Angel Power: A Beautiful Introduction to the Invisible Heavenly Host and this Immense Power of the Nine Choirs of Angels

Angel Power: A Beautiful Introduction to the Invisible Heavenly Host and this Immense Power of the Nine Choirs of Angels

by Janice T. Connell
     
 

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"There are many angels, maybe as many as the stars in the sky . . . ."
And every single one of these precious beings offers the world unique blessings. ANGEL POWER describes the special tasks and responsibilities of each of the Nine Choirs of Angels. The Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones are angels of goodness, love, and wisdom. The Angels of Dominion

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"There are many angels, maybe as many as the stars in the sky . . . ."
And every single one of these precious beings offers the world unique blessings. ANGEL POWER describes the special tasks and responsibilities of each of the Nine Choirs of Angels. The Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones are angels of goodness, love, and wisdom. The Angels of Dominion are angels of leadership. From the Virtue Angels flow miracles of healing, comfort, and peace. The Power Angels are special warriors against evil and defenders of goodness. The Principalities, Archangels, and Angels administer our planet. By illuminating each Choir's special powers, the author enables us more easily to draw upon its particular, radiant light.
Weaving her own personal angel experiences together with angel prayers and with true angel stories she has been told, the author teaches us to open ourselves to angelic guidance, support, and protection. Her book spreads before us a dazzling and profoundly reassuring prospect of angel power at work — a vision so beautiful and potent that those who experience it feel they know heaven on earth.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Comprised of scripture, brief essays, narrative encounters, meditations and prayers concerning angelic beings, Power claims as its source material Summa Theologica by the ``great Angelic Doctor, Saint Thomas Aquinas,'' as author Connell refers to him. Summa, one of the great works of the Western World, is a sophisticated, exquisite doctrinal opus that, 700 years after it was completed, still underpins Roman Catholic Christianity. Connellpularization of Aquinas's system of the Nine Choirs of the Angels (Seraphim, Cherubim, etc.) does provide a paradigm of heavenly creatures, but the pedantic, choppy, pedestrian prose (e.g., ``Earthquakes are great teachers'') does not do justice to the rich mind and legacy of Aquinas. While not devoid of merit, this is a far cry from a substantive, worthwhile and accessible interpretation of the richness of Aquinas's conception of the heavenly hosts. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345391230
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
455,653
Product dimensions:
7.41(w) x 7.36(h) x 0.73(d)

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