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Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism

, 1993
ISBN: 9780898704785


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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 those 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 loves of truth and of neighbor are 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.

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  • Foreword by Peter Kreeft
  • Personal stories from Scott and Kimberly Hahn
  • Photos and illustrations
  • From the Cradle to Christ
  • From Ministry to Marriage
  • New Conceptions of the Covenant
  • Teaching and Living the Covenant as Family
  • Scott’s Search for the Church
  • One Comes Home to Rome
  • The Struggles of a Mixed Marriage
  • A Rome-antic Reunion
  • Catholic Family Life
One of the beautiful and bright-shining stars in the firmament of hope for our desperate days is this couple, the Hahns, and this story of their life and their conversion.

—Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy, Boston College

Dynamic, fresh, and devoted are terms which describe the approach that Scott and Kimberly Hahn take to assist in the renewal of the Church in the United States. Now, with their conversion, they are admirably suited to assist Catholics in re-discovering the treasure that has been entrusted to them. My hope is that many people will benefit from contact with Scott and Kimberly Hahn through their stories of conversion.

—Most Reverend John Myers, Bishop of Peoria

  • Title: Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism
  • Authors: Scott Hahn and Kimberly Hahn
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Pages: 198

Scott Hahn is the founder and director of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Additionally, he has served as the professor of theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville since 1990. Dr. Hahn is a popular speaker who has delivered hundreds of talks on Scripture and the Catholic faith, and a bestselling author of several books.

Kimberly Hahn is the author of Life-Giving Love: Embracing God’s Beautiful Design for Marriage. She is the mother of six children and is a frequent conference speaker on topics related to marriage and family life.


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  1. Harlan P. Hock Jr
    Just listen to Catholic Answers radio/podcasts or watch Journey Home on EWTN to hear all the amazing conversion stories because of this one book by this top Catholic theologian. I couldn't pass this up any longer.


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