Review: Lifted by Angels

Book Review
Lifted by Angels
By Joel J. Miller

About the Book

Heaven is closer than we realize. Its boundaries overlap our own, and angels move in and out of our daily lives. If that reality seems dim to us now it beamed for early Christians. Through their writings sermons songs and art the ancient faithful confessed a powerful and vivid belief that angels help carry us on our journey to God. Lifted by Angels helps modern readers glimpse angels as these early Christians did.

Author's Note

Since my aim here is to present angels as understood by the early Christians I refer to some writings  commonly collected under the name Apocrapha. Many in the ancient church counted these books such as Tobit and Wisdom of Solomon as Scripture and therefore useful and edifying. As they cast light on this ancient view of angels I hope their inclusion here is equally useful and edifying.

"Miller presents us with a vision of angels firmly grounded in salvation history: active at the creation of the world involved in its fall ministers in its salvation servants to the Lord Jesus harbingers of the age to come. He succeeds brilliantly in rescuing angels from the distorting effects of popular culture."
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