Angels - Book Review

The first angel I ever remember seeing was Jonathan Smith on "Highway to Heaven." Combined with Clarence on "It's a Wonderful Life" and Tess on "Touched by an Angel," I thought my education on angels was pretty comprehensive. Turns out, I had a few misconceptions.

David Jeremiah's new book "Angels" provides a thorough, biblical look at who angels are, where they come from and what part they play in world events.

The Bible says a lot about angels, but it is almost always indirect. Angels aren't the focus of the Bible; Jesus is the focus of the Bible. As a result, there are some things we can know about angels and some things we cannot.

Unfortunately, this often leads to speculation and confusion about angels. David Jeremiah's book will help you steer clear of speculation, speak confidently where the Bible speaks and remain silent where the Bible is silent.

At points, Jeremiah's book is written like a novel. An angel tour guide takes the reader through Biblical history, to various events where angels showed up on the scene. At other points in the book, Jeremiah's book reads like a comprehensive theology of angels. The latter points can be a little difficult to slog through, but are worth the struggle.

Do we have guardian angels? What do angels look like? What about demons and Satan? Are angels still at work today? David Jeremiah's book will answer all your questions when they are able to be answered, but will not answer questions where the Bible doesn't give information. That's really important; especially with all the speculation and mis-information that exists in an age obsessed with the supernatural.

If you're interested in knowing more about what the Bible says concerning Angels, this is one of the most solid, comprehensive, readable books on angels I've come across.

3 comments:

Deb said...

Chris, what systematic theology book would you recommend to the curious novice...a combination of readability and sound doctrine? Thanks.

Kathryn said...

Chris, found your blog! Jaye helped me. I was so impressed with our converstation the other day, wanted to see this. I love your book recommendations. Thinking about ordering this one. Would like to suggest God Work to you by Randy Harris. Thanks for you and your wife's wonderful support to Jaye and Christy, Kathryn Helm (Jaye's Mom)

Chris Freeland said...

Hey Kathryn,

I'll look it up! It was great to visit with you guys. Max is a lucky kid to have grandparents who love Christ and love him.

Chris