Monday, February 1, 2010

Giving Away Angels

Some time ago, the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group asked me to review Dr. David Jeremiah's book, Angels. As a self-professed fiction lover, I wasn't sure that this title would hold much interest for me. I was right. I was wrong.

Even after decades in Sunday school and church, my knowledge of angels was surprisingly limited. The word, angel, always brings up images of cherubs. Cute, cuddly, child-like beings who made appearances at Christmas. I love cherubs, so I read the book. Working with me is so complex!

What I learned is that angels are much more than I gleaned from my Sunday school lessons. They are messengers (think Gabriel), warriors, enlighteners, comforters, servants, protectors, defender, guides. What they're decidedly not is cute, cuddly and fuzzy.

I loved Dr. Jeremiah's walk through Biblical accounts of angels. The journey he takes us on is a fascinating story of God's provision for His people.

Although the book begins slowly and perhaps ends similarly, this is a book worth a handful of hours of your time. What I gleaned that is of greatest importance to me is that God is still the author and finisher of our faith. All else pales in comparison.

WaterBrook Multnomah graciously has given me a copy of the book to give to someone else. If you are interested, please note that in a comment. If need be, I'll draw a name from the proverbial hat.

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


Mental P Mama said...

I'm in! I love angels....all of them!

Lucy and Ethel said...

As a firm believer in angel intervention, count me in, too!


Busy Bee Suz said...

I know there are Angels out there...I just know it!!!
This sounds like a good read.

won said...

As the mother of an angel, I'm interested!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I like Dr.David Jeremiah so count me in!

Helen McGinn said...

I've heard that this is worth a read! x

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

I would love to read this book--I listen to him all the time while caking. Looks like you'll have to have a drawing!

betty said...

I do enjoy his teaching, brillant insightful man he is; I have had other pastors preach about angels, so will be interested to hear his "take"; count me in for your drawing :)


Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

Hello, Just stopped by to visit. Your blog is great. I love angels, especially my guardian angel. Thanks for sharing and will be back soon. Cheers, Lia

Katie said...

Looks like a good read. I am excited to try some new books once I get the time again!

Thanks for popping by my blog...growing up, yeah...I'll get there I hope! lol :)

Decadent Housewife said...

Fun was our cherub.
Please include me. Thanks.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

totally interested here... am a firm believer that angels are warriers and strong and powerful ... mine in particular has to be to pick me up when i need help and lately its often!
love n hugs.