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¿Los ángeles existen realmente? ¿Cuál es su propósito ? ¿Interactúan con nosotros? ¿Nos están protegiendo en este momento?
Adaptado del largometraje documental, Historias de Ángeles responde estas preguntas y más a través de una colección de conversaciones personales, uno a uno, con importantes líderes cristianos proféticos. Estos poderosos relatos esclarecedores presentan el caso de la existencia de los ángeles, exploran su propósito y le dan una mirada bíblica al interior de este tema fascinante. Los colaboradores incluyen a: John Paul Jackson, Randy Clark, Joshua Mills, Shawn Bolz y más.
Do angels really exist? What is their purpose? Do they interact with us? Are they here protecting us right now?
Adapted from the feature-length documentary, Angel Stories answers many questions about angels through a collection of personal, one-on-one conversations with top prophetic Christian leaders. These enlightening and powerful stories present the case for the existence of angels, explore their purpose, and give you biblical insight into this fascinating subject. Contributors include John Paul Jackson, Randy Clark, Joshua Mills, Shawn Bolz and more.
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Casa Creacion
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 X 0.69 (inches)|
Historias de Ángeles, eLibro (Angel Stories, eBook)Jonathan NixonCasa Creacion / 2014 / ePub$9.59 Retail:
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GazpachoClare, MIAge: 55-65Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Stories of angelic appearances and interpretationJune 16, 2014GazpachoClare, MIAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3"The angels want you to turn toward heaven. They want you to accept Jesus as your Lord. When you become an heir of salvation, the angels of heaven are commissioned by God Himself to guard, protect, assist, and bless you with all that [God in] heaven has planned for you." Jonathan Nixon
In reviewing this book on angel stories, I feel I need to give more information on my worldview than I normally do. I look at the world from a Christian worldview. That means I look at it through the Bible lens. The Bible says that once we have accepted Christ as God's gift of salvation, our hearts are transformed and we become a new creation.
God teaches in the Bible that His people are like a body. It is comprised of believers all over the world, with Christ Jesus as its head. That means there is plenty of room for cultural differences within the body of Christ in living our daily lives and worshiping God once the foundation is laid. Cultural differences not only refer to different nationalities, but also differences in regional history, lifestyles and preferences.
One of the first things I noticed about the stories in this book is that they were written by people like you and me. They are not intellectuals writing a thesis. All the stories were written in the vernacular. They may have been lightly edited, but have retained their down home feel. It's about people who share some remarkable experiences and sometimes their interpretation of the events.
Angel Stories has two different types of stories about angels. The first kind was more of what I expected to read--stories of mysterious appearances that are difficult to explain from a human perspective. One person shared how a stranger somehow directed her to where she parked her car in a huge lot at an international airport. Another story told of a stranger who restored missing airline tickets in a foreign country. I always enjoy angelic stories like this.
The second type of story in this book are what I call teaching stories. They relate some unusual experiences but also teach a concept. There are more teaching stories than traditional stories. In addition, these stories are immersed in a culture that uses such phrases as: In the glory; releasing or receiving a prophetic word; opening our spiritual senses; mass deliverance; and calling down His kingdom. For the most part, I am a little unfamiliar with this culture so the above phrases made me feel a bit uncomfortable. I believe persons who connect with an experiential and emotional writing style will enjoy this book more than those who prefer an intellectual study of angels. However, I am certain many readers will enjoy the experiences shared by the book's writers.
Laying cultural differences aside, my only reservation about the stories in this book is that they may encourage some readers to be distracted by angels to the point of neglecting the need for salvation through Jesus Christ and spiritual growth toward maturity through the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary review copy of this commentary from Charisma House Book Group through their reader program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
tickmenotKansas CityGender: female4 Stars Out Of 5â€œAngel Storiesâ€ by Jonathan NixonMay 10, 2014tickmenotKansas CityGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4This is a collection of many different types of true angel stories from a variety of people. Although most of the incidents were told by adults, some children also related their encounters. These reports took place in many different parts of the world.
When considering angels, what first comes to mind is the Bible verse, "be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares"-Hebrews 13:2.
Because of that, my expectation for this book was that people would relate experiences they had in time of need, and someone came to their rescue. Often when turning around to thank them, they discovered their helper seemed to have disappeared into thin air. That caused them to suddenly realize their "good Samaritan" was actually an angel in human form. These were the type of stories I anticipated, and there were a few like that.
However, there were angel stories that went in different directions. Some people related experiences of seeing angels in worship settings. Others shared that the angels they saw were not in human form, but appeared without disguise. These reports said that angelic appearances varied. Some were gigantic, some had wings, but some did not, most of the time, the angels were male, but not always.
There were angels that God used to bring healing to people. Other people related that God allowed them to command angels to help them. Still others said that while they could see the angels, people with them could not. However, some could feel the angels' presence, or see some of the results of what they were doing. The variety of angelic experiences seem as diverse as there are types of people.
All of these stories have definitely caused me to ponder what I believe about angels. I certainly learned that angelic experiences can take place in a variety of ways. Ultimately, these reports have to be held up to what the Bible says, and, of course, angels are messengers from God, and are not to be worshiped. I would have liked a few more of the type of stories that I had expected. This was an interesting compilation, and recommend this 4-star book to anyone wants to explore the subject of angelic encounters.
The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through Booketeria and Charisma House Publishing for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner.