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 is 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.
'Scott Hahn is always a surprise. After a glitzy autobiographical opening, you think First Comes Love will be a re-play of an old record, following well-worn grooves. But then, as you read on, the absolute freshness of the thinking rises up and hits you between the eyes. Hahn's theology is wholly original and wholly orthodox. This is a remarkable book.' -- Aidan Nichols OP