Many Are Called

Rediscovering the Glory of the Priesthood

by Scott Hahn, Author of The Lamb's Supper and Reasons to Believe

In Many Are Called, Dr. Scott Hahn, one of the most celebrated scholars and influential Catholic writers living today, enthusiastically encourages Catholics around the world to renew their focus on the sacred role of the Catholic priest. Using his unique ability to present deep spiritual and theological ideas in the language of everyday life, Dr. Hahn examines the biblical and historical roots of the priesthood to explain the centrality of the priest in the life of the Church. He brings reinvigorated attention to the many roles of the priest—provider, mediator, protector, teacher, judge, and more—all of which are united in the priest's place as spiritual father to God's people, and ultimately he shows that it is through the priest, empowered by God, that the continuing presence of Jesus Christ makes itself known to our world.
     Lively, insightful, and engaging, Many Are Called will serve as an inspiration to students and seminarians considering a vocation, to clergy renewing their call, to Catholic readers looking to deepen their faith, and to seekers curious about one of Catholicism's defining but least understood elements. With a foreword by the Most Reverend Timothy M. Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, this is a truly special book, one that speaks to the restless heart of humanity and reveals that our pleas for a spiritual father have already been answered.

Recent Reviews

Priesthood Unraveled

Dino Rosato

3 Stars

Many are Called: Rediscovering the Glory of the Priesthood is a slim volume in which Catholic scholar Scott Hahn shows his admiration and appreciation for this ancient and venerable ministry. Over the course of 12 chapters Hahn examines…

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Like Its Subject, Always Pointing to Eternity

Mike Schramm

4 Stars

Hahn has become synonymous with two things in the field of religious writing (though I know of no other field of which he is a part), the first is of Biblical Theology and the second if Apologetics (though I would argue this is just…

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Book Review - Many are Called: Rediscovering the Glory of the Priesthood by Scott Hahn

Matthew Higgins

4 Stars

Many people often skip over the introduction to a book, eager to get to the “meat” of the story.  However, when done properly, the Introduction should get the reader excited to read the rest of the story.  The introduction…

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Have you hugged your father (or your Father) today?

Mike Schramm

4.5 Stars

If one had never heard of Dr. Hahn and his prior work, including his lucid and clever writing style making theology accessible to the student at even the most introductory level, one would find it odd to see him, a lay married man, trying…

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Ianother of scott hahn's better books

Brian Mood

5 Stars

This book is a small book, less than 200 pages, but packed with much info. 160 pages that could probably be condensed into 120 or so pages.This was written with the 'lay person' in mind about the priesthood. Dr. Hahn tals about the…

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