Since the day the Gospel first spread over the globe, Christians have held a unique position: they are both citizens of heaven and worldly heirs, and they both love and are hated by the world. Christians, according to a writer from the second century, are to the world what the soul is to the body. Greco-Roman civilisation was altered and given the strength to flourish by people of religion.
This is how Christians have always lived, according to 2 Corinthians 4:10, "always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested."
This book's message is both reassuringly realistic and upbeat. Today's Christians are exiles. However, Christians have always endured despite being foreigners in a strange place. Although it is a timeless message, it is here properly adjusted for our day.
Hardcover. 192 pages.
“I highly recommend this latest work from Scott Hahn and Brandon McGinley, Catholics in Exile. As believers experience themselves as ‘strangers in a strange land’ amid increasing secularization, these reflections offer practical advice and inspiration, drawing on the biblical narrative, to help disciples on their pilgrimage toward our true homeland, which is heaven itself.”
Bishop Earl K. Fernandes, Bishop of Columbus (Ohio)
“This book is a storehouse of spiritual insight and natural wisdom for Christians facing the stresses of our age of extremes. Don’t miss it.”
“The people of God are in a time of historic crisis, but that doesn’t mean it’s a time devoid of joy, purpose, and new identity. Quite the opposite. It’s a time when we need to lean in to all of the above. Catholics in Exile shows us the way.”
Chris Stefanick, Founder and President, Real Life Catholic
“At a time when any kind of objective meaning and truth is not only up for grabs but coercive pressure disallows such commitment to transcendent truth, this book is a breath of fresh air and a clear battle plan—one which goes beyond the talking points and digs to the fundamental roots of the Catholic faith.”
“Catholics in Exile is a rare and wonderful read. Scott Hahn and Brandon McGinley bring biblical stories to life and their enduring relevance feels new and needed in times such as these.”
“Being in exile is not something new for the Church, but is something we find throughout her history. This book is a tremendous source of encouragement and points us forward in a hope-filled journey that helps us live now while we are on our pilgrimage to heaven, our true home.”
Jeffrey L. Morrow, Ph.D., Professor of Theology, Seton Hall University
“The City of God grows when we who live in the City of Man convert. When we do, we will still be in the same city, but we will be a small part of transforming it when we begin to change our own habits and lifestyles to reflect the Holy Trinity. Hahn and McGinley offer us hope and direction on this path of revitalizing our culture in, by, and for God.”
Jacob Imam, Founder, College of St. Joseph the Worker
“As a father of ten, how do I make sense of the widening evil encircling us, from both within and without the Church? What does a father say at the family dinner? I knew we were in trouble, in big trouble—and I thought it was as if we were living in exile. But my idea of exile was anything but biblical. Until I read this book! And I read a lot of books! If you think exile is primarily punishment for infidelities, read this book and think again. Exile is part of a divine plan where God outwits his creation at every turn, providing the fertile ground for both exiles and neighbors to grow in hope and perfect confidence in God.”
Chris Erickson, Editorial Director, Emmaus Road Publishing