Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism

Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism

by Scott Hahn, Kimberly Hahn


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The well-known and very popular Catholic couple, Scott and Kimberly Hahn, have been constantly travelling and speaking all over North America for the last few years about their conversion to the Catholic Church. Now these two outstanding Catholic apologists tell in their own words about the incredible spiritual journey that led them to embrace Catholicism. Scott Hahn was a Presbyterian minister, the top student in his seminary class, a brilliant Scripture scholar, and militantly anti-Catholic ... until he reluctantly began to discover that his enemy had all the right answers. Kimberly, also a top-notch theology student in the seminary, is the daughter of a well-known Protestant minister, and went through a tremendous dark night of the soul after Scott converted to Catholicism. Their conversion story and love for the Church has captured the hearts and minds of thousands of lukewarm Catholics and brought them back into an active participation in the Church. They have also influenced countless conversions to Catholicism among their friends and others who have heard their powerful testimony. Written with simplicity, charity, grace and wit, the Hahns' deep love and knowledge of Christ and of Scripture is evident and contagious throughout their story. Their love of truth and of neighbor is equally evident, and their theological focus on the great importance of the family, both biological and spiritual, will be a source of inspiration for all readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780898704785
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication date: 08/01/1993
Pages: 198
Sales rank: 58,722
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Scott Hahn, Ph.D., well-known as the author of several best-selling books including Rome Sweet Home and The Lamb's Supper, is a professor of scripture at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and a very popular scripture scholar and speaker.

