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Angels and Demons: What Do We Really Know about Them? Paperback – December 1, 1995
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His book on angels is short, succint, fun, clever as usual, informative, scholarly but not pedantic, and very entertaining. It's one of those books you read in 3 nights (around 150 pages).
You have to keep in mind that this author is Catholic and so you are going to find the Catholic perspective on certain aspects of the Christian faith. Catholic or Protestant you should agree, as is clearly demonstrated in this book, that angels are not myths, that they exist and the exist for some reason which is not meant to be any secret.
I encourage you to know more about the army of angels that God has disposed for your protection and for communicating His purpose to you, that is: if you are willing to be one of His sons or daughters.
Because we all are his creation, but we only become His children by accepting Christ, His Son, as our Lord and Savior (Savior from sin -to those PC oriented persons).
The book is written in question and answer format. Kreeft humbly and patiently answers questions that many modern people have about angels. However, it is not some weird and new age treatise. Kreeft gives us scholarly and scriptural answers to our questions about Angels and Demons.
This book is sane and solid and at times fun and entertaining. It is an easy read, and not at all off-putting and therefore I recommend it to everyone, especially skeptics and unbelievers.
As a believer I must point out that all around us there is a battle being waged for our souls. This war, between Angels and Demons, is one we cannot see with our eyes, but one we can discern with scripture and through the eyes of faith.
Read this book and learn why we ask St. Michael the Archangel to, by the power of God, defend us in battle against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
The book is in question and answer style, 100 questions divided into four sections. The first section is "Questions about Our Fascination with Angels" (4 questions), the second is "Questions about How We Know Anything about Angels" (13 questions), the third section is "Questions about the Nature of Angels" (66 questions), and the fourth section is "Questions about Demons" (17 questions). There are also three appendices: "A Short Course in Angelistic Philosophy," "A Snakebite Letter: Sex and the Media" (Kreeft's "Snakebite Letters" are his updated version of C.S. Lewis' "Screwtape Letters"), "What the New Catechism of the Catholic Church Says about Angels," and "Angels and Demons in the Bible."
My only complaint is that he usually does not cite his sources (eg. Bible, Summa Theologica, etc.) As a student, I would have liked have been able to follow up on what he says.
In short, as with most of Kreeft's works, he inspires a certain excitement for Christ and His Church.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nice one... Clear up the mistry about angels and keep you hungry for morePublished 2 months ago by TarikBader
Answers a lot of frequently asked questions about angels and demons. Easy to read with a good balance of information.Published 4 months ago by Marine
Good Introduction, a little bit too simplified. You can definitely see the foundation of the Summa in this work. I may have rated higher if I was fresh to the subject.Published 7 months ago by Ricky Andreorio
Not exactly what I expected. Not enough Scripture backing up Kreeft's statements. They often feel more like his personal opinion than based on scripture or the Church's teachings. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Bill Martiny
Clear and concise information on angels and demons. I like the question and answer format.Published 8 months ago by Kathi C.
P.J. Kreeft is another writer who is entertaining and knowledgable. If it's written by Kreeft, I want to read it.Published 11 months ago by BonMot