The Hum of Angels

Listening for the Messengers of God Around Us


ISBN: 9780857218599

Publication date: June 15, 2018

Format: Paperback

Extent: 272 pages

Dimensions: 198mm(length) 130mm(width)

Imprint: Monarch Books


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Would you recognize an angel if you saw one?

The majority of earth’s inhabitants believe in Angels. Yet so few of us can claim to have seen one. Why?

Perhaps it’s because in order to encounter one, we first have to learn what to look for, and how to look! We live in a world where the natural and supernatural overlap. Angels are constantly on mission from God, and constantly at work in this world.

From the Garden of Eden to the Book of Revelation, Scripture is filled with hundreds of references to these wondrous creatures. In this creative work, Scot McKnight explores what the Bible says – and doesn’t say – about these majestic beings.

And that’s deeply important, because angels are still on mission today. They express God’s love, confirm His presence, and even lead humans in redemptive worship. Don’t just believe in angels. Learn how to recognise these messengers of God that are all around us and know how God might be using them to affect our lives.

Meet the author: Scot McKnight

Dr. Scot McKnight is professor of New Testament at Northern Theological Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. He is the author of more than fifty books, including the popular The Jesus Creed and the recent release, The Hum of Angels. Dr. Scot McKnight is a world-renowned speaker, writer, and professor of the Church. He is a recognized authority on the historical Jesus, early Christianity, and the New Testament. His blog, Jesus Creed, is a leading Christian blog that logs 3 million page views per year, attracting 275,000 page views per month. His blog draws primarily a Christian readership; one that is looking for intellectual engagement and thoughtful analysis of Scripture, Theology, and Culture. A sought after speaker, he has been interviewed on several radio and television programs as well as spoken at numerous local churches, conferences, colleges, and seminaries in the United States and around the world. Scot McKnight is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Society for New Testament Studies.

Reviews for The Hum of Angels

"Books on the angelic in the Bible are usually of varying quality - so fluffy and story-filled they lack a coherent basis in Scripture, or so impenetrably philosophical one can't apply them to the normal Christian life. Scot McKnight's The Hum of Angels carefully avoids all these pitfalls and presents a sound and balanced biblical vision of God's angelic realm and its work. He helpfully reimagines the ministry of angels, while keeping his work rooted in and framed by Scripture. The Hum of Angels is a worthy addition to the library of anyone wanting a solid, insightful, and scriptural view of God's angelic ministers." Jonathan Macy, author of 'In the Shadow of His Wings' and minister in the Church of England.

"Angels are everywhere! Until I read this book, I must confess that even as a Bible teacher I'd missed how ever-present angels are at key junctures and in critical ways throughout the biblical story. As a pastor, I'd been mostly blind to the angels all around us (which most people in our church body, statistics show, more readily see). This wonderful book opened not only my eyes but my ears to the beautiful hum of angels surrounding us - a harmony that points us to the melody of Jesus at the center." Joshua Ryan Butler, pastor at Imago Dei Community, Portland, Oregon, and author of 'The Skeletons in God's Closet' and The Pursuing God

"I make a practice of reading everything Scot McKnight writes because I learn so much from his bright mind and generous spirit. His work exemplifies an intelligent, rich way of understanding the Bible; and this wonderful book is no exception. After having read The Hum of Angels, I'll walk through my day with more awareness of God's loving presence and comfort, and more hope because of it." Shauna Niequist, New York Times best-selling author of Present over Perfect

"In The Hum of Angels, Scot McKnight invites us to consider the active and significant role angels play on the pages of Scripture and in fulfilling the purposes of God today - not for the sake of information, but for the sake of hope. How easy it is for us, from our ground­level perspective, to give discouragement and despair the upper hand. This reminder of the powerful activity of myriads of God's angels on our behalf is one more reason for hope to thrive in the future of God's ultimate victory over evil. This book is an eye-opening, reassuring, and hope­filled read." Carolyn Custis James, author of Half the Church: Recapturing God's Global Vision for Women and Malestrom: Manhood Swept into the Currents of a Changing World

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