Would you recognize an angel if you saw one? The majority of earth's inhabitants believe in Angels. Yet so few of us can claim to have seen one. Why? Perhaps it's because in order to encounter one, we first have to learn what to look for, and how to look! We live in a world where the natural and supernatural overlap. Angels are constantly on mission from God, and constantly at work in this world. From the Garden of Eden to the Book of Revelation, Scripture is filled with hundreds of references to these wondrous creatures. In this creative work, Scot McKnight explores what the Bible says - and doesn't say - about these majestic beings. And that's deeply important, because angels are still on mission today. They express God's love, confirm His presence, and even lead humans in redemptive worship. Don't just believe in angels. Learn how to recognise these messengers of God that are all around us and know how God might be using them to affect our lives.
|Publisher:||The Crown Publishing Group|
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About the Author
Dr. Scot McKnight is professor of New Testament at Northern Theological Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. He is the author of more than fifty books, including the popular The Jesus Creed and the recent release, The Hum of Angels. Dr. Scot McKnight is a world-renowned speaker, writer, and professor of the Church. He is a recognized authority on the historical Jesus, early Christianity, and the New Testament. His blog, Jesus Creed, is a leading Christian blog thatlogs 3 million page views per year, attracting 275,000 page views per month. His blog draws primarily a Christian readership; one that is looking for intellectual engagement and thoughtful analysis of Scripture, Theology, and Culture. A sought after speaker, he has been interviewed on several radio and television programs as well as spoken at numerous local churches, conferences, colleges, and seminaries in the United States and around the world. Scot McKnight is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Society for New Testament Studies.
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I was visiting a bird-supplies store when I mentioned to the owner that my wife and I had owned a hummingbird feeder but had never once seen a hummer at the feeder, so we tossed it out. I concluded that there were no hummers near our home.
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Table of Contents
Part 1 In Defense of Angels
1 The Hum of Angels 3
2 Most of Us Believe in Angels 10
3 Three Reasons Why So Many of Us Believe in Angels 15
4 The Four Most Important Words About Angels 22
Part 2 God's Loving Presence in Angels
5 Angels Express God's Love 37
6 Angels Confirm God's Presence 44
7 Angels Sent to Redeem 53
8 Angels Teach from the Beginning 59
9 Angels Teach the Bible's Big Ideas 67
10 Angels Bring Gods Comfort 73
11 Angels as God's Very Presence 82
Part 3 God's Loving Advocacy from Angels
12 Guidance Angels 89
13 Advocate Angels 98
14 Guardian Angels 109
15 Announcement Angels 119
16 Temptation Angels 126
17 Big-Event Angels 133
18 Warrior Angels 140
Part 4 God's Loving Transformation Through Angels
19 Angels Judge 151
20 Angels Liberate 159
21 Angels Send on Mission 164
22 Angels Intercede 173
23 Angels Lead in Worship 179
Appendix: The So-Galled Hierarchy of Angels 191
After Words 197
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Hum of Angels Listening for the Messengers of God Around Us By: Scot McKnight I love the cover of the bird and the colors look amazing on the cover. When I saw this book I had to have it to read, but God lead me to read first “The Seven Mile Miracle” (which I must say was great). I felt so blessed that “The Hum of Angels” was still available to read to review. Wow thank you Lord, Glory be to God!! I love reading about angels and figuring out if I might have a guardian angel to protect me and just who it might be. Have you ever thought about if you have an angel? I was sitting outside I do that on days that isn’t too hot, in FL. the weather here gets so hot you can’t sit outside long. I was reading this book and I was at the part where they were talking about the birds singing that lot of people don’t see, in that moment I heard a bird singing a beautiful song and could not see him it brought peace to me as they usually do when they sing their beautiful tunes and relaxes me as I sit and close my eye to listen I could listen to their music and chattering all day. Then out of nowhere this pretty bird was on my tree branch and then just as quickly as it came it was gone. The birds Scot is talking about are different little bird. The story on the hum of birds was amazing. I think I’ll pray God will let me hear and see these tiny little humming angels. In this book as Scot says “even among religious people there can be something of an embarrassment surrounding the subject of angels. Now wouldn’t you think if they were in the word (bible) they would have read about angels?? If someone would ask me if I believed in God my answer would be yes without hesitation, next if they’d ask if I believed in angels my answer again would be yes. Have these people really been that dumb what about Michael he was God’s Archangel. I’d call him the warrior of angels. One of the world’s great experts on angels in history, Valery Rees, you’ll have to read about her. As you read Mr. McKnight’s book he will tell you about professors of history, the greatest Theologians, and most importantly what the bible say about angels. There are so many stories in this book and how Scot tells about angels with bible backing how can you not believe in angels? I feel you really won’t be disappointed if you bought this book if you love angels. I recommend this book highly it is a page turner for sure. Grab it and hear the angels hum. I received this book free from blogging for books for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review just an honest one. The opinions I have expressed are entirely my own and no one else’s. ENJOY HEARING THE HUM OF ANGELS!! 5 Stars ISBN 978-1-60142-631-4 I put the ISBN for you to be able to find the book faster at the book stores.
Listening for the Messengers of God Around Us By SCOT McKNIGHT Most People Believe in Angels It's What We Believe About Them That Matters. This book was very interesting to read and giving me a lot of knowledge and learn much more about what we had believing before and how can we know what angles are really like ? I highly recommend to everyone must read this books. " I received this book from Blogging for Book program in exchange for this review "