Work Title: Angels A to Z
Work Author(s): James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver
Visible Ink Press
125 b/w photos, 448 pages, Softcover $24.95
Reviewer: Kristine Morris
In her thirty years as a crisis intervention therapist and author (Afterlife Journeys and Dream Yourself Awake for Women), Oliver has seen remarkable healings take place, and she credits each of these to the help of angels. Her collaboration with Lewis, professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin and author of The Dream Encyclopedia, The Astrology Book, and The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements, has resulted in a wide-ranging and thorough reference on the subject.
Christians, Hindus, Zoroastrians, Jews, Muslims, Theosophists, and others of the world religious traditions all speak of "good" or "fallen" angels and angel-like beings. The devotion to angels has often been intense, causing religious leaders to fear a competition with God. Although the personal, mystic, and artistic fascination with angels waxes and wanes, the current age has seen a revival of interest in the subject, spurred on by modern...