Would You Recognize an Angel if You Saw One?
The majority of earths inhabitants believe in Angels. Yet so few of us can claim to have seen one. Why?
Perhaps its 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 doesnt say about these majestic beings. And thats deeply important because angels are still on mission today. They express Gods love, confirm His presence, and even lead humans in redemptive worship.
Dont just believe in angels. Learn how to recognize these messengers of God that are all around us and know how God might be using them to affect our lives.
Most People Believe in Angels.
Its What we Believe About them that Matters.
Believing in angels is one thing. But how can we know what angels are really like especially when our preconceived notions have been mostly shape by sensationalized misinterpretations of these wondrous beings?
To help sort things out, Scot McKnight untangles fact from fiction on topics such as:
* Do loved ones become angels when they die?
* Can we hear from angels?
* Is there a hierarchy of angels?
* Do we have a specific guardian angel?
* Should we be scared of angels?
* Are cherubs and seraphs different creatures than angels?
* Do angels have wings?
* Are angels worship leaders?
The Hum of Angels illuminates what the Bible says about these heavenly beings; and it helps you to understand the deepest truths about one of Gods most magnificent and yet misunderstood creations.
Scot McKnight is the author of more than fifty books, including The Jesus Creed and The Heaven Promise. A popular speaker at events such as Catalyst and Q Conference, Scot is professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. His blog, Jesus Creed, experiences three million page views annually. He and his wife, Kris, live in the Chicago suburbs. @ScotMcKnight
"Books on the angelic in the Bible are usually of varying qualityso fluffy and story filled they lack a coherent basis in Scripture, or so impenetrably philosophical one cant apply them to the normal Christian life. Scot McKnights The Hum of Angels carefully avoids all these pitfalls and presents a sound and balanced biblical vision of Gods angelic realm and its work. He helpfully reimagines the ministry of angels, while keeping his work rooted in and framed by Scripture. The Hum of Angels is a worthy addition to the library of anyone wanting a solid, insightful, and scriptural view of Gods angelic ministers."
Jonathan Macy, author of In the Shadow of His Wings and minister in the Church of England
"Angels are everywhere! Until I read this book, I must confess that even as a Bible teacher Id missed how ever present angels are at key junctures and in critical ways throughout the biblical story. As a pastor, Id been mostly blind to the angels all around us (which most people in our church body, statistics show, more readily see). This wonderful book opened not only my eyes but my ears to the beautiful hum of angels surrounding usa harmony that points us to the melody of Jesus at the center."
Joshua Ryan Butler, pastor at Imago Dei Community, Portland, OR; author of The Skeletons in Gods Closet and The Pursuing God
"I make a practice of reading everything Scot McKnight writes because I learn so much from his bright mind and generous spirit. His work exemplifies an intelligent, rich way of understanding the Bible; and this wonderful book is no exception. After having read The Hum of Angels, Ill walk through my day with more awareness of Gods loving presence and comfort, and more hope because of it."
Shauna Niequist, New York Times best-selling author of Present over Perfect
"In The Hum of Angels, Scot McKnight invites us to consider the active and significant role angels play on the pages of Scripture and in fulfilling the purposes of God todaynot for the sake of information, but for the sake of hope. How easy it is for us, from our ground-level perspective, to give discouragement and despair the upper hand. This reminder of the powerful activity of myriads of Gods angels on our behalf is one more reason for hope to thrive in the future of Gods ultimate victory over evil. This book is an eye-opening, reassuring, and hope-filled read."
Carolyn Custis James, author of Half the Church: Recapturing Gods Global Vision for Women and Malestrom: Manhood Swept into the Currents of a Changing World