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Rome Sweet Home 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Prejudice runs deep. I know for I have spent years unlearning things I ¿knew¿ for more than thirty years. A non-Catholic myself, I actually became fearful before completing this book that Scott Hahn was going to persuade me I HAD to become Catholic if I was going to approach my faith with intellectual honesty while taking the Bible seriously (issues of great importance to me). The arguments are presented with simple clarity and Biblical authority that rings true. They are arguments that conflicted with my prejudices, but not with Biblical teaching. Perhaps stronger even than the logic, however, is the reality that Hahn fought against that logic every step of the way. Coming from a non-Catholic background himself, and steeped in anti-Catholic teaching, in-depth study drew him against his intense resistance, to embrace the Catholic faith. This is a brilliant book, very dangerous to deep rooted prejudice, but giving a wealth of insight into the Biblical foundation of key Catholic beliefs and traditions. It is invaluable for Catholic and non-Catholic alike. I highly recommend it to anyone wishing to understand the teachings of the Catholic church, from either inside or outside. I will also give fair warning to those who cherish a strong anti-Catholic bias -- this is a dangerous book to read if you are intent on holding onto that bias. My respect for Catholic Brothers and Sisters has multiplied greatly, this book being a catalyst in the process. I don¿t know how to pay higher tribute to an author than to say ¿Thank you for helping me see old things with new eyes.¿ My understanding of my own faith, and the many core beliefs we share is deeper and richer today because of this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was raised a Baptist, so I grew up hearing all about the errors and evils of Roman Catholicism. Finally, after years of Bible study. I have found my true home in the Catholic Church. How did it happen? Amazingly, our former preacher, after spending years attacking Catholicism, astounded our congregation after announcing his intention to become a Catholic himself. After briefly explaining his new-found Catholic convictions from Scripture, he held up his copy of this book, 'Rome Sweet Home,' in the pulpit, and then invited 'anyone with a mind truly open to God's Word and Spirit to read this carefully and prayerfully'. So I did (especially since he was giving away free copies). He became a Catholic last year, and now I became one this year. Amazing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a cradle Catholic and spent 12 years attending Catholic schools. I am married to a Lutheran and live in a very Christian but protestant community. I have been on a journey to answer the fundamental question, why am I Catholic. This book has lead me to a renewed faith and conviction in my Catholic religion. The Holy Spirit was truly working through Scott and Kimberly in the writing of this book.
WC127 More than 1 year ago
The Hahn's "Rome Sweet Rome" is a book that I found difficult to put down. I appreciate their honesty and insights about becoming catholic. The same struggles they shared I have experienced with my own spiritual growth. If you are wondering about the catholic faith and are too embarrassed or fearful of starting an argument with people of other religions then this is a book you should read.
Solitaireyqueen More than 1 year ago
Scott & Kimberly Hahn's journey home to the Catholic church is simply amazing! With most couples divorcing over the slightest of differences, these two stuck together through a difficult period of spiritual awakening that left me wondering how they would survive. The story is often painful as Scott grows closer to the Catholic church, much to Kimberly's complete and utter horror! I think the fact that these two people (both highly educated in theology) came home to the Catholic church through fact-finding through the bible was jaw-dropping to me. I found this to be an inspiring look at a couple's intimate journey to faith and I admire them both for it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read for any person seeking to understand the Catholic faith. It is great to let a former Protestant theologan tackle some of the issues many Catholic and Protestants think they have problems with. As we growth in our faiths, we forget the lessons learned by the previous Christians over the last 2000 years. Let Scott Hahn do your homework! He is a gifted intellect and expresses himself in a very logical and readable manner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a Roman Catholic, and this book was recommended by a young lady at my parish. I am fairly involved at my parish and it amazes me to see how many people appear to be disinterested and disillusioned by the church. There are many reasons for that, and I have been there too. The Catholic church has so much to offer and reading Rome Sweet Home was a pleasure. It is great to see that people still get excited at what the chruch has to offer. Thank you for telling your story. I think this is a valuable read by all and should be put on a 'definately should be read by Catholics' reading list. There are many people I know who may benefit from its honest enthusiasm.
cajunsmom More than 1 year ago
I read this book in 3 nites. Any Catholic, non-Catholic, or anyone THINKING about converting over to the Catholic Faith should read this book. I learned so much from reading this book. Very well written and I highly recommend it to ANYONE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All I can say is thank God for Scott and Kimberly. They give great testimony to the faith and their work is certainly blessed! By far a wonderful book for both Catholics and non Catholics. This will change hearts and minds and lead them to Truth!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These are two stories of conversion that are well told. Having heard "The Tape" of Scott Hahn's conversion story, I was still entertained and educated by the questions and their answers that he struggled with on his journey. I was very moved by Kimberly's story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed Hahn's "Lamb's Supper" and thought I'd also enjoy the story of Hahn's conversion to the Catholic faith. For a man of his theologic background and Protestant upbringing to demonstrate such a longing and convey that to me is quite an humbling and affirming read. As a recent returnee to the Church I enjoyed reading about his earliest longings to investigate the awesome tradition of the Church. Thanks Dr. Hahn for telling me your story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A story about a couple's search for the truth and how they dealt with the consecuences of finding it. There is so much to be learned from this couple. No matter what denomination of christianity you belong to, this is a book that grabs you. I could not let it down until I was finished.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received this book from a neighbor who insisted I read it. It was a book that touched my life tremendously. I had difficulty putting it down and when I finished I wanted to read it all over again. I have told numerous friends to read it, one professor bought twenty copies in Spanish to distribute to his students. It is a must read for every Catholic to spark their faith and for every Christian so that they will come home to the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing! So beautifully written.
johndec on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A wonderful account of the "coming home" of the Hahn family. Scott Hahn, now a well-known Catholic theologian and speaker, was originally a Protestant. This book is a very compelling account of how Scott found Catholicism and perfectly described the trials and tribulations he and his family endured while converting. If anyone needs a spiritual shot in their arm, this book is the perfect remedy.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reason for Reading: Popular Catholic theologian Scott Hahn has written many books and I would like to read several of them. Before I started those, however, I thought I would start with this, his conversion story.Comments: What can I say? An absolutely, inspirational story of a very difficult, journey that Scott and his wife found themselves on that ended with them coming home to the Church. Scott was a Presbyterian minister, self described as vehemently anti-Catholic, to the point where he didn't believe Catholics were even Christians and wouldn't go to Heaven. His wife's feelings were not so strong. She allowed Catholics a place in Heaven but was against everything she thought they taught.It was from this mindset that Scott Hahn delves deeper into his own personal Bible studies to find himself coming up with truths that echo Catholic beliefs. Scott reaches out to many highly regarded professors, theologians and friends in the ministry for help to counter the Catholic beliefs that scripture is leading him towards, but none can adequately do so. In fact, several of them end up on their own journeys to conversion!The book is a beautiful, inspiring and exciting read as the Catholic beliefs and doctrines are biblically explained with scripture. As a Catholic myself I found it wonderful to see Scott's light bulb moments, to see the truths of the Catholic Church come rushing forward when he and others looked at them with open hearts. The first part of the book is hard to read as Scott pulls no punches in letting the reader know just how anti-Catholic he was but this serves to show how far he had to travel on his journey. The book also shows the wonderful devoted relationship through Christ he and his wife Kimberly share as he gets closer to conversion she pulls further away yet their marriage holds together even when others interfere with the suggestion of the "D"-word.An amazing book and a must read for people in the process of conversion, any Catholic who hasn't already read it and for any Protestant who thinks Catholic faith is not based on scripture.
sapsygo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great book, very inspiring and engaging. The authors have a great writing style and a lot of thought provoking things to say.
allenkeith on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great book: It argues the essentials of Christian orthodoxy, salvation and sanctification based on a husband and wife¿s story of their journey from the Protestant Church to the Roman Catholic Church. It's a very exciting and a short book. It not only chronicles the events of the authors' journey but their personal trauma and difficulty in being open to and guided by the one truth and following where it will lead. It¿s inspiring because it gives insight into the human side of being surrendered to God and ultimately finding the great prize.
spfitzinger on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A very well-written book by a husband and wife, both sharing their experiences of how God led them to the Catholic Church.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you so much Scott! Really helped me a lot!
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Riveting and compelling.
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