Reading this book is like gaining insight into moments where angels have made themselves known in my life without me really thinking about it. As McKnight makes readily apparent to the reader, knowing when we see angels requires us to learn what to look for and how to look for them. In fact, McKnight says scripture is full of hundreds of references to them, and The Hum of Angels discusses how they are still at work in today’s world.
What I found most beneficial from The Hum of Angels is the variety one might encounter in today’s world.
How God Advocates for Us Through Angels
As McKnight illustrates in his book,
God is Love.
All that God does is loving.
God sends angels to us because God loves us.
Love is a rugged commitment to be with,
to be For us so that we can
progress Unto Christlikeness.
Angels are sent to express God’s love
by being God’s presence with us, especially in the Angel of the Lord,
by being God’s presence for us, and
to lead us intothe redemption of Christlikeness.
Yes, God sends us angels to guide us through life, to bring us good news to rejoice upon, to announce big messages that lead us to Jesus as the Lord, to help us through temptation, to be present at the big events of Christ’s life and eventual resurrection, and to battle with us against evil spirits.
Should we ever doubt the presence of angels amongst us, McKnight’s book does a fantastic job of showing us why angels exist and how to look for them. It’s well worth the read.
Scot McKnight is the author of more than fifty books, including The Jesus Creed and The Heaven Promise. A popular speaker at events such as Catalyst and Q Conference, Scot is professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. His blog, Jesus Creed, experiences three million page views annually. He and his wife, Kris, live in the Chicago suburbs. @ScotMcKnight
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.