A Book of Angels: Reflections on Angels Past and Present, and True Stories of How They Touch Our Lives

A Book of Angels: Reflections on Angels Past and Present, and True Stories of How They Touch Our Lives

by Sophy Burnham
     
 

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A gorgeous new edition of the New York Times bestseller that has sold more than a million copies.

"A golden conjunction of heaven and earth...reminding us that there are angels in every religion." -The Washington Post

"As far as angels are concerned, now you see them, now you don't. A Book of Angels gives us a lovely, sustained

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A gorgeous new edition of the New York Times bestseller that has sold more than a million copies.

"A golden conjunction of heaven and earth...reminding us that there are angels in every religion." -The Washington Post

"As far as angels are concerned, now you see them, now you don't. A Book of Angels gives us a lovely, sustained glimpse." -Chicago Tribune

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.

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.

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“A golden conjunction of heaven and earth . . . Reminding us that there are angels in every religion.”
The Washington Post

A Book of Angels is 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 Koran.”
Los Angeles Times

“Like all good books, it exceeds the subject and illuminates the tough, tiring, and sometimes miraculous business of living, where angels sometimes help out. . . . The visible and invisible dance with each other continually, and as far as angels are concerned, now you see them, now you don’t. A Book of Angels gives us a lovely, sustained glimpse.”
Chicago Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585428779
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/31/2011
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
262,633
Product dimensions:
7.22(w) x 8.16(h) x 1.02(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Sophy Burnham is the author of twelve books, eight plays, and numerous essays, articles, profiles, and pieces of investigative journalism. Her books have appeared on the New York Times, Washington Post, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists, and she has appeared on such esteemed television shows as Oprah, Larry King Live, The Today Show, and Good Morning America. Burnham currently divides her time between Washington, D.C. and Taos, New Mexico.

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