First Comes Love: Finding Your Family in the Church and the Trinity - Scott Hahn
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.