Book Review:: Angels by Dr. David Jeremiah

5 Feb

As a teenager, I remember reading Billy Graham’s book, Angels, as I rode the bus to Christian school.  Even though I have attended church for most of my life, information on God’s messengers has been reduced to Frank Peretti’s This Present Darkness series and Graham’s book.  Obviously, there are a whole slew of books that lack biblical depth as they describe encounters and even encourage worship of angels.  Dr. David Jeremiah’s book seeks to establish truth on the matter using the Bible and the thoughts of theologians as his defense in his new book, Angels.

The book begins with a whirlwind tour of angels in the Bible—showing us that human beings are not to worship angels, but merely to acknowledge them as servants of the Living God.  Jeremiah says more angels do not appear to humans because it is unnecessary and human beings have a tendency to worship the angels as the Apostle John did twice while an angel was sharing visions with him—visions that would become the book of Revelation.  Stamping out myth after modern myth, Jeremiah repeats his main points often.

Jeremiah’s arguments are scholarly and his assertions about angels are well-defended with Scripture.  In fact, his examples are excessive.  I found myself skipping over some of the Scripture to get to the meat of the book.  It would have been better to include one or two examples with verses that the reader could look up at his or her leisure (or further study).  Plus, there were very few things I learned from Jeremiah’s book, though I imagine I would be more intrigued if I hadn’t first read Billy Graham’s book, which though far less scholarly, is much more interesting. However, for a Christian who knows little to nothing about the work of God’s heavenly messengers, Angels by David Jeremiah is a good and safe book.

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

Because of the fine folks at WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, one lucky reader can win a copy of ANGELS for free. Simply tell me your favorite kind of tea (if you don’t like tea, pick a favorite drink) when you reply below. Easy as pie and just as tasty. The contest will end on Feb. 12 at 12 PM EST. You can also e-mail your entry to amy@backseatwriter.com or reply via Twitter or Facebook.  Don’t forget to leave a valid e-mail address so I can contact you if you win…and don’t worry, I won’t share it with anyone!

THE WINNER IS BETTY!!!  Congrats!!!

CymLowell

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No Responses to “Book Review:: Angels by Dr. David Jeremiah”

  1. Bea February 8, 2010 at 8:21 AM #

    i am fascinated by angels. i want to learn more about them.

  2. Jen February 9, 2010 at 1:17 AM #

    I would love to win this book!!!!!!!!

  3. Casey February 9, 2010 at 1:17 AM #

    This book looks interesting. I’d like to read it.

  4. Jeremy February 9, 2010 at 1:18 AM #

    I have been looking for reviews of Dr. Jeremiah’s new book, and I’m trying to win it. Hopefully, I will.

  5. Bill W. February 9, 2010 at 1:20 AM #

    I like David Jeremiah. I think his expertise on this top would be welcome in a world full of angel lovers, who know nothing about God.

  6. emily l February 9, 2010 at 2:20 AM #

    Chai is my absolute favorite kind of tea. 🙂

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  7. ShariCakes February 9, 2010 at 10:45 AM #

    Mom loves Dr. David Jeremiah…I’d like to win too 🙂

  8. Betty February 12, 2010 at 12:33 PM #

    Please enter me to win this book.

  9. Shad February 12, 2010 at 12:35 PM #

    Made it in under the wire! Enter me!

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