Lifted By Angels

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Lifted By Angels
Joel J. Miller
Thomas Nelson

Thankfully, Joel Miller has given the Church a book on angels that doesn’t sentimentalize or fictionalize angelic reality, but rather relies on Scripture and the historical perspective of the Church and its leading theologians and pastoral leadership, especially during the first few hundred years, to present a picture that is instructive, edifying and inspiring. Angels here only increase awe for our Triune God and gratitude that he has appointed them as “ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation” (Heb 1:14). The book looks at the fall of Satan and of man, the role, purpose, actions, and attributes of angels, how the liturgy on earth reflects angelic worship of God in heaven, and how guardian angels represent God’s care, among many other subjects. The book gives insight into both pre-Christian experience of angels in Scripture and the earliest believers understanding of angels—angels are referenced countless times in both Old and New Testaments. Regardless of your view on the teachings of early Church Fathers such as Clement, Augustine, Basil, Jerome and others on angels, the book can’t help but enrich your faith and ignite renewed wonder for God, his kingdom and his manifold wisdom.

Andrea Hunter

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