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The Miracles of Archangel Gabriel (book review)

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I received a complementary copy of this book from Hay House for review purposes.  The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

gabrielI’m warming up to Doreen Virtue.  Her books on angels at first glance always seemed a little too “woo woo” for me.  But the more I read from Virtue, the more I am impressed.  Her latest book, “The Miracles of Archangel Gabriel”, a comprehensive study of this special angel of the Bible, is her best I have read yet.

I like how Virtue starts the book laying a firm foundation of who exactly Gabriel is.  “Gabriel is mostly known as the ‘Messenger Angel,’ she writes.  “Since the word angel means ‘Messenger of God’ Gabriel is thought to be the overseer of human and angelic messengers.  Gabriel is the first named angel in the Bible (in the book of Daniel)  Gabriel is an important angel in the three monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.”  Not only does the book give a thorough background on Gabriel, it also contains pages and pages of beautiful renderings of the angel by artists throughout the centuries.  Miracles is worth a purchase for the pictures alone.  Get the hard copy to fully appreciate the reproductions of these paintings.  This is not a book for your Kindle.

Virtue feels Gabriel is active in the World today.  The book contains a variety of stories from everyday people of their real life encounters with this messenger angel.  “Two thousand years after the biblical Annunciation, Archangel Gabriel continues to announce pregnancies to women around the world,” Virtue writes.  “Sometimes, Gabriel’s announcement is about a current pregnancy, and other times it’s about a future one.  Either way, Gabriel’s messages bring great joy to mothers, fathers, and their extended families.”  This angel also serves humanity in other ways.  “As the angel of communication, Gabriel gives encouragement to writers and other human messengers,” Virtue says.

Skeptics may doubt these tales are true.  Virtue has an answer for them.  “Why would this powerful angel bother with ordinary mortals and their mundane experiences?  The answer: God’s love is unlimited, omnipresent, and unconditional,” she writes.  “The Divine is also timeless.  God didn’t stop sending angels to us 2,000 years ago.  The nameless and the famous angels are among us more than ever before, because our complicated world needs extra protection and guidance from God’s messengers.”

Sometimes I hear criticism of Hay House material from religious conservatives that Hay House authors only promote a “self love” message – leaving God out of the equation.  Virtue, one of the most successful and popular Hay House authors, is different.  While she preaches self love like the others, Virtue places more emphasis on asking for God’s help outside of ourselves.  “We don’t pray to angels, as we aren’t deifying them or making them into idols,” she says.  “However, we can ask God to send Gabriel’s help or call upon the archangel directly.”  The Miracles of Archangel Gabriel will appeal to a wide audience, regardless of your spiritual orientation.

The first book I read from Virtue, The Angel Therapy Handbook, which I reviewed two years ago, convinced me that angels just might exist.  The Miracles of Archangel Gabriel motivated me to ask for Gabriel’s help with my writing projects (assisting authors, after all, is one of the angel’s specialties!).  I recommend the book to all who want support from the angelic realm.

You can get “The Miracles of Archangel Gabriel” from these book sellers:

Hay House

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

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