The bestselling classic with more than one million copies sold has now been updated with luminous new stories about how angels intervene and help us in our lives.
When Sophy Burnham wrote A Book of Angels, she inspired a phenomenon. An instant bestseller when it was originally published, this beautiful volume not only tells the extraordinary true stories of present-day encounters with angels, but also traces the study of angels throughout history and in different cultures. Burnham writes about the powerful male angels of the Old Testament, Zoroastrian angels, Buddhist bodhisattvas, Islamic angels, Hindu apsaras, the mysterious angels of the Jewish Kabbalah, cherubim, seraphim, guardian angels, the angel of death, and others.
What are angels? What do they look like? Whom do they choose to visit? Why do they appear sometimes and not others, and would you recognize them if they did come? With great feeling, Burnham offers an eloquent report from the place where earth and heaven meet. A Book of Angels is a quest into the mystery of angels and a song of praise to life.
A golden conjunction of heaven and earth ... reminding us that there are angels in every religion
- The Washington Post
A Book of Angels is a kind of timeless tour, led by ordinary people whove met angels, and extraordinary writers whove set down ageless thoughts: Milton, Dante, Goethe, Shakespeare, Blake, Rilke, Dostoevsky, Swedenborg, and Poe, along with passages from the Bible and the Koran.
- Los Angles Times
Like all good books, it exceeds the subject and illuminates the tough, tiring, and sometimes miraculous business of living, where angels sometimes help out . ... The visible and invisible dance with each other continually, and as far as angels are concerned, now you see them, now you dont. A book of angels gives us a lovely, sustained glimpse.
- Chicago Tribune