Angels by Dr. David Jeremiah

February 5, 2010 | By | 13 Comments

Angels live in the presence of God, and stay focused on God, and this is where they get their majesty and awe. With that kind of lifestyle, how could they be anything but majestic and awesome? I wonder what you and I would be like if we camped each night beside God’s throne in glory, and stayed full of his presence even when we went out into the world to do his work?

I’ve been around a few people like that. Haven’t you? When you’re with them you’re almost unsure of what to say. There’s something so different about them. So you reach the same conclusion that was made about the disciples in Acts 4:13 – they’ve “been with Jesus”. The Lord is all they seem to want to talk about, and they make you want to think more about him too.

Angels, p. 170-171

Review: Who are angels? How do they help? What do they do?

If you’re like me, you have a lot of questions regarding these mysterious creatures. This is a subject that I have never really studied and has always been a bit fuzzy in my head.

Well, in this repackage of the original 1996 paperback, Pastor David Jeremiah sheds light on these bright beings. He uses the Bible as his source and takes the reader on a tour through instances where angels are mentioned. He is careful to not read too deeply into the text and states plainly cases of personal conjecture. Toward the end of the book, Jeremiah touches on demons, the identity of the “angel of the Lord” and how angels relate to God. He also provides guidance for some interesting questions such as, “Do I have my own guardian angel?” and “Do angels exist to serve mankind?”

Because angels are so magnificent, many have been tempted to give them worship. In the book of Revelation, the apostle John falls down at an angel’s feet after beholding its glory. The angel replies,

“Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers the prophets and of all who keep the words of this book. Worship God!” (Revelation 22:9 and a similar instance in Revelation 19:10).

This is a recurring theme of the book. Like a sunset or a pretty girl, there is a strong temptation to worship anything full of beauty and mystery. But even angels continually shout, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come” (Revelation 4:8).  All glory, honor and majesty belong to God. Angels are another of God’s creation. In this regard, they are like caterpillars.

Jeremiah notes thats the deepest purpose of this book isn’t just to teach about angels, but to help us learn through angels what we can about God Himself (p. 162). He succeeds and this book brings clarity to a subject that isn’t well-understood.

Rating: 4/5 (Straightforward and educational.)

This book was provided for review by the Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group. To learn more about or purchase this book at RandomHouse.com, click here.

I have a giveaway copy of this book. In the comment section, tell me the name of your favorite angel. It could be from a book, movie or even baseball team located in Anaheim. I will select a winner on Monday morning.

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  1. katdish says:

    Okay, me! I want a copy!

  2. bman says:

    Sounds cool. I really like the study of angels.

  3. T Brady says:

    my mudda

  4. Gina says:

    I liked the angel played by Don Cheadle in the movie Family Man.

  5. Melissa Siik says:

    Gabriel! – because you can’t go wrong with an archangel!

  6. Gina says:

    Clarence in the movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life”

  7. Ellie ChauvetteCandygram says:

    My special angel is my husband, Bob, he’s one in a million.

  8. Harvey says:

    My special angel is my wife who provides balance and sanity when I am going insane.

  9. Mark says:

    Dear Contestants,

    I assigned each of you a number and selected the winner using a random number generating website. I am here to announce that the winner is commentator #6 – the second of the two Gina’s. I will be in touch with you over email in order to make arrangements for getting the book out to you.

    I wish I had one for each of you. 🙁 There will be more of these in the future if you feel like trying again. Thank you for entering and I hope you have a wonderful week.

  10. James Sharp says:

    Hey

    I would love to republish this on my site if you don’t mind. Please let me know if you would be interested in this. By the way, I love Turning Point and this is by far one of my favorite series, along with the Revelation series. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    James Sharp

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