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  1. says:

    Any Bible Christian that believes all the nonsense and misconception about the Church Jesus Christ established should sit down with there Bible

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    I'm an atheist daughter to two devout Catholics My parents fear for my soul and my mother asked me to read this Since I don’t believe in the divinity of the Bible I couldn’t get through parts 2 and 3 other than

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    Overall this book was well reasoned and provided good biblical examples when relevant for supporting arguments for Catholicism vs other Christian denominations However the first part covering arguments for the faith to present to atheists felt too shallow It could have gone much deeper into convincing arguments rather than skimming lightly

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    I have wanted to read something by Scott Hahn for a while For most of his life he was a Presbyterian even serving as a pastor before converting to Roman Catholicism Since then he has written many books on Roman Catholic Christianity This book is Catholic apologetics and while I am not convinced and thus won't be converting I found this book

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    Phew Finally finished My mother gave this to me years ago in an attempt to try to bring me back to the fold I promised her I would read it and a

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    Reason to believe is a phenomenal read My initial intention was to slowly digest the contents of the book to ruminate on each arguments and really learn about the history of the Catholic church the arguments for our practices and pointers on how we should present these arguments to non believers or our fellow Christians However the

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    Scott Hahn continues to use his vast knowledge of scripture to explain reasons the Catholic Church is the church founded by Jesus and how best to be an apologist The Bible leads us to the Church For the Bible does not create the Chu

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    Dr Hahn is a late life convert to Roman Catholicism after spending much of his life as a Presbyterian and a ministerHis approach is

  9. says:

    I read this as I was going through RCIA and entering the Catholic faith in 2007 Hahn explains things in excellent detail A

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    35 stars I found this book a little hard to get into The first part 'Natural Reasons' deals with a few principles of logic and raises points to use in discussion with atheists Although I doubt this part will convince any atheists to change their minds it gives some points to allow for the reasonableness of faith in God As Hahn states these are merely invitations to belief and not formal reasons for assenting

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This book unravels mysteries corrects misunderstandings and offers thoughtful straightforward responses to common objections about the Catholic faithBestselling author Scott Hahn a convert to Catholicism has experienced the doubts that so often drive discussions about God and the Church In the years before his conversion he was first a nonbeliever and then an anti Catholic clergymanIn REASONS TO BELIEVE he explains the how and why of the Catholic faith drawing from Scripture his own str. I m an atheist daughter to two devout Catholics My parents fear for my soul and my mother asked me to read this Since I don t believe in the divinity of the Bible I couldn t get through parts 2 and 3 other than the very final Chapter Those sections are like reading fan commentary about the Lord of the Rings Star Wars Star Trek or many of the other topics of passionate leisure discourse If you haven t gotten lost in the mystery you don t get anything out of itI thought it was a very poor piece of work Scott Hahn did not provide any uniue additions to the already poor arguments for faith He did not do any non religious source research for any of his assertions This is important because he claims it s emperically verifiable The cosmos seems to have been designed so that it might be perceived by humankind In actuality most are based on downright myths Much like Mere Christianity he appealed to the emotion of the faithful But unlike CS Lewis he appears to actually believe he has a substantive argument for faith based on empirical evidence Most were laughable attempts based on arguments previously made by men smarter than he which weren t successful eitherFor example is his argument that atheism is a new concept p31 Actually Buddhism is an atheist belief system The majority of Buddhists do not believe in a diety There are some small sects that believe that Buddha was a diety but most do not Buddhism dates back to between 6th and 4th century BCEThis book confirmed to me that religion is the opium of the people It doesn t take much for a religious book to inspire the faithful Anything that makes us think we are better in the eyes of our gods No need to think critically when the writer is clearly inspired by our god If it makes us feel righteous it must be divinely inspiredAs a side note I get very angry about the faithfulls attempts to alter the definition of law They mention the law of gravity and believe then can then take law in a scientific context and apply it to morality as a law that god gave themA law in science started out as a hypothesis published to the world after significant experimentation and work It then progresses to a theory and later to a law as thousands of scientists perform experiments designed to DISPROVE the hypothesistheory After centuries of experiments testing Newton s Law of Universal Gravitation we are unable to disprove it within it s boundaries of applicability This means that we can safely conclude that Newton s law of universal gravitation is not disobeyable which makes it a LAW Unlike believers natural law you can t choose to break these laws They aren t punishable because they aren t even breakable Really try to comprehend that And stop trying to hijack and mutilate the terms of science to serve your recruitment needs

