Catholics are taught to prize holiness—to admire it in others and to strive for it in their own lives. But we're never quite told what holiness is. In Holy Is His Name: The Transforming Power of God's Holiness in Scripture, Scott Hahn seeks to define the term in order to help us better understand our relationship with holiness. Tracing the meaning of holiness first through the Old Testament and then the New, Hahn masterfully reveals how God gradually transmits his holiness to his people—through creation, right worship, and more—and ultimately transforms them through the sharing of his divine life.
"We don't have to learn to be frightened, but as loving children of a loving God, saved through the Cross of Christ, we do need to learn how to fear God. Scott Hahn's Holy Is His Name explains for priests and lay people what it means to be holy, to realize how distant we are from God's holiness, how we must be in awe and wonder at his transcendence and majesty and recognize our worth and our smallness before his all-knowing compassion."
--George Cardinal Pell, Former Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy
"Holy Is His Name offers a profound and thorough reflection upon the mark of holiness which belongs properly only to God but which belongs, by participation, to every Christian in virtue of the immeasurable and unceasing love of God for man. We are deeply indebted to Hahn for his labor of love of Christ and of his Church, which offers to us the great gift of Holy Is His Name."
--Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Member of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura
"Scott Hahn helps unlock the biblical understanding of holiness beginning with the description of the Sabbath found in the first chapter of Genesis all the way through to the saints portrayed in the Book of Revelation. Holiness is the goal for every disciple of Jesus. Holy Is His Name helps the reader understand the development of the meaning of holiness for the people of God and what it means for a Christian to be holy in the twenty-first century. If you desire holiness, you need to read Holy Is His Name."
--Archbishop Joseph Naumann, Archbishop of Kansas City, Kansas
"God has called each one of us by name in a particular and concrete way, to be holy as he is holy. As Scott Hahn demonstrates so beautifully in his book Holy Is His Name, this is not a general idea but rather a particular invitation that our Lord makes to each one of us. The good news is, we don't make ourselves holy. We simply learn to dispose ourselves to his transforming grace. May the reading of this book help us discover the holiness of God so as to find our perfect path to the amazing transformation our Lord desires to effect in each one of us."
--Bishop James Conley, Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska
"'Be holy, for I am holy,' said the Lord in Leviticus. But how does one become holy? What is holiness anyway? Where can we find the holy ground, the hallowed day, the holy place we desire? In these informative and inspiring pages, Scott Hahn carries us through God's entire self-revelation to discover the Holy One who lovingly beckons us into his own holiness. We joyously find that we are not seeking something, but Someone, and that our journey is not so much a personal quest for holiness, but a personal question from the Holy One Himself: Will you let My holiness dwell in you?"
--Bishop Thomas Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield, Illinois
"Once again, Scott Hahn provides us with a thought-provoking analysis of some of the most basic elements of faith—a focus that we need so desperately in the world today. I'm especially encouraged by his thoughts flowing from the Book of Genesis, as they are a reminder that holiness speaks of and comes from God our Eternal Father and Creator. It is necessary that we return to these most basic roots of our existence. Thank you, Dr. Hahn, for your clear voice of Truth."
--Bishop Joseph E. Strickland, Bishop of Tyler, Texas