Scott Hahn explores the "covenant love" God reveals to us through the Scriptures, and explains how God patiently reaches out to us - despite our faults and shortcomings - to restore us into relationship with his divine family. Begining with Adam and Eve and coming down through the generations to the coming of Christ and the birth of the Church. You'll discover how the patient love of the Father revealed in the Bible is the same pesistent love he has for you. "What is it that unites people as members of one family? Flesh and blood and a common name. Accordingly, the members of God's universal family, the Church, are united in the sacrificial family banquet we call the Eucharist - Christ's flesh and blood. Similarly, just as a common name unites a family, we as Church are united through baptism, rebirth and adoption into God's family in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit"
"This book is about five things you need to do in order to enter into the experience of Jesus Christ as saviour, teacher, leader, lover and lord. In the experience of union with him on these levels you will discover the fullness of the life of grace." "Five graves, five risings; That is the substance of this book. Baptism committed us to all of them. But it is possible, even probable, that neither at the time of our Baptism nor afterward did we ever put them specifically in focus. We are committed to them all; we are even living them all in a general, perhaps haphazard way. And they are bearing fruit in our lives. But perhaps not the fruit they ought to bear, and not the fruit they can bear if we live them to the full.