands of popular talks and academic lectures, nationally and internationally, on a wide range of topics related to Scripture, Theology and the Catholic faith. He is the Founder and President of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. In 2005, he was awarded the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary (Latrobe PA), which he held through 2011. He was ordained in 1982 at Trinity Presbyterian Church (Fairfax VA). He entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, 1986.
Dr. Scott Hahn was born in 1957, and has been married to Kimberly since 1979. They live in Steubenville Ohio and have six children and twelve grandchildren.