Angels: God's Secret Agents

by Billy Graham

Hardcover, 1975

Status

Available

Description

Dr. Graham lifts the veil between the visible and the invisible world to give us an eye-opening account of these behind-the-scenes agents. This best-selling classic records the experiences of Dr. Graham and others who are convinced that at moments of special need they have been attended by angels. Yes, angels are real. They are not the product of your imagination. Dr. Graham lifts the veil between the visible and the invisible world to give us an eye-opening account of these behind-the-scenes agents. This best-selling classic (with more than 750k copies in print) records the experiences of Dr. Graham and others who are convinced that at moments of special need they have been attended by angels. With keen insight and conviction, Dr. Graham affirms that: God's invisible hosts are better organized than any of the armies of man-or Satan. Angels "think, feel, will, and display emotions." Angels guide, comfort, and provide for people in the midst of suffering and persecution. At death, the faithful will be ushered by angels into the presence of God.… (more)

Publication

Doubleday & Company Inc. (1975), Edition: 1st, 175 pages

Rating

½ (89 ratings; 3.5)

User reviews

LibraryThing member fulner
When I went through David Aikman's "Great Souls" about 2 years ago the section on Billy Graham gave me great hope. His story about how the book Angels improved a study not seen in the mainstream made me really want to read this book.

However, this book was disappointing. Graham indicates that he
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was disheartened by the growing interest in the occult in the 1970s, particularly demonology. He indicated that he had considering writing a book on demonology from a Christian perspective, but chose to write this instead, still dealing with the supernatural.

While I was hoping for an in depth look at Angelic connections in the scriptures, that was very shallow, instead we got a few shallow scripture references, a whole lot of anecdotes, and each chapter ending annoyingly with a request to accept Jesus as your savior. This may have been exactly what the 1970s needed, especially in the environment Graham speaks of, but for a converted Christian it didn't give me a deeper faith than I had had, nor did I feel it added to my tool box of evangelization.
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LibraryThing member temsmail
One of the few cocmprehensive books on angelology with out dipping into the fantastical or the sentimental. One of Graham's better books.
LibraryThing member tedrick
A LUCID INTERPRETATION OF A MYSTICAL SUBJECT THAT TOUCHES UPON MUCH OF MANKIND WHEN MIRACLES HAPPEN
LibraryThing member redhedcatie
Overall I liked this book. It didn't give me as much information as I was looking for, however, regarding angels. It was a little too generic for me. I think this would be a great book for a new believer or someone who isn't sure if they believe in them at all. At the end of almost every chapter
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Graham shares the gospel message which, again, isn't a bad thing..it just wasn't what I was looking for. :)
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LibraryThing member SueinCyprus
This is the second time I've read this interesting and well-researched book by the well-known (and now very elderly) American evangelist Billy Graham. The book was published in 1975; in the introduction it's stated that there was an increasing interest in the occult and evil spirits in that era,
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but almost nothing about angels. So Billy Graham set out to fill the gap.

He essentially considers what we can know about angels from the Bible; and it's a surprisingly large amount. He describes what is known about angels and their hierarchies, and talks about those few who are mentioned by name in Scripture. He also tells many anecdotes about angels in more recent times; not just individual visitations, but times when people who had no reason to believe in anything beyond the material world were nonetheless stopped from doing something terrible, or guided in ways that really can't be explained any other way.

The writing is good, if a bit dry in places, and the anecdotes as a whole make up a very good case for angels being all around us constantly, quite apart from what is said in the Bible.

Quite thought-provoking; a useful volume for anyone wanting to know more about angels. Three and a half stars might be fairer.
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LibraryThing member SABC
What the Bible says about angels.
LibraryThing member RoSands
Book was great. Very interesting. I enjoyed it.
LibraryThing member hobbitprincess
This older book was recommended to me, so I gave it a try. I enjoyed it, but I'm not sure I learned anything I didn't already know. Since the book is almost 30 years old, some of it was a little outdated. It is still a worthwhile read.
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