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A Book of Angels

Reflections on Angels Past and Present, and True Stories of How They Touch Our Lives
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Tarcher/Penguin
 | 
April, 2011
ISBN:
9781585428779
In stock now: 
1
$18.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

This is a gorgeous new edition of the “golden conjunction of heaven and earth... reminding us that there are angels in every religion” that has sold more than a million copies.

When Sophy Burnham wrote A Book of Angels, she inspired a phenomenon. An instant bestseller when it was originally published in 1990, this beautiful book not only tells the extraordinary true stories of present-day encounters with angels, but also traces the study of angels throughout history and in different cultures. Burnham writes about the powerful male angels, Buddhist bodhisattvas, Islamic angels, Hindu Apsaras, the mysterious angels of the Jewish Kabbalah, cherubim, seraphim, guardian angels, the angel of death, and others.

I think I know what draws these being to us. It’s love. It’s as simple as that. It’s our need. It’s our longing and prayer... Here are other things that attract: innocence, wonder, purity of intent, praise, trust, delight. And prayer.

Do you want to know more about your angel? Then ask. It’s as simple as that. Ask for what you want.

What are angels? What do they look like? Whom do they choose to visit? Why do they appear sometimes and not others, and would you recognize one if it appeared before you? With great feeling, Burnham offers an eloquent report from the place where earth and heaven meet. A wondrous journey into the world of angels, this book is a song of praise to life.

“A kind of timeless tour, led by ordinary people who’ve met angels, and extraordinary writers who’ve set down ageless thoughts: Milton, Dante, Goethe, Shakespeare, Blake, Rilke, Dostoevsky, Swedenborg, and Poe, along with passages from the Bible and the Koran.” —L.A. Times

Publisher’s Description: 

Originally published: New York: Ballantine Books, 1990.

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