Win Scott Hahn's New Book "Consuming the Word"



Scott Hahn

Scott Hahn

Some books hit my “must read” list without much scrutiny or decision-making. Such is the case for any book carrying Scott Hahn’s name. I haven’t yet read Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church, but I already know I’m going to love it when my copy arrives. And the good news is that to celebrate the launch of Dr. Hahn’s latest, we’re giving away a copy to our readers! Be sure to leave a comment at the end of this post to enter to win.

Consuming the Word looks to be a true primer for our role in the New Evangelization. At a time when each of us are called into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ — truly present in the Eucharist — a book like this reinforces not only our knowledge of but indeed our relationship with God’s word in sacred scripture.

I’ll share the press release for this great book below and invite you to join me in enjoying Consuming the Word.

Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church

Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church

Examining the Roots of Biblical Vocabulary

Why Reading Scripture through the Lens of the Early Church is Necessary for Evangelizing in a Modern World

Colorado Springs, ColoradoWhether you believe that God is speaking in Scripture or not, you are not going to understand fully what the human writers of the Bible intended to convey unless you read their writings on their own terms.

In Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church (May 28, 2013, Image Books), Dr. Scott Hahn examines some of Christianity’s most basic terms and what they meant to the sacred authors, the apostolic preachers, and their first hearers.

At a time when the Church is embarking on a New Evangelization, Hahn shows us that if we read the Scriptures “in the Spirit in which they were written,” as the Church tells us we must, their religious meaning grows deeper and larger.

“Anyone acquainted with the rich body of writing that flows so inspiringly from the hand and heart of Dr. Hahn knows that he brings profound personal insight to his demonstrated theological expertise,” writes Cardinal Donald Wuerl in the foreword to the book.  “Consuming the Word continues in that illustrious tradition.  It brings us a powerful and welcome guide as we take our place in the great and challenging work in sharing the Good News.”

Order Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church and support with your purchase

We’re giving away one copy of Consuming the Word courtesy of the book’s publisher Image. To enter to win, leave a comment below by midnight Pacific on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. One winner will be randomly selected to receive a free copy of this book. 

Copyright 2013 Lisa M. Hendey



About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.


  1. Becky Bouck on

    Lisa, I love Catholic Mom. I have gotten so much information from your website! I am 56 years old and am now a Catholic Grandmother. I am still learning and I love it. I am sharing the website with my friends. Thank you!

  2. I find myself more and more un-schooled in my faith. The more I read the more I realize how sad it is that I didn’t know. And worse yet, didn’t teach my children, and still, God is waiting for us to discover Him a little more each day! We are loving this path.
    Thank you for your lifeline to our voyage to discovery. So anxious each day to delve.

  3. Patricia Proctor on

    Some authors never seem to run out of steam or run out of powerful ways to deepen my own conversion. Such is the case with anything Scott Hahn writes. It’s never a question of should I get one of his books, only a matter of when.

  4. Would love to read this along with the Raising Intentional Disciples book for the Lawn Chair Catechism study! Thanks for the opportunity!

  5. I love to read anything by Scott Hahn! I love Catholic Mom and looking forward to the Lawn Chair Catechism. Thank you for the chance to win! God Bless.

  6. Please choose me! This looks like a great summer read and anything by Scott Hahn is bound to be great!

  7. Sarah O @ Two Os Plus More on

    Love Scott Hahn! How exciting for another book by him to be released. Thanks for a great contest!

  8. I’ve recently begun reading Scott Hahn’s books & am enjoying them all so far. I would love to win this new book!

  9. Michele Marchesa on

    I read and loved Hail Holy Queen by Scott Hahn and have always wanted to read more of his books. Please enter me.

  10. I studied Scott Hahn while I was in the RCIA…he is a wonderful author! I stumbled upon while I was searching for some much needed spiritual resources to nourish my faith during a turbulent time for my family. Looking forward to reading this great new gift from Mr. Hahn

  11. Met Dr Hahn in the Rome airport! He is such a gracious man in addition to his superb knowledge which he shares with such zeal in person and in his writing. I read everything by him and recommend his writings to all! Thanks for this opportunity to win!

  12. Leslie Lenko on

    My husband and I have a great appreciation of the books, DVD’s and CD’s of Dr. Scott Hahn. We would love the opportunity to win a copy of Consuming the Word. Congratulations to him on his new book!

  13. I’ll clean my work/reading table now and start brewing my coffee and bagle with butter for it… of course, with my handy dandy notebook and unblotting pen.

  14. I am so grateful that so many of these great authors are coming out with such informational books that are educating us in our own faith! I am truly amazed and ashamed that converts know more about our faith than those of us that were born into it.

    I wish I had books such as these growing up so that I could have a better understanding of my faith. Thank you Scott Hahn, Matthew Kelly and especially Catholic Mom for providing so many resources for us as individuals, parents, catechists and evangelists in this Year of the Faith!

  15. I have to say “ditto” to what Sarah said above…and I love that I’m learning more about my faith and have wonderful friends in my bible study who help me on my journey, (and who have recommended some other wonderful Scott Hahn books). I find myself thirsting for more.

  16. I’m a Catholic convert because of the writings of Scott Hahn. God gave him a gift that opens the eyes of many a protestant.

  17. Greg Kittelson on

    As a father of seven, anything I can read to help me spiritually renew myself in the chaos is a blessing. Scott Hawn is one of the best.

  18. Wow! What a great opportunity! Thanks so much! Can’t wait to read the book, and add it to our co-op library for our Catholic community. GBY

  19. Scott and Kimberly Hahn are phenomenal authors! Their books have done more to bring me into a deeper understanding, love and appreciation of my Catholic faith than nearly anything else. I’m always excited when he releases a new book because I know I will learn so much from it! I would love to win this!

  20. Christine Hebert on

    I love Scott Hahn’s writings and I would love to win this book! Thank you for the opportunity!

  21. I’m glad i found your website after google’ing ‘catholic moms’ 🙂 excited to read and learn from you!!! Excited as well about this chance to win Scott Hahn’s new book! God bless you, Lisa and team!


    As you can see I live in Italy.Religeous books take a long time before they’re translated in italian and it’s almost impossible to buy the original version. So winning one is a great opportunity of getting a copy.

  23. I have not read any of his books but everyone keeps talking about him. I hope that this could be the start of a beautiful relationship.

  24. I have read several of Dr. Hahn’s books and they helped so much to bring my husband and I into the Catholic Church!

  25. Lisa Fletcher on

    I have loved Scott Hahn since I first heard him on Catholic radio years ago in Florida. Would love a chance to win his newest book!

  26. Absolutely love his books! Since by Grandma gave me Rome Sweet Home in the 90s I’ve been very blessed by his writings and would love to win one!

  27. Lisa, Our womans group is currently reading your book on the saints I love it,! We will be skyping with you this next week , Wednesday, awesome! To talk to a author is a honor. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule, your views are really helping my faith grow. Sincerely yours, janet

  28. Kathleen Anderson on

    not sure when this book will be (or has been) given away but if i’m not too late i’ll throw my name in ~ am researching books on Catholic parenting and your website came up, then this Scott Hahn book giveaway ~ have been a Hahn family fan for decades!

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