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Sunday, July 17, 2016

BOOK REVIEW- ANGELS BY JACK GRAHAM



THE TRUTH ABOUT ANGELS-
Myths about angels are everywhere. Do we become angels when we die? Are angels always hovering nearby, on guard to protect us from danger? Can we talk to them? Many of our ideas about angels come from the media, which is more interested in ratings and ticket sales than truth. It's important for Christians to understand what angels really are.
Pastor Jack Graham walks you through Scripture, revealing the truth about angels and what they offer   us: encouragement, counsel, confirmation of God's will, strength, protection, wisdom, companionship, and more. Focusing on practical application, Dr. Graham separates fact from fiction and demonstrates that the main role of angels isn't to draw attention to themselves, but to point us toward Christ. AMAZON 4 STARS

It was an enthusiastic question that started the launch of this book.  A friend asked Dr. Graham,  "There's so much we could learn from them (angels) don't you think?"  I was very pleased to see that he made what I considered a very important point.  Early on he said,  an angel's presence ALWAYS encourages intimacy with the Almighty.  He used scripture to make his point and its a good caution to remember so that people don't worship angels but see them as the servants that they are.  
This book has scripture, and some real-life stories of people.  Some of those stories had to do with the holiness of God to mention just one.  One thing that really got to me, was the prayer in 1995 that his good friend Pastor Bob Russell gave at the Kentucky Governor's Prayer Breakfast.  It was outstanding in its cry for repentance and forgiveness, not the expected typical prayer.  Woe to those who call evil, good! What a powerful prayer and so current for the times we live in now.  

What can we learn from angels? Here are some possibilities:
Spiritual effectiveness
They are that attuned to the voice of the Master.
They are engaged in the right activity at the right frequency at all times.
They are THAT eager to align their plans with his.
They are THAT devoted to fulfilling the sovereign will of God.
We can learn the great joy of obeying God quickly.
And we can learn  how to worship the Lord with all our heart.

I liked this book, it made you think. It was also a good, stable and Biblically balanced book. 
What part of the book brought tears to my eyes?  Sheila Walsh when she saw an angel in her very dark place.  "A strong man with tender eyes."  Wow, Just writing it here makes me tear up again. 
This book did end up being about angels but not just angels.  A good starting point.



I received a copy of this book via Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.

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