Sunday, January 31, 2010

Angels by Dr. David Jeremiah

When we think of angels, most of us think in terms of a cute cherub on Valentine’s Day. Or maybe we imagine a white- robed -being with wings who sits peacefully in the clouds watching over us. This is not reality. I have to tell you, I was amazed as I read Dr. David Jeremiah’s new book, “Angels.” He explains:

1. “Who they are”.
2. “How they help”.
3. “What the Bible reveals”.
4. “The remarkable truth about the agents of heaven”.

This book contains no fluff or speculation. It is full of precise and incisive facts. If a person was ever going to “hug” a book, this one would be it! It is that brilliant.

I was thrilled with his description of a guide taking us through Biblical accounts of the work of angels. Suddenly, they became very real and intense. I felt comforted, soothed and secure when I realized that these angels are the “hosts of heaven.” They are warriors, who protect us in the spiritual realm. We are told that God commands all the forces of heaven and he is the “Lord of Hosts” (“Yahweh Seba’ot”).

On pages 123, 151 and 152, you’ll read a beautiful description of our prayers reaching God and witnessed by angels. It made me realize how precious and valuable our prayers are to God.

The overall purpose of the book is described on page 162, It “isn’t just to teach us about angels, but rather to help us learn through angels what we can about God himself.”

Dr. Jeremiah is a knowledgeable Pastor who shares enlightening truth. He backs up everything he says with Scripture. I had to keep running to my Bible because I was in awe and wanted to see for myself what he was talking about.
The book is easy to understand and in simple straightforward language.

* This book was provided for review by the Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group.”


Mrs. Teapot said...

Sounds like a good and interesting book to read. Learning what the Scripture says about angels I am sure dispels our version of the effeminate, long-haired blonde angels with blue eyes.

I have heard Bible studies from Dr. Jeremiah; he is a good Bible teacher.

Thank you for sharing.