“Angels A to Z” by Evelyn Dorothy Oliver and James R. Lewis (2nd edition)

"Angels A to Z" by Evelyn Dorothy Oliver and James R. Lewis (2nd edition)

"Angels, whose principal employment is the protection and encouragement of human beings, are more popular than ever. In this age of uncertainty, it is easy to understand why the concept of angels is so comforting. While much has been written about angels throughout history, no single source examines them as thoroughly or as thoughtfully as Angels A to Z.

Written by an “angel expert” and a recognized authority on nontraditional religious movements, this enlightening resource is one of the most comprehensive books on angels and angel-related topics currently available. More than 300 entries, drawn from multiple religions, such as Christianity, Islam, and Hindu traditions, as well as from pop culture, are included.

A variety of angel topics are discussed, including celebrity angels, obscure angels still waiting for their big break, classifications of angels, guardian angels, fallen angels, biblical figures associated with angels, angels in art and architecture, and angels in the media and literature. Plus, angels are discussed in terms of the occult and metaphysics, with entries on UFOs, fairies, and witches. You will discover how ancient, contemporary, and pop cultures represent angels in their mythology, folklore, architecture, art, literature, religion, and so much more.

Angels A to Z explores such topics as:
Gabriel, Michael, Lucifer, and other biblical angels
Angels in various religions (Christianity, Islam, Hinduism)
Different classifications of angels such as the Valkyries from Norse mythology and Hafaza from Islamic tradition
Fallen angels, guardian angels, obscure angels, and angels across religious traditions
Authors who write about angels, including Frank Peretti, Joan Wester Anderson, Eileen Freeman, Terry Lynn Taylor, and others
Artists who depict angels such as Michelangelo, Raphael, Glenda Green, and Karyn Martin-Karl
Beloved fictional characters like Clarence from the film It’s a Wonderful Life

If you want to know more about the rich and important history of these spiritual beings, Angels A to Z is the answer to your prayers."