Angels All Around Us: A Sightseeing Guide to the Invisible World

by Anthony DeStefano

Paperback, 2012

Status

Available

Pages

224

Description

In Angels All Around Us (previously titled The Invisible World in hardcover), the international bestselling author of A Travel Guide to Heaven and Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To explains the awesome and mysterious reality of the spiritual dimension that surrounds and permeates our very existence. All aspects of the spiritual realm are discussed, including the existence of angels and demons, the whereabouts of loved ones who have passed, the gift of grace, heaven, hell, and even the presence and activity of God in our lives. Completely consistent with traditional Christian teaching, Angels All Around Us will help readers embrace a certitude that makes it easier to act according to their moral beliefs, give them a greater sense of the richness of life, and show them that no amount of suffering-physical, mental, or emotional-will ever be able to destroy the profound sense of inner peace that they can experience on a daily basis.… (more)

Publication

Image (2012), 224 pages

ISBN

0385522223 / 9780385522229

Rating

(2 ratings; 4.5)

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LibraryThing member mclesh
This was a book club choice, otherwise I don't think I would have picked this one up. (Which is why book clubs are a good idea for helping us to stretch beyond our usual repertoire.) I have mixed feelings about Angels All Around Us. Initially, I felt put off by some of the author's descriptions of things such as Heaven and what angels are like. Clearly his descriptions were opinion, yet he wrote them as fact. In many cases he didn't give specific citations, but there is a lengthy bibliography attached at the end of the book. One particular pet peeve of mine was his excessive (I thought, at least) use of exclamation points throughout the book. I was surprised his editor let him get away with that, and it often diluted the message for me. I'm guessing he was trying to get across his enthusiasm for the subject matter, but it did get on my nerves. (Okay, I'm a grouch.)

Yet, the more I got into this book, the more I began to appreciate it, especially the section on suffering. There are many interesting ideas in this book, and DeStefano emphasizes that we must walk by faith and not by sight, which I believe. I also like his idea of "haunt detectors," and have found myself wondering now, when I get those feelings about things, if it's one of my angels directing me toward or from something. (The chill down the spine, or hairs standing up on the back of the neck feelings may also be attributed to survival instincts passed down over the years. Basically, we need to listen to those inner voices, whether angelic or not, the ones trying to tell us that something is a bad idea.)

The author provides food for thought, and I will be probably go back to read certain sections from time to time.
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