Angels by My Side: Stories and Glimpses of These Heavenly Helpers by Betty Malz
God knows your needs–and He has His angels ready to help you!
Have you ever had a close call? Do you sometimes sense that you are not alone? Do you wonder if you have ever met an angel “unaware”?
When Betty Malz was a young mom, she suffered a ruptured appendix and, after many fatal complications, was declared dead. Twenty-eight minutes later, she returned to life–bringing with her a vibrant and encouraging message about these heavenly helpers called angels.
Over the years that followed, Betty spoke and wrote about her amazing experience–including the armies of angels she saw awaiting God’s commands to help His people. And it seemed that everywhere she turned, she met others eager to tell her about their encounters with angelic beings.
This book is the culmination of that journey. Here you will discover biblical answers to questions such as:
• When do angels help us?
• What do protecting, rescuing and messenger angels actually do?
• How do we know if an angel is God’s servant or one of Satan’s hosts trying to deceive us?
• Can angels intervene when we face temptation?
• How do we pray for divine assistance?
This book will help you understand God’s purpose for these heavenly helpers in every area of your life. Be encouraged to trust in His loving care–for He truly has angels by your side.
In Angels by My Side, Betty Malz provides a detailed glimpse of the angelic help that God can provide for us. Malz uses her own personal experiences, anecdotes from others who believe they have received divine assistance, and Biblical scripture to support her claims.
According to Malz, angels are sent to us upon God’s command when we pray for help. Persistence in prayer is a key to getting assistance. The author notes that it is important when we pray for a specific request, our hearts are in the right place. Malz provides numerous examples of people who have the “right motives” for their prayer requests, but I wish she spent more time distinguishing “right” and “wrong” motives for clarification.
The author claims angelic intervention can occur in three major ways: when we are in a helpless situation and need strength, in the midst of danger, and when we are faced with temptations. God can send his angels to fight or minister to us when we ask for help. Angels can come in human and supernatural form.
During an intervention, Malz’s research uncovered three types of angelic visits. We may sense the presence of angels at the time, we may only realize an angel has intervened after the situation, and, sometimes, we are never even aware that an angel has been there with us.
This is a fast read with amazing stories that made me reflect upon my life to think about experiences I’ve had where I believe there were angels involved to help me in my times of crisis. The stories I read will stay with me for a long time!
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.
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