During the month of February, the Monday post will feature a book I am reading.
Do you believe in angels?
As part of my public speaking ministry, the most frequently requested presentation is on Angels: God’s Ambassadors. Interest in their existence and meaning peaked in the 90s, but in every group I speak to at least a couple of people will share their experience with an angel.
Bookshelves are flooded with various books about these heavenly agents. During my presentation I mention the classic one by Billy Graham and several others, but always leave the listeners with a warning also. Many books about angels are just plain bunk. Be sure what you are reading is Bible based.
I have a new one to recommend that is a solid reference: Angels by Dr. David Jeremiah. Now I have to give the basic disclosure here: This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. But I am so pleased to have new Bible based material to add to my collection. The book is widely available, including here: http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781601422699&ref=externallink_mlt_Angels_sec_1208_01
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.
Dr Jeremiah organizes his book around the basic topics of what angels are, when do they appear, and their relationship with God, Jesus and us. I love his chapters on what angels do with his emphasis on worship and working for God.
He rightfully gives us three warnings:
We must not create or reshape angels according to our own fancy; we must never let angels replace God in our lives and angels must never receive our worship. Clear guidance for anyone wanted to learn more about angels.
“Remember that angels are always one-way messengers. They are God’s messengers to us and never our messengers to God.”
An inspirational and factual book to read.
I believe God communicates with us in many ways, one being through his ambassadors, angels.
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