The Evangelical Universalist Forum

A Rumor of Biblical Angels


I’m almost done reading this book. It’s short but pretty good. The author looks at almost every case where angels are mentioned in the Bible, and offers a metaphorical interpretation for each one. The author does not believe angels are actual creatures. He thinks they were literary devices.



The author theorizes that “angel” is a term used to describe different things in different contexts. Including: prophets, rulers, ordinary people doing extraordinary things, a person’s internal struggle.


I bear witness to having seen an angel with wings. They are real creatures. He was calling out my name. The sound of his voice was of a beauty beyond this world. Peace.


I finished the book today. I would give it 3.5 to 4 (out of 5) stars.


I talk to angels.