Book Review: Angels by My Side by Betty Malz

Angels by My Side by Betty Malz is a short and sweet little book  that gives us mere mortals an “insiders” view of Angels at work in our lives.

Betty Malz experienced a near-death experience when her appendix ruptured and she was clinically dead for 28 minutes.  Her time in heaven was a pivotal moment in her life and she went on to tell about her experience and impact other people’s lives.

The book is a great way to open the doors to our minds to believe that Angels are real and that they are sent by our heavenly Father to protect us, watch over us and keep us safe.  But, please do not mistake that they are there to command or expect to do things for us.  That is not their duty.  Their duty is to obey God’s commands and help us mere mortals.  It is comforting to know that God has helpers attending to us when we are in our deepest need.

Malz winds scripture and real life stories from other believers who have had amazing encounters with Angels.  She shows why calling on the name of Jesus is so important and how God really does care for all of his people.

This book would be a great pick me up for a friend down in the doldrums or even a pick me up for yourself.

I was given this book by Chosen Books and I am not required to give it a favorable review but I did because I liked it.


Review: Miracles by Tim Stafford

Do miracles still exist?  Do they still happen?  Why are they not as prevalent as they were in the New Testament times?

Journalist and author Tim Stafford delves into this subject in “Miracles: A journalist looks at Modern-Day Experiences of God’s Power”.

I was really excited to get this book in the mail.  This was one of the books that I got to review from Bethany House Publishers.  Tim Stafford takes an analytical view of miracles and whether or not they exist.  That is not to say that he doesn’t believe that they exist…it’s just that he wonders if all miracles are truly miracles or if they are just everyday occurrences because of God.  An interesting concept, no?

Mr. Stafford takes you through different instances where he recounts aspects of both miracle and non-miracle stories.  And the basic premise is that whether or not miracles do exist (they do), God is always present…in the miraculous and the mundane.  It is something that we all need to take into account and often forget.

This is a well written, thought-provoking book.  It made me think about if I am demanding God show me miracles to prove He is real…or if, in an act of faith, I believe He can work miracles for me and those that I love.

God is constant…in the miraculous and the mundane.  He is amazing.

I would recommend this book if anyone was questioning the validity of miracles and if they can see them work in their daily lives.