Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Book Review: Angels: Who They Are, What They Do, and Why It Matters

Angels have always fascinated me, as a child they were something that comforted me.

My adopted mom took me to church nearly every Sunday, I would listen to the message the pastor delivered, go to Sunday School every time. I would here about angels in various parts of the bible, and would always want to know more about them. I was hungry for more knowledge but, no one could explain them to me. 

Psalm 91:11 ESV,

For he will command his angels  concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

The book is set up into four distinct parts. Part one is about the wisdom of angels. Part two talks about the protection of angels. Part Three is the encouragement of angels. Part four is the presence of angels. I really enjoyed the breakdown of the book because it packs lots of information in. 

Ultimately, Jack Graham  takes on a topic that at its core is very controversial, then backs it with scripture.  He provides evidence to back up the facts, opinions, and ideas that he expresses in this book. This book isn't just an opinion piece, there is weight behind it. 

This book is perfect for anyone that is looking to learn more about angels. Anyone who is looking for resources,  including pastors or teachers. I hope you will check it out. 

Disclaimer: This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Bethany House Publisher

Goodreads Description: 

Leading Baptist Pastor Teaches 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. As Christians, it's important to understand what angels really are.

Pastor Jack Graham walks readers through Scripture, revealing the truth about angels and their roles as worshipers of the Lord, witnesses to his glory, and warriors fighting on his behalf. Focusing on practical application, Dr. Graham separates fact from fiction, encouraging you to become a better worshiper, warrior, and witness.

Author Bio From Website: 

 Dr. Jack Graham is the pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, one of the nation’s largest, most dynamic congregations.
When Dr. Graham came to Prestonwood in 1989, the 8,000-member congregation responded enthusiastically to his straightforward message and powerful preaching style.

Now thriving with more than 40,000 members, Prestonwood continues to grow. In 2006, the church added a second location, the North Campus, in a burgeoning area 20 miles north of Plano. A West Campus in Northeast Tarrant County is in the early stages with a scheduled launch in the coming year, and the church also has a flourishing Spanish ministry, Prestonwood en Espa├▒ol.
Dr. Graham is a noted author of numerous books, including Man of God, Unseen and a new book, Angels: Who They Are, What They Do and Why It Matters, will be published soon. His passionate, biblical teaching is also seen and heard across the country and throughout the world on PowerPoint Ministries. Through broadcasts, online sermons, and e-mail messages, Dr. Graham addresses relevant, everyday issues that are prevalent in our culture and that strike a chord with audiences worldwide.
He recently served as Honorary Chairman of the 2015 National Day of Prayer and he has served as President of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the country with 16 million members.
He and his wife, Deb, have three married children and six grandchildren.

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