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, , 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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