Understanding Our Father: Biblical Reflections On The Lord's Prayer


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The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that the Our Father “is truly the summary of the whole Gospel” (no. 2761). Catholics pray the Lord’s Prayer whenever they worship at Mass and say the Rosary, and other Christians pray it frequently as well. Join Scott Hahn (accompanied by St. Cyprian, St. John Chrysostom, and St. Augustine) as he unlocks the riches of the Lord’s Prayer.


Imprimatur: R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of Steubenville, August 29, 2002.

"By blending his own scriptural insights on the Lord's Prayer with the thoughts of four great Church Fathers, Professor Hahn writes a prescription for what ails many of our families – too little prayer. I urge husbands and wives to read and discuss this book and share its wisdom with their children by devotedly praying the Our Father as a family every day. Immeasurable blessings will follow."
– Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Denver

"With remarkable clarity, keen personal insight, and solid catechesis, Dr. Scott Hahn once more takes the reader into a critical element of the faith: the nature and importance of prayer. His personal meditations on the Lord's Prayer, combined with theological reflections from four saints and Fathers of the Church, are refreshing to the soul – nearly as refreshing as prayer itself!"
– Most Rev. Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of Milwaukee

"Scott Hahn, in the first part of this book, draws on the experience of his own journey of faith, which led him to the Catholic Church, and on the wisdom of the Church Fathers to throw light on the essential spirit of prayer found in the Our Father. The extracts from Saints Cyprian, Cyril of Jerusalem, John Chrysostom, and Augustine, which make up the second part of the book, are a precious source of insight into Christian prayer. I hope the book will be used by many families, for those who use it will find their life with God strengthened and enriched."
– Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago

"This is a great book for all Catholics, but it is an essential book for Catholic fathers. The essence of restoring fatherhood is turning the hearts of fathers back to God the Father. Read this important book slowly and prayerfully. It will deepen your faith and transform your life."
– Steve Wood, Founder, St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers




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