Foreword by Kenneth J. Howell
Preface by Jared Zimmerer
The Epistle to the Hebrews is considered one of the most beautifully written and theologically dense books of the New Testament. Its author expounds upon the way the Old Covenant finds fulfillment in Christ and exhorts his readers to maintain their confession of faith despite ostracization and persecution from the surrounding culture. Shane Kapler’s new exploration of Hebrews shows how, when we study the text through the eyes of its first-century Jewish-Christian author and readers, obscure references and allusions yield an abundance of riches. This one epistle becomes the ideal means for, not just introducing, but delving deeply into, foundational Catholic beliefs: the Trinity, Jesus’s full humanity, the Word of God (written and unwritten), Christ’s priesthood and salvation by grace (expressed in both faith and works), the communion of saints, the Eucharist, and the authority of the Church’s ordained shepherds. By immersing ourselves in the heart of God’s revelation in Christ, we, like the first generation of believers, will stand equipped to weather the current storms, and to proclaim Christ — the Way, the Truth, and the Life — to a hostile culture.
Praise for The Epistle to the Hebrews:
“A clear and concise look at how the promises God made to His People of the Old Covenant are fulfilled in Christ. Shane Kapler’s research has made the sometimes dense theology of the Epistle to the Hebrews accessible to virtually every reader.”
—BISHOP MICHAEL SHERIDAN, Diocese of Colorado Springs
“Not a book you read once and place on the shelf. Wonderfully written, it is a teaching tool that beautifully illuminates how the Epistle to the Hebrews loudly proclaims a Catholic message.”
—MATTHEW LEONARD, Executive Director, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
“Shane Kapler’s new book is deeper than just a study, and more meaningful than mere exegesis; he has crafted an encounter with the Living Word of God.”
—SARAH REINHARD, author of Word by Word
“An outstanding job presenting Hebrews as a primer in Catholic belief. Read it—NOW!”
—GARY ZIMAK, author of From Fear to Faith
“Discover the Catholic faith leaping from the pages of Scripture.”
—DENISE BOSSERT, author of Gifts of the Visitation
“An abundance of insights and the perfect companion for your personal or group Bible study.”
—ANNA MITCHELL, Producer and News Director, EWTN Radio’s The Son Rise Morning Show
“In this small book lies an education.”
—KENNETH J. HOWELL, Theologian in Residence, The Coming Home Network
“A mental removal of the veil to the Holy of Holies.”
—JARED ZIMMERER, author of Man Up!
About the Author
For almost three decades Shane Kapler has been active in catechesis and evangelization in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. A regular guest on Catholic radio, he is the author of Through, With, and In Him: The Prayer Life of Jesus and How to Make It Our Own, The God Who is Love: Explaining Christianity From Its Center, and co-author of Tending the Temple: 365 Days of Spiritual and Physical Devotions. He is online at www.explainingchristianity.com.