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Reasons to Believe How to Understand Explain and Defend the Catholic Faith

And that is there when we view the natural world through a microscope through a telescope or through our contact lensesAt the heart of the book is Hahn's examination of the ten keys to the kingdom the characteristics of the Church clearly evident in the Scriptures As the story of creation discloses the world is a house that has a Father a palace where the king is really present God created the cosmos to be a kingdom and that kingdom is the universal Church fully revealed by Jesus Chris. Scott Hahn continues to use his vast knowledge of scripture to explain reasons the Catholic Church is the church founded by Jesus and how best to be an apologist The Bible leads us to the Church For the Bible does not create the Church or justify the Church or serve as the Church s constitution The Bible presupposes the Church and depends upon the Church for its own authenticationThe Church preceded the Scriptures Indeed all the New Testament books except for the Gospels are primarily occupied with describing a community already well established with distinctive policies practices and patterns of devotion with its own structures of authority and methods of decision makingIt was until the fourth or fifth century that the institutional Church fixed the New Testament in the form we know it todayThe Mass is saturated with the Bible The Bible is saturated with the Mass Dragon Age: Hard in Hightown examination of the ten keys to the kingdom the characteristics of the Church clearly The Isles evident in the Scriptures As the story of creation discloses the world is a house that has a Father a palace where the king is really present God created the cosmos to be a kingdom and that kingdom is the universal Church fully revealed by Jesus Chris. Scott Hahn continues to use his vast knowledge of scripture to KING explain reasons the Catholic Church is the church founded by Jesus and how best to be an apologist The Bible leads us to the Church For the Bible does not create the Church or justify the Church or serve as the Church s constitution The Bible presupposes the Church and depends upon the Church for its own authenticationThe Church preceded the Scriptures Indeed all the New Testament books Ty jesteś moje imię except for the Gospels are primarily occupied with describing a community already well The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy established with distinctive policies practices and patterns of devotion with its own structures of authority and methods of decision makingIt was until the fourth or fifth century that the institutional Church fixed the New Testament in the form we know it todayThe Mass is saturated with the Bible The Bible is saturated with the Mass

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Uggles and those of other converts as well as from everyday life and even natural science Hahn shows that reason and revelation nature and the supernatural are not opposed to one another; rather they offer complementary evidence that God exists But He doesn't merely exist He is someone and He has a personality a personal style that is discernible and knowable Hahn leads readers to see that God created the universe with a purpose and a form a form that can be found in the Book of Genesis. Reason to believe is a phenomenal read My initial intention was to slowly digest the contents of the book to ruminate on each arguments and really learn about the history of the Catholic church the arguments for our practices and pointers on how we should present these arguments to non believers or our fellow Christians However the lucidity of the arguments the breadth of historical context and the gentleness by which the author bring forth centuries of Catholic theology and beliefs has made me finish the book in less than 3 hours and probably 3 hour smost well spent this year so farAs the title of the book suggested the author plays the role of an apologetic someone who explain and defend the faith So it is natural that this is not even approximately close a comprehensive introduction of the Catholic faith but a response to skepticism and doubts that we usually have from our secular and non Catholic Christian friends He divides the book into 3 sections natural biblical and theological arguments I think the natural arguments are fairly dry although I do appreciate the uick historical introduction of StThomas Auinas Five Ways Kant s moral argument or Pascal s Wager as part of the long winded defense of the non secular faith The beauty of the book comes forth when Scott Hann starts his biblical arguments for the authority one holy universal and apostolic of the Catholic Church Mary the Holy Communion and finally culminates in his passionate theological discussion of the Catholic Church as the restored and also transformed Davidic kingdomScott Hann emphasizes throughout the book that we should not try to be too ambitious about convincing others with our faith Indeed the point is not to always be able to piece together wise or witty response but to recognize and proclaim in our own humility the vastness and magnificent nature of the Christian faithSometimes we may answer with a single verse because that s what our friends are looking for but the true Catholic answer is the entire Bible Sometimes we may answer in a single breath but we must also answer with out entire lives