The Hum of Angels: Listening for the Messengers of God Around Us

The Hum of Angels: Listening for the Messengers of God Around Us

by Scot McKnight


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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 recognize these messengers of God that are all around us and know how God might be using them to affect our lives. 
Now available in a convenient paperback edition, 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 God’s most magnificent and yet misunderstood creations.

Most People Believe in Angels. 
It’s 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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601426321
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/17/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 340,713
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Scot McKnight (PhD, University of Nottingham) is professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lisle, Illinois. He is the acclaimed author of more than sixty books, including The Jesus Creed, The Heaven Promise, and Open to the Spirit. He regularly speaks at venues such as Catalyst, the Q Conference, and churches throughout the world. Scot and his wife, Kris, live in the Chicago suburbs.

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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

Notes 199

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