February 4, 2010

Book Review: Angels

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

Summary (by Multnomah): 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.

My Thoughts:
When I was asked to review this book and saw the title Angels, I must confess the first thing that came to my mind was winged creatures that fly around in white gowns with a glow about them and their long blonde hair flowing behind them as they soar gently and wisp by.  Dreamy...  As I dove into this book, truly not knowing what to expect, it surpassed any previous mindset I had. 

Dr. Jeremiah's detail and scripture references put a new and renewed thinking in my mind of Angels.  This is not one of those books that will sit on a shelf collecting dust over the next several years until it's donated to Goodwill.  This is the type of book that you need to take down every now and again and DIG a little deeper and find out more information.  I typically don't read these kinds of books.  I usually migrate more to the fiction novels.  This book has left me craving more and wanting to know more.

Dr. Jeremiah takes us on a journey from the beginning of time to the end of the world explaining to us the role of angels.  They are seen in so many different ways throughout the Bible and makes you wonder and think, how many ways can they be showing up all around us and we don't have the spiritual insight to notice?  This book will take you on a journey like no other and enlighten you to a realm of beings that know nothing but to worship God.  How truly wonderful that must be!  I highly recommend you to read this book if you are ready for a look into a spiritual world that will blow your mind!!   

Author Bio:
Dr. David Jeremiah is senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego , and founder of Turning Point Radio and TV Ministries. His radio program is carried on over 2,500 stations worldwide, while the TV broadcast is received by 500 million homes via cable and satellite. The recipient of numerous awards for broadcast excellence, his books have garnered Gold Medallion awards and become bestsellers with The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the New York Times. He is a sought-after conference speaker by organizations nationwide.


Sheila said...

Wow! Sounds great - I need to read it! I've been SO hooked on "Amish" books for the past year that is ALL I have read! (We have an entire Amish community less that 5 miles down the road from our house.)

WT Durrance said...

Sounds interesting. David Jeremiah is a very solid bible teacher.