Our concepts about angels have been influenced by many things in our world. In my generation, who cannot remember the old classic songs, Teen Angel and Pretty Little Angel Eyes? Perhaps you share my sentiment about one of the favorite all-timeMoreOur concepts about angels have been influenced by many things in our world. In my generation, who cannot remember the old classic songs, Teen Angel and Pretty Little Angel Eyes?
Perhaps you share my sentiment about one of the favorite all-time movies, Its A Wonderful Life. Who can forget the work of the angel, Clarence, in helping George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) come to grips with the importance of his life. Of course, Clarence (formerly a human who had passed into heaven) was doing it to earn ... wait for it ... his angel wings. Remember, when a little bell rang, it was the indication that another angel had earned his wings. What a sweet movie! What a twisted concept of angels! Hollywood has also given us Angels in the Outfield, Meet Joe Black, City of Angels and some forty plus other titles.1 Mans view of angels began a long time before Hollywood got involved.
Think of the art of the old masters. Many of them depicting the birth of Christ, showed little winged beings hovering around. Also standing in wonderment would be angelic female figures with flowing hair and bright wings.
But, then, of course, we have the biblical stories that give us good glimpses into the realm of angels. Those revelations will make up the material for this book. Others have written some hair-raising and incredibly inspiring books about personal encounters with angels. There are some very good ones on the market. However, I am leaving those efforts to the very gifted writers who were led to share in that way. This book will focus entirely on the biblical revelation about angels. I use the method of questions and answers. I fully realize that you may have other questions that I may not address.
I hope and pray that if I failed to address a particular question, it is because the Bible does not address it. If that is not the case, then I apologize ahead of time.