Title: Lifted by Angels: The Presence and Power of Our Heavenly Guides and Guardians
Author: Joel J Miller
Published Date:Oct 9, 2012
Publisher: Oasis Audio
Copy provided by: BookSneeze
Genre: religious non-fiction
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Rating: 4 stars
Goodreads Synopsis: A fascinating and inspiring look at the role of angels in the lives of people—how they lead us to and through a saving experience of Christ.
What if heaven were much closer than we realized? What if its boundaries overlapped our own? What if angels moved in and out of our porous present, this moment that seems to us so real and concrete?
It’s all true, and if the reality seems dim to us now, it beamed for the early Christians. Through their writings, sermons, songs, and art, the ancient faithful confessed a powerful and vivid belief that angels help carry us on our journey to God.
Lifted by Angels goes back to those early Christians and presents modern readers with a vision of angels as seen through their eyes and experiences—how they understood the angelic realms, the guidance and protection of angels, and the struggles with the devil and his demons. Whether in trial or temptation, praise or prayer, we find angels present and positioned to help and comfort, guide and correct, walking with us till the point of death and beyond, escorting us to the very arms of Christ.
My review: I received a free copy of this book through BookSneeze (badge found to the left) in exchange for an honest review.
While I can’t say anything bad about this book, it was very textbook-y. It was very well-written, and researched. There were a ton of references, and to be honest, all of the references could have been made up and I wouldn’t have known. Because of this, it was difficult for me to read. I never felt like I was being preached to, or written down to, but it was very dry reading.
I can see this book being required reading in a seminary or religious college classes. I can see intellectual types wanting to read this. I wish it would have been more at a layman’s level.