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Signs of Life: Catholic Customs and Their Biblical Roots - Case of 40 Books

Dr. Scott Hahn

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Dr. Scott Hahn, beloved Catholic author, professor, and speaker celebrates the touchstones of Catholic life, guiding readers to a deeper faith through the Church’s rites, customs, and traditional prayers.


This thorough and yet approachable guide to Catholic practices unveils the deep scriptural roots of our faith to helps us better understand and, consequently, cherish our Catholic identity. Whether the reader brings questions, a latent faith, or a lifelong commitment, they are sure to be inspired and educated!


Dr. Hahn unveils the biblical roots of 20 Catholic customs, including:

– Holy Water
– The Sign of the Cross
– The Mass
– Guardian angels
– Novenas
– Priesthood
– Incense
– Relics
– Confession
– Indulgences
– Intercession of the Saints
– The Rosary
– Scapulars and Medals
– and many more!

Praise for Signs of Life

“Lifelong Catholics realize that it usually takes a convert to help us appreciate and better understand the customs and practices we too often take for granted. Scott Hahn does just that in this immensely readable yet substantive loving look at Catholic prayer, devotions, and beliefs.” 

Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York 


“There is genius in Catholicism and once again Scott Hahn unveils it like the masterpiece that it is. Every chapter of Signs of Life is filled with insights and practices that will change the way you live your life and celebrate your faith.” 

Matthew Kelly


“Things done for too long can become a habit—and habits have a way of losing their meaning. In this long-awaited treasure of a book, Scott Hahn reveals the historical and biblical roots of so many Catholic practices. Finally, Catholics will not only know what to do but why they do it.”

Raymond Arroyo, New York Times bestselling author and host of EWTN’s The World Over Live


“Professor Hahn’s purpose is both devotional and apologetic. In showing how Catholic popular piety is scripturally grounded, he explains practices that shape Catholic life and help us grow in grace. This is a book that will be helpful to individuals and to the Church as a whole.”

Francis Cardinal George, OFM, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago


“For decades non-Catholics and even some perplexed Catholics have questioned a number of the beliefs and especially the devotional acts of the Catholic Church. Scott Hahn addresses these questions in Signs of Life, producing crystal-clear explanations of the Church’s traditional practices. His own background as a convert makes him the perfect person to write this book.” 

Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR



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