|TITLE:||Understanding the Angels|
|AUTHOR:||Dr. James Hodges, Ph.D.|
|PUBLISHER:||ECKO House Publishing|
Understanding the Angels by Dr. James Hodges is all about angels. In this book, he describes the types of angels that were created by God and what their responsibilities are. There are numerous scriptures cited to back up his characterization of the seven different classes of angels.
Even with the large number of scriptures cited, I felt a little uncomfortable with some of the ideas that he presented. The one that concerned me most was the idea that we are able to call upon angels to help us or someone else and they will obey us if we are in alignment with God’s will.
Dr. Hodges shares in his book how he “…would command the angels of protection to guard every door she would walk through … angels to stand guard over her locker… At one point I filled the gym and cafeteria with angels over her.” (The her referred to is the author’s daughter.)
Dr. Hodges comes across as an “angel specialist”.
Near the end of Understanding the Angels, there is a short chapter on new age philosophy. This chapter contains some good information but does not seem to be in line with the rest of the book.
In conclusion, I must say that Understanding the Angels does contain some useful information. This book would make a good basis for a study group where the members took time to read and study the scripture references given as well as their context.
NOTE: The correct title of the book is “Understanding the Angels”. My original title of “Organizing the Angels” was a commentary on how I felt the subject of angels was treated in this book. I apologize for any misunderstanding this may have caused.
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