Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Book Review: Lifted by Angels, by Joel J. Miller

I’ve read quite a few books about angels, but Lifted by Angels: The Presence and Power of Our Heavenly Guides and Guardians, by Joel J. Miller, is the first I’ve read that really delves deeply into ancient beliefs and teachings about angels. Angels are not the baby-faced, cartoonish characters often depicted in popular media. They are living, “ministering spirits,” as the apostle Paul refers to them, who are constantly present in the world in which we live. Miller examines not only the Bible, but the words of ancient religious scholars, such as Augustine, John Damascene, and Gregory Nazianzen.

We learn from these teachers that angels perform many roles. They are “celestial stewards” who provide angelic protection. They are central figures in the story of Jesus and the formation of the early church. As guardian angels, they attend to us on earth. They assist us in worship and prayer, and accompany us from our world to the next when we die. Through this book, it is Miller’s hope, I believe, that people will come to know angels in the same way that the ancient believers did.

Regardless of your religious affiliation, you’ll find Lifted by Angels to be a fascinating study of our “celestial siblings.” As Miller notes, “Most wander through life unaware of their spiritual surroundings and their angelic neighbors.” Lifted by Angels may just crack open the door between this world and the next as we learn more about God’s messengers and guides, and welcome them into our presence.

Connect with Joel J. Miller, author of Lifted by Angels, at:
Website and blog: www.joeljmiller.com
Twitter: @joeljmiller
Facebook: www.facebook.com/joeljmiller

Book trailer:

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book for review through BookSneeze, but all opinions are 100% my own. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link.

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