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The Fourth Cup

Unveiling the Mystery of the Last Supper and the Cross
Narrated by: Arthur Morey
Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
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From the best-selling author of The Lamb's Supper and Signs of Life comes an illuminating work on the Catholic Eucharist and its link to the Jewish Passover meal. 

“Read this book. And don’t just read it. Pray about it. Reflect on it. And share it with others.” (Brant Pitre, author of The Case for Jesus

In this brilliant audiobook - part memoir, part detective story, and part biblical study - Scott Hahn opens up new vistas on ancient landscapes while shedding light on his own enduring faith journey. The Fourth Cup not only tracks the author’s gradual conversion along the path of Evangelicalism to the doorsteps of the Catholic faith, but also explores the often obscure and misunderstood rituals of Passover and their importance in foreshadowing salvation in Jesus Christ.  

Revealing the story of his formative years as an often hotheaded student and earnest seeker in search of answers to great biblical mysteries, Hahn shows how his ardent exploration of the Bible’s Old Testament turned up intriguing clues connecting the Last Supper and Christ’s death on Calvary. As Hahn tells the story of his discovery of the supreme importance of the Passover in God’s plan of salvation, we, too, experience often-overlooked relationships between Abel, Abraham, and the Hebrews’ liberation from slavery in Egypt. Along the way, Hahn reveals how the traditional fourth cup of wine used in the concluding celebration of Passover explains in astonishing ways Christ’s paschal sacrifice. 

Rooted in Scripture and ingrained with lively history, The Fourth Cup delivers a fascinating view of the bridges that span old and new covenants and celebrates the importance of the Jewish faith in understanding more fully Christ’s life, death, and resurrection. 

©2018 Scott Hahn (P)2018 Random House Audio

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Another great read from Scott Hahn.

Having recently returned from a Pilgrimage to The Holy Land and participated in a Glorious Tridium in Beauly, there was no better time to read this book. so good, I Read it THRICE and had to SHARE it!

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  • Pater
  • 19-03-18

Solid study

I enjoyed this book as an introduction to the Jewish traditions of New Testament concepts. It is personal in nature as it is an autobiographical explanation Dr. Hahn's study and acceptance of Christ's True Presence in the Eucharist but that explanation is a well written apology and worth hearing and studying.

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  • Magdalene Crisman
  • 07-03-18

INCREDIBLE!

I am so grateful to have been able to listen to this book during this Lenten season. My understanding of and enthusiasm for the Catholic faith grows with each and every Scott Hahn book that I read. I look forward to reading this one, again, when I have the book in print!

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  • Emily James
  • 31-05-19

quality writing

I enjoyed it, but it was written more for mass consumption rather than a deep theological discourse. I'll call it the spiritual equivalent of eating a rice cake...although I think that was the point.

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  • there^se
  • 22-04-19

Scott Hahn Spiritual conversion through scripture

Till ,I listened to this I did not know what this fourth cup ,was about .Uantil a priest friend mention his books
title ,i did not know there was a 4th cup .let alone more
than 1. Because all i hear at Mass in the memorialaclimation
of one cup . Then ,in the Eucharistic prayer a chalice ,
This sheds a whole new light on the Last Supper/ first Mass.
and Calvary.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-03-18

Make this the book you read this Lent

Accessible to anyone familiar with Christianity, utterly satisfying, yet leaving the door open for further exploration, this book is an absolute must. Catholics and Protestants alike can appreciate this book.

If you've previously read Dr. Scott Hahn's words about the fourth cup, do not use that as an excuse to skip this book, as it offers a multitude of insights found no where else in his works on the topic, and of course he can't help himself, but ties this topic into so many others.

The last chapter of this book is fantastic. Don't be the kind of person to read the first couple chapters, get the gist of where he is heading, and move on to other things. This book builds, so grow along with it. God bless!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-05-19

Amazing book.

Dr. Hahn's explanations we're well founded and exhaustively researched. I feel like I walked with Jesus to Emmaus. The Scriptures were opened for me.

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  • J.A. Arroyo
  • 16-05-20

Beautifully done!

Dr. Hahn draws us into the Passover as we've probably never considered, as Christ led his Apostles through that last Passover.

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  • 10-04-20

Catholic

First off you do not need to be Catholic to take away understanding and love for Jesus, and the inspired words spoken in the bible, from this book. I was born and raised Catholic. Went to a Catholic school. Our theology classes never went into such depth, a total disservice to myself and fellow classmates. I have always said converts have a better learning and understanding of the faith/church than cradle Catholics. This book was written, I feel, with such love and respect of the Catholic church, Jesus, and the words spoken in the new and old testament. A need to share that love with everyone, Catholic or protestant. I have read a few of Scott Hahn's books...none of them have ever disappointed.

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  • K. A. G.
  • 06-04-20

Perfect for Holy Week

A nice reflection on Jewish Passover and the Catholic Mass. Learned a couple things, myself!

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  • RAMeyersJR
  • 09-03-20

Packed with Spiritual Treasure

This is a masterpiece. Dr Hahn shares everything with his readers, his writing generously goes deep.