04 February 2011

Angels, Help from on High - Book Review

The Church teaches that Angels are messengers of God. Often depicted with wings, these spiritual beings are repeatedly referred to in the Bible, their roles to protect and guide human beings and carrying out God's tasks.

In Angels, Help from on High
written and compiled by Marianne Lorraine Trouve, FSP, you will find quotes of the Old Testament, the Catechism and the Gospels of Mathew and Luke in the New Testament listing numerous references to these Angels.

Pope John Paul II in his 1986 address titled "Angels Participate in History of Salvation" himself reminded us that we should not ignore the importance of Angels.

So who are these heavenly beings?
And what about Guardian Angels? Do each of us have indeed a Guardian Angel?

Again, we are familiar with the Angels Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel!
Why are only these three Angels named in the Bible? We know the feast of all three is celebrated on the 29th of September but what else do we know about Angels, their number or the Joy they bring to us?

Through a collection of short stories and prayers this book shares with us a little of the mysteries surrounding Angels.

For i.e. the Prayer for our Nation in a Time of Great Need tells us:

"Holy Angels, you whom God sent to watch over and guard our nation, we ask for your help and intercession... May we seek to serve one another's needs and so built a Society that will lead to the civilization of Truth and Love, where God will reign over all." Amen.

As you read you will find each chapter of the book underlines how Angels are indeed all around and we cannot ignore their work around us.
But ultimately there is no easy answer and it remains for each of us to open our heart and just have Faith!

This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company. I received a copy of this book but I was not asked to give it a positive review. The views expressed are therefore entirely my own.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Noelle, for reviewing the book and sharing your thoughts. I'm happy that you enjoyed the book and I hope it will be a help to people in getting to know more about the angels.
    God bless you!
    Sr Marianne Lorraine


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