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The Invisible World: Understanding Angels, Demons, and the Spiritual Realities That Surround Us [Kindle Edition]

Anthony Destefano
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Book Description

Everybody has one. It’s called a "haunt detector." It’s the little alarm that goes off in our heads whenever we detect that something mysterious or supernatural has occurred. You could be sitting around relaxing one day at home, and for no special reason you start thinking about someone. Maybe you haven’t thought about this person in years. Then the phone rings; you pick it up, and amazingly, it’s that person! Many of us have experienced this phenomenon.

What is it?

Anthony DeStefano answers this compelling question in his fascinating new book, The Invisible World. No matter how little we may understand or how fleeting such moments can be, he explains the reality of the spiritual dimension that surrounds us and shows how it is immediately accessible to everyone. All aspects of the spiritual realm are discussed, including the existence of angels and demons, the whereabouts of loved ones who have passed, and even the presence and activity of God in our lives. Written to be completely consistent with traditional Christian teaching, The Invisible World will help readers embrace a certitude that makes it easier to act according to their moral beliefs, give them a greater sense of the richness of life, and show them that no amount of suffering in their life—physical, mental, or emotional—will ever be able to destroy the profound sense of inner peace that can be experienced on a daily basis.

For those seeking reassurance about meaning in their life, nothing is more significant than to be reminded that no one is alone. In The Invisible World, Anthony DeStefano shows the truth of this in a captivating and inspiring way.


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I may not always agree with Anthony DeStefano, but there is no doubt he is a highly intelligent and witty writer; and assuming the existence an invisible world, he has produced a very interesting and thought-provoking book about spirituality.
 
-- Vincent Bugliosi 
Author of Divinity of Doubt: The God Question
As well as five NY Times Bestellers, including Helter Skelter 
 
 
Sadly, many people today are so materialistic in their thinking that they’ve forgotten that the most important things in life are unseen and spiritual. Love, honor, compassion, forgiveness, hope—All of these are invisible. Finally, there is a book that makes the whole invisible spiritual world come to life in the most extraordinary and vivid way. Anthony DeStefano’s words will inspire even the most hardened and materialistic cynic to begin exploring a richer, fuller life based on faith in a God who is so good. 
 
--Delilah
Nationally Syndicated Radio Host


From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Anthony DeStefano is the author of the bestselling books A Travel Guide to Heaven and Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To. Please visit his website at www.AnthonyDeStefano.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 300 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0385522231
  • Publisher: Image (March 15, 2011)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004J4WN3A
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #523,591 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book! A "must read"! March 21, 2011
Format:Hardcover
This is by far one of the best spiritual books I have ever read. It conveys deep theological insights in an easy to follow writing style. The chapters on suffering and the four last things, in particular, are both moving and profound. At last, a book that treats the invisible realities of the soul and spiritual world with reverence and respect! I am sharing this book with all my friends.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Theological Examination of the Invisible World April 11, 2011
Format:Hardcover
In writing "The Invisible World- Understanding Angels, Demons, and the Spiritual Realities that Surround Us," Anthony Destefano sought to "try to make the invisible realities that surround us just a little more visible." To do so, he stays away from the anecdotes so common in most books about angels, demons, and the life after this one. Instead, he relies on "solid theology, informed by common sense and logic, and backed up by Biblical scholarship and the universal teaching of the Christian Church over the past two thousand years." This is what makes this work such a valuable resource.

Destefano explores the role of angels and demons and why they continue to battle over our souls. Demons want desperately to hurt God, but they can't hurt God Himself. Therefore, they instead try to "hurt that which bears the image of God. . . In other words, you do everything you can to hurt those miserable, fallen, and inferior creatures known as human beings. . . If the demons can persuade us to turn against God, that represents the only `victory' they can ever achieve against the one whom they despise so much." The angels, on the other hand, are there to help us. They "have a mission to accomplish - our ultimate salvation - and that's what they spend their time focusing on."

Destefano also examines the importance of free will and the choices we make. He also emphasizes the importance of putting God first in our lives. Even good things can be held up as idols. "If God is anything but number one in your life, then your priorities are screwed up - period. Knowing that, the devil's primary objective is always to get you to set up `false idols,' and thereby relegate God to the number two position in your life . . . or even better, get him off the list completely.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Eternal, Unseen World Around Us April 13, 2011
Format:Hardcover
"While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen, are temporal; but the things which are not seen, are eternal." ~2 Corinthians 4:18

Many people have the experience of a certain book coming along at just the right time. "The Invisible World" by Anthony DeStefano was such a book for me. In bringing me back to the basic truths about God and the supernatural it freshened my perspective about earthly events, helping me to once more view the trials and tragedies of life in a supernatural light. Sometimes going back to the beginning and contemplating on a deeper level the simple truths of faith which we were taught in childhood can be the most worthwhile spiritual exercise. God is pure spirit, Who created us and Who loves us, yet He permits us to have free will because He does not want mindless automatons. Reflecting upon the greatness and power of God, knowing that such a great God sustains our very beings, can be overwhelming as well as humbling.

