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WASHINGTON – In need of a spiritual lift?
Two new books in the WND Superstore provide it:
- “Lifted by Angels” by Joel J. Miller, one of the first journalists ever hired by WND, reveals how heaven’s boundaries overlap those of our own world, and angels move in and out of our daily lives. If that reality seems dim to us now, it beamed for the early Christians. Through their writings, sermons, songs and art, the ancient faithful confessed a powerful and vivid belief that angels help carry us on our journey to God. “Lifted by Angels: The Presence and Power of Our Heavenly Guides and Guardians” goes back to the Scripture and those early Christians to present a vision of angels as seen through their eyes and experiences – how they understood the angelic realms, the guidance and protection of angels and struggles with the devil. The book details the role that angels play in the lives of people and in God’s plan of salvation; the different ranks and functions of angels; how Satan and his demons fell from grace and why they plague people; the functions of guardian angels and how God assigns them to fit our personal needs; how guardian angels help us resist evil, temptation and the devil; the way angels join with us in our prayers, even adding their own to our own; the service angels provide in worship and the way angels accompany us when we pass from one world to the next in death. Featuring examples of angels in ancient icons and frescoes and supported by extensive research on the early church and its pastors, poets, theologians and artists, “Lifted by Angels” answers universal curiosity about angels and the unseen world, leaving readers inspired and hopeful about the nearness of God. Whether in trial or temptation, praise or prayer, we find angels present and positioned to help and comfort, guide and correct, walking with us till the point of death and beyond, escorting us to the very arms of Christ.
- “In My Seat” by Megan Ann Scheibner reveals what it feels like when someone dies in your place, not once, but twice. First Officer Steve Scheibner lived out that reality the first time when he became a Christian, and the second time on Sept. 11, 2001. Scheduled to pilot American Airlines Flight 11 that mournful day, Steve packed his bags and went to bed the night of Sept. 10. When he awoke the following morning, however, he found a rare last-minute schedule change had been made, showing someone else was assigned to fly that plane – the first plane that would hit the World Trade Center on 9/11. “In My Seat,” Steve’s true story as told by his wife Megan, chronicles his experience and reaction to the terrorist hijacking of Flight 11. It is the story of a man prepared by God from boyhood to influence the world by his testimony of two substitutionary deaths – the first by Jesus Christ on the cross and the second by Tom McGuinness in the cockpit seat that should have been his own. Steve’s powerful and moving story of God’s providence will inspire you to examine your own life in light of eternity. Follow the mark of God’s fingerprints as He moves in Steve’s life, and walk away from this book encouraged to live like a “Borrowed-Time Believer” rather than a “Someday Saint.”