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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring and beautiful
This is an unusual book in that most books on angels and spirits are written by people who subscribe wholeheartedly to Spiritism or Spiritualism (whichever you prefer to call it) and declare their faith in an afterlife, a spirit world adn the presence of angels. This book is different because it was written by a sceptic as part of her PhD thesis on angel visions and...
Published on 30 Mar 2007 by Lilly Penhaligon

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2.0 out of 5 stars Im Loving Angels instead and through it all......
I love Angels and i know that they exist but i found this book quite heavy in content and a bit boring in places. This i guess this is "just another book on Angels" It offered nothing new to what i already knew...Sorry!
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56 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring and beautiful, 30 Mar 2007
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Lilly Penhaligon (United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This is an unusual book in that most books on angels and spirits are written by people who subscribe wholeheartedly to Spiritism or Spiritualism (whichever you prefer to call it) and declare their faith in an afterlife, a spirit world adn the presence of angels. This book is different because it was written by a sceptic as part of her PhD thesis on angel visions and experiences. What I liked about this was that the author never tries to get you to believe that everything in her book is real - she simply presents the stories and leaves it up to you to decide what the experiences were.

This book is the culmination of 4 years' work on ordinary people's experiences of angels. Members of the public were encouraged to send their stories to the author as part of her doctoral study. For the most part then, this book includes a wide selection of these angel stories.

Bearing in mind that this is based on a PhD thesis, the book starts in a fairly academic style with a thorough explanation of the research proposal and teh manner in which data was collected but it is far from boring and helps contextualise the stories that follow.

The stories themselves are broken down into various sections - for example: Angel Visions/Experiences at time of death (of loved ones); Angel Visions in the Blind; Angel Warnings etc etc and are told in the same words as were submitted (i.e. the author did not edit or change them to fit in with her work). I found some of the stories a bit eerie but at the same time, I found all of them exceptionally inspiring, beautiful and really comforting. It's a very nice book to settle down with at night after a hard day and know that whatever you go through in your life, whether it be good or bad or just plain trying, you are not alone and that someone is definitely looking after you. It's also a book that will make you think abuot your own life and perhaps get you thinking about the experiences that you have had, that you know really did happen, adn yet you can't explain...

For those people that don't like or are afraid of anything to do with mainstream religion, this book does not do that - it is totally impartial to any faith and simply presents the stories as they were submitted. It is entirely left to the reader to interpret them as they will.

Another bonus point is that the study was done in England and the stories are exclusively from British sources which I find refreshing - i have read so many books written by Americans on their experiences, I wanted something I could really relate to.

A fascinating read and one that you will come back to time and time again.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read, 27 Aug 2010
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I like this book. Was looking for for factual accounts that could help me understand and corroborate my own experiences, it has. There are no experiences that correspond with mine precisely but as Emma Heathcote-James has approached the subject in an academic manner I find it believable which helps me on a personal level. Find myself dipping into it at the times I'm filled with doubt.
Would highly recommend this book to anyone who has experienced this sort of phenomenon.
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48 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great thought provoking read..., 28 Oct 2002
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This book is fascinating! It hundreds of real-life stories about how people have been effected by Angels. So do they exist? Have we all got a guardian angel? After reading this, it seems possible.
This isn't a religious, self-help book, it's just a great read. So, If you want a book which will make think, get this one!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbiased, informational and well-researched, 9 Feb 2010
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This book is not an ordinary book on angels. Read it and you will not be disappointed!!! Believe it or not is all up to you.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book, 22 Feb 2010
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I really enjoyed this book. It was recommended to me by my Spiritual Director, after a discussion we had on angels. I found it a credible read, missing the slush and sentimentality of other "Angels" books, and looking without judgement into people's angel experiences. Well worth a read, whether you are believer or sceptic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Belief or not., 14 Jan 2013
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Not sure if I really believed this book, but it set me thinking and that is a good thing. Along with the other books by this author it presents a point of view that needs more serious consideration.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Im Loving Angels instead and through it all......, 26 Oct 2010
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I love Angels and i know that they exist but i found this book quite heavy in content and a bit boring in places. This i guess this is "just another book on Angels" It offered nothing new to what i already knew...Sorry!
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