Written in a conversational tone, Mr. DeStefano discusses the most profound topics with clarity and insight. The simplicity of the approach reminded me a great deal of C.S. Lewis apologetic works, and yet "The Invisible World" is unabashedly Catholic, with much taken from the Scriptures and the wisdom of the saints. While it is a book I would feel comfortable handing to an atheist because of the logical explanations used, there is a great deal of depth to plumb so that lifelong practicing Catholics will surely find plenty of inspiration. I found the discussions of the angelic realm and of the battle between the good and evil angels to be particularly intriguing, especially since we are involved whether we want to be or not.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book makes the invisible visible March 22, 2011
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Once again Anthony Destefano has taken an ethereal subject and made it real. He answers the tough questions of why evil and suffering exist in this world and paints a picture of the beatific vision of God that we all, in the deepest part of our being long for. He takes a difficult subject and both deeply and simply reveals the truth. I could not put it down.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Do you believe in the angels and demons April 11, 2011
By Wyn
Format:Hardcover
This was an excellent easy-to-read book about the world around us that contains the angels, why some of them are demons, and how we should interact with them. Although I did not agree with all of Mr. DeStefano's theology, I certainly learned some aspects that I either hadn't come across before or hadn't viewed in that way. I believe that anyone of any religious persuasion or non-beliefs would find the book interesting and challenging. It wasn't full of little anecdotal angel stories, nor was it an indepth treatise about the hierarchy of the angels, it was biblically based information proving that the invisible world of God exists put in a layman's language. Mr. DeStefano encouraged the readers to apply the information to their own life and learn to include God and his invisible force in their everyday existance.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I'd encourage everyone to read it...
I keep going back and rereading the different chapters. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I'd encourage everyone to read it at least once.
Published 3 months ago by country girl
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read.
Dont miss. Excellent read.
Published 4 months ago by JOE C ARAMBULA
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic author
Great book and fantastic author. He has several other wonderful books I have read. This book is also good for people who are curious but don't have a religious background. Read more
Published 6 months ago by legoavenger8508
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Most Important Books I've Ever Read!!!
Mr Destefano is a gifted writer, capable of taking topics that have been discussed by the greatest minds throughout human history and breaking them down into simple discussions. Read more
Published 8 months ago by MaryH
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book!
This is a great book for anyone that enjoys learning about the spiritual world. The author added personal stories, humor and very simply put broke it out in a way that anyone... Read more
Published 9 months ago by C. Manning
2.0 out of 5 stars See "angels all around us" Anthony Destefano
Not much different than "angels all around us"
Published 9 months ago by mom clg
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reference book
For those that believe in angels and their influence on our daily lives, a must read. I would highly recommend.
Published 11 months ago by Kona Warrior
5.0 out of 5 stars you won't want to put it down
Perfect book for the average lay person to understand. I think I'm going to be reading other books by Mr. Destefano. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Tony Hyatt
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book on beginning to understand the invisible reality around us
It is the perfect book for someone who wants to understand more about angels, demons, the saints, and even your own soul. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Kenneth D Wagner
5.0 out of 5 stars Praise to you Lord, Jesus Christ!!!
Mr. Destefano book spoke to my heart, I had been having recurring questions, but this wonderfully written book seemed to address each of these questions perfectly!
Published 16 months ago by Aaron Zaccagnino
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More About the Author

Anthony DeStefano is the best-selling author of five Christian books for adults: "A Travel Guide to Heaven", "Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To", "Angels All Around Us", "I Just Can't Take it Anymore" (a photo-gift book), and "A Travel Guide to Life- Transforming Yourself from Head to Soul." Anthony has also written several bestselling children's books, including: "This Little Prayer of Mine", "Little Star", "The Donkey No One Could Ride", "A Travel Guide to Heaven for Kids", and "The Sheep that No One Could Find."

Anthony is the host of the television series, "A Travel Guide to Life", broadcast on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). He has received many awards and honors from religious communities throughout the world. In 2002, he was given an honorary Doctorate from the Joint Academic Commission of the National Clergy Council and the Methodist Episcopal Church for "the advancement of Christian beliefs in modern culture." The commission is made up of outstanding Evangelical, Orthodox and Protestant theologians and educators.

Anthony is a Knight of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, the oldest Order in the Catholic Church. He is an avid pilot, a successful businessman, and a longtime pro-life activist.

He has appeared on many national television and radio programs, including Fox's America's Newsroom, Fox and Friends, CNN, the 700 Club, Focus on the Family Radio, and Janet Parshall's "In the Market." His books have been endorsed by Dr. James Dobson, Pastor Jack Hayford, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Cardinal Renato Martino, Archbishop Rino Fisichella, Regis Philbin, Quincy Jones, Delilah, Pat Boone, Mark Taylor, William Bennett, Lee Iacocca, Dr. Paul Cedar, Dr. Dick Eastman, Bernice King--daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and many others.

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