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


From the Back Cover

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.

My Review

Angels: Who They Are, What They Do, and Why It Matters by Jack Graham discusses the topic of angels in a unique way. Instead of making a reference style book, Jack Graham tells stories involving angels and the character of God.  Jack Graham splits the book up into four sections: Part One The Wisdom of Angels and You Start the Journey, Part Two The Protection of Angels as You Sustain Life’s Blows, Part Three The Encouragement of Angels as You Soar on Eagles’ Wings, Part Four The Presence of Angels as You Stay the Course With Christ. Each section is broken up into three to four chapters. FORGIVENESS When You’ve Sinned Against God, PERSPECTIVE When You Can’t See Strait, PROVISION When You Are in Need, CONFIDENCE When You Are Being Led by the Spirit, COMFORT When You Are Afraid, COURAGE When You Are in Danger, ADVOCACY When You’re Excluded or Despised, SHELTER In the Midst of the Storm, SPURRED ON When You’re Spiritually Lethargic, FAITHFULNESS When You’ve Been Broken, VICTORY When You Are Tempted, COMPASSIONSHIP When You Are Lonely, PERSISTENCE When You Want to Give Up, ASSURANCE When You Are Dying, INSPIRATION When You’re Short on Hope. Each chapter has several stories related to the chapter title. The wide range of subtopics leaves a wide variety for everyone to find something to relate to. My favorite part was in the first chapter where Jack Graham talks about the holiness of God. Jack Graham brings a new light to people found in the Bible and their encounters with angels that will leave the reader changed in a positive way. I recommend this book for anyone needing encouragement and anyone wanting to learn more about angels.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Bethany House Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


Im a stay at home, homeschooling mom of six awesome kids. But for fun on the side like doodles in the margin, I like to sew, edit books, design websites, make homeschool resources, study Biblical dream interpretation, decorate cakes, and make pinatas along with many other things including graphic design. I love books and researching. There is always something to learn.

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