Monday, February 01, 2010

Angels: Who they are and how they help by David Jeremiah

My thoughts: 
Count me among those who find it frustrating just how ignorant the average Christian (let alone the average non-Christian) is about Angels.  Some of it comes from the over-sensionalization by authors, movies and TV shows.  Touched by an Angel didn't help matters much. 

When we die, we DO'NT BECOME ANGELS! < /rant>

So to have a highly respected pastor, teacher and author like Dr. David Jeremiah tackle this subject is a real breath of fresh air and clear thinking.

Dr. Jeremiah's take on this is as always, rooted in scripture.  He explains clearly all that we know about angels, but wisely doesn't press beyond that into extra-biblical areas that makes angels glorified faeries.

The book serves as a great reminder that there is more than us, another realm, just outside of us, a realm where followers of Christ will someday belong.  David Jeremiah does a great job of making this clear, yet remaining Christ centered in his approach.

My main issue with the book is its length.  There were places where I felt shorter would've been better, without sacrificing the main point(s).  It is a 222 page book about angels, where there isn't nearly that much in scripture to base it from.  But nonetheless, it is a good and quick read.

 If you or someone in your life is confused by who and what angles are, start here and you will gain some real clarity.

Summary from 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.

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.

This book is available for purchase from or Random House Publishing.

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

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