Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Book Review: Lifted by Angels

Lifted by Angels The Presence and Power of Our Heavenly Guides and Guardians

By Joel Miller
Published by Thomas Nelson

This is a very interesting book on what bible and ancient church says about angels. I enjoyed reading it. Author brings the unseen world close and says heaven is much closer than we imagine. I always enjoyed Joel Miller’s blog which is very refreshing and fresh. His book is no different too.
Chapter  1 explains  what the early saints believed about the origin and nature of the angels.

Chapter 2 explores the disaster as well as the fall of humanity and our subsequent
alienation from God.

Chapter 3 covers the dramatic story of Israel and how God used angels to nurture
and protect his chosen people so they could bring forth Christ, the Lord of the angels.

Chapter 4 concerns his triumph over Satan along with our participation in
that victory and reconnection with God.

Chapter 5 examines the role of guardian angels, how they shepherd and protect us, and their role in
guiding us on our path to God.

Chapter 6 explores worship and how angels accompany us in our prayers, praise, and participation in the sacred mysteries,
Chapter 7 takes us to the end of things. The ancient Christian conviction was that angels accompany us individually when we die and also accompany Christ at his second coming.

Overall this is a very interesting and refreshing book.

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

I AM A FOLLOWER: Book Review

I AM A FOLLOWER, THE WAY, TRUTH, AND LIFE OF FOLLOWING JESUS by LEONARD SWEET is a good book. Here the author talks that rather than leading people to God we need to be Following God. That is our calling.

He starts with a  famous dancing guy video (commentary by Derek sivers).

And he points out that the first follower is then one that creates a real movement.

He says “If dancing is your life, then whose beat do you feel moving with the rhythms of your body? First followers feel the Jesus way, share the Jesus truth, and live the Jesus life. And they pass the Jesus dance on to others.”

Over all this is a book that changed my perspective on following Jesus. This is a good read.

I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review and 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.”

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