Scott Hahn’s personal introduction to the biblical theology and spirituality of Opus Dei.
Opus Dei is an intriguing and oft-misunderstood organization. To its members, however, Opus Dei is a spiritual path, a way of integrating Jesus’ teaching into their everyday lives. In this book, Scott Hahn, a member of Opus Dei, describes the organization’s founding and mission and as well as its profound influence on his life.
Hahn recounts the significant role Opus Dei played in his conversion from evangelical Christianity to Catholicism and explains why its teachings remain at the center of his life. Hahn relates personal stories to show how Opus Dei’s spirituality enriches the meaning of daily work and transforms ordinary relationships. He offers insights for reconciling spiritual and material goals, discussing such topics as ambition, workaholism, friendship, sex and the place of prayer and sacrifice in living a Christian life.
Engaging and enlightening, Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace is both a moving personal story and an inspiring work of contemporary spirituality.
Unabridged. Includes both appendices—an article about St. Josemaria and Scripture written by Hahn and some of St. Josemaria’s prayers.
SCOTT HAHN is professor of theology and Scripture at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and holds the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at Saint Vincent Seminary. He is the author of many books, including The Lamb’s Supper; Hail, Holy Queen; Swear to God; Understanding the Scriptures and A Father Who Keeps His Promises. He lives in Steubenville, Ohio.