I lost count of how many people recommended that I read "Rome Sweet Home". Frankly, I didn't want to. Call it stubborn pride, whatever. Anyway, I finally broke down and read it this past summer. Since then I've re-read it four more times. Now I see why so many people recommended it. This book is truly amazing. The Hahns use their own journey to show how their commitment to Jesus Christ and the Bible is what ultimately led them down an entirely unforseeable path towards Rome. Out of obedience, they became Catholic AND evangelical. Now I find myself in the same situation. After intense study and prayer, I will be received into the Catholic Church tomorrow night. My former pastor now tells me he's even thinking about becoming Catholic himself, and that's after spending the last two years trying to persuade me not to. Thank you Scott and Kimberly Hahn, from the bottom of my heart. But most of all, thank you Lord.
Many thanks to Scott and Kimberly for bringing me back to the Catholic church. This book is awesome in its simplicity and its depth. Scott and Kimberly taught me to ask some simple questions of my Protestant friends, such as:
(2) Why does James 2:24 say, "You are justified by works and NOT BY FAITH ALONE."?
(3) Why does St. Paul call the CHURCH the "Pillar and foundation of truth"? (1 Tim 3:15)
(4) Why does St. Paul tell us to "hold fast to traditions handed down to you, whether by word of mouth or in writing" (1 Thess 2:15)
As Scott found out, none of these questions have an answer that is consistent with Protestant theology. He was bold enough, and committed enough to Christ, to act on his conclusions. His wife followed four years later. This book will have you shaking your head, wondering how many souls were lost in the Protestant reformation, and hungering to bring them back to the fullness of truth that is the Catholic church.