"That they (the older women) admonish the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5

Friday, February 5, 2010

Book Review and Giveaway (Closed): Angels



I recently received the book Angels by Dr. David Jeremiah from WaterBrook Multnomah Blogging for Books to review and giveaway. To be honest, I almost passed up this opportunity because I don't like all the attention given to angels. I feel that people get too wrapped up in angels and forget about God, their Creator.

I was very pleasantly surprised by this book and am glad I did decide to request it. Here's the summary I was given by the publisher:

What are angels? What is their role in God’s plan? Are they present? Do they appear? Do they give us personal insight about our work, our worship?

Many contemporary beliefs about angels are based on misconception and myth. Dr. David Jeremiah uses scripture to unveil the remarkable truth about these agents of heaven, and their role and work in our world—and lives.

More than 60,000 units of this powerful book have sold in two past editions. This repackage of the original 1996 paperback will surely capture the attention of readers of all ages who seek a broad and thorough survey of scripture that clearly separates fact from fiction as it relates to angels. The book will appeal to the thousands who follow Dr. Jeremiah’s books, and radio and TV broadcasts.

Relevant, little known biblical facts help readers sharpen their knowledge and sensitivities toward the spiritual reality of angels. Dr. Jeremiah’s enlightening findings are supported with illustrations and insights from Billy Graham, Corrie ten Boom, C.S. Lewis, and more.

I've never been especially intrigued by angels, personally. I believe they exist, they serve God and they're around. That's all I ever cared to know. However, I was very impressed by Dr. Jeremiah's extensive look at what the Bible has to say about angels, how they worship, serve and point to God, and how we can use that knowledge to better serve and understand God ourselves.

I was also very impressed that Dr. Jeremiah kept everything constantly pointing to Christ, tying everything back to Christ and His ultimate power and glory. I appreciated his extensive research, both Biblical and secular on the subject.

Although, like any book, I didn't agree with every last thing said, overall I would recommend this book. On that note... I have a copy to give away (and I might list my own review copy on Paper Back Swap)! To enter the giveaway you can do any of the following, leaving a separate comment for each:
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That's 6 chances to win! Sorry, but I can only ship to the USA or Canada. The giveaway is open from now until Friday February 19th at 11PM EST when I will randomly pick a winner. I will email the winner (so make sure you leave a way for me to email you!) and the winner will have 48 hours to respond. If they don't, I will pick a new winner. Good luck!!

29 comments:

JenMarie on February 5, 2010 at 9:08 AM said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
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JenMarie on February 5, 2010 at 9:09 AM said...

I'm a FB fan. :)
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Heather on February 5, 2010 at 9:28 AM said...

Hi! Following you from Friday Follow. I need to finish my review on Angels also!

maureen73 on February 5, 2010 at 11:02 PM said...

I agree that there is a lot of focus on angels too but I think this book would be good for our family. My sister lost her only daughter recently and has struggled with her faith. She has wondered whether "angels do exist" and maybe this book could answer some of her spiritual questions.
Thanks for sharing.
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maureen73 on February 5, 2010 at 11:02 PM said...

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I follow your blog on google...thanks!!
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Kelly on February 7, 2010 at 6:18 PM said...

I'd love to win this book! Thanks for the chance!
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Kelly on February 7, 2010 at 6:18 PM said...

I'm a follower.
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Kelly on February 7, 2010 at 6:18 PM said...

I'm an email subscriber.
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Kelly on February 7, 2010 at 6:19 PM said...

I follow you on twitter. (dkad23)
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Kelly on February 7, 2010 at 6:19 PM said...

I'm a facebook fan.
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Kerrie on February 8, 2010 at 10:08 AM said...

Sounds interesting, I enjoyed your review!
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Connie on February 9, 2010 at 8:22 PM said...

Thanks for your interesting review. I too would have passed on this book for similar reasons. I'm interested in reading how the Angels worship and serve.

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Katy~The Country Blossom on February 10, 2010 at 1:35 PM said...

I would love a chance to read this! I completely agree with your thoughts about angels as well....but I am glad to hear this book was better than what you expected! I would love to read it too! :)

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Katy~The Country Blossom on February 10, 2010 at 1:35 PM said...

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I follow you on Twitter! :)

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heavenlysavings on February 11, 2010 at 3:10 PM said...

I would love to read this book. It might help me out with some of the questions I have

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heavenlysavings on February 11, 2010 at 3:11 PM said...

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Bugtheteacher on February 16, 2010 at 12:52 PM said...

I would love to win this.

Heidi on February 16, 2010 at 1:21 PM said...

Sounds like a great book. I'd love to win.
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Debbie on February 18, 2010 at 2:30 PM said...

This sounds like a very good book. I am interested in angels and the review you gave of the book has intrigued me further. I'd love to win a copy. I am a subscriber.
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