The Hum of Angels

source: Natl Catholic Register
With a first name of Maria de los Angeles, a book about angels catches my attention.  That's what happened when I discovered The Hum of Angels by Scott McKnight while browsing a list of new releases in February.  This isn't a book proving that there are angels.  He takes that as a given since the Bible alone includes some three hundred references or allusions to angels (p. 15).  His subtitle, Listening for the Messengers of God Around Us, summarizes the topic well because Scott sets to help us become aware of them, what to look for, and how to look.

They are still among us today as God uses them to affect our lives.  I'll share with you one true incident (not mine) that a friend told me about when I mentioned I was reading this thoughtful and absorbing book.  Her aunt was going to Tennessee to visit a very sick relative, and out in the middle of the Southwestern desert her car broke down.  It was getting on toward evening and there was nothing around for miles. Traffic was nil.  She got out of her car, walking around it, and started to pray to God for help.  After a while she spotted the lights of a car approaching from the East.  The car stopped and a man got out of the car and asked if she needed help.  Once she told him, they opened the hood and he checked to see what the problem was. After tinkering under the hood for some mintes, he closed it and told her to try the engine.  She got in the car and did so, and it started.  She went to get out of the car to thank him. But no one was there, nor even the other car, not even a sign anyone had been there or on the highway as she looked both ways.

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

received this book (published by WaterBrook, a division of  Penguin Random House from Blogging for Books for this review. 


Libby in TN said…
I believe in angels, even though I've never had an actual encounter.
desertskyquilts said…
Thanks for telling us about this book. It sounds very uplifting. Thank you for telling us about the experience of your friend's aunt, too.