Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Books Featuring Angels

favorite books featuring angels

Today’s Top 5 Wednesday is all about sharing your favorite books that feature a specific paranormal creature. I chose Angels because I don’t read too many books with paranormal creatures. Are Angels considered a paranormal creature? I am not really sure- so I am just going to roll with it. ^_^

So without further ado, here are my favorite books that feature Angels:

This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti

Frank has an interesting way of portraying Angels in this book. I thought it was the most creative out of all the 5 listed here.

Synopsis:

Ashton is just a typical small town. But when a skeptical reporter and a prayerful, hardworking pastor begin to investigate mysterious events, they suddenly find themselves caught up in a hideous New Age plot to enslave the townspeople, and eventually the entire human race. The physical world meets the spiritual realm as the battle rages between forces of good and evil. 

The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

An angel does appear in this book - but that is all I am going to say about that to not spoil anything. Besides Narnia, I really enjoyed this book from C.S. Lewis. It’s definitely a book that makes you think!

Synopsis:

C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce is a classic Christian allegorical tale about a bus ride from hell to heaven. An extraordinary meditation upon good and evil, grace and judgment, Lewis’s revolutionary idea in the The Great Divorce is that the gates of Hell are locked from the inside. Using his extraordinary descriptive powers, Lewis’ The Great Divorce will change the way we think about good and evil. 

Piercing The Darkness by Frank Peretti

This is the sequel to The Present Darkness. I throughly enjoyed the sequel as much as the first one, so I thought I would include it on this list. However, I believe you can read this one without reading the first as they have two different complete stories.

Synopsis:

It all begins in Bacon’s corner, a tiny farming community far from the interstate. An attempted murder, a suspicious case of mistaken identity, and a ruthless lawsuit against a struggling Christian school threaten the peace of the small town. Sally Beth Roe, a young loner, finds herself in the middle of events beyond her control, fleeing for her life while trying to recall her dark past. She doesn’t realize that a demonic army is growing in power and that a spiritual battle is rapidly approaching.

When Ash Rains Down by Cecelia Earl

I don’t read too much YA but I really enjoyed this Christian series by Cecelia Earl. I thought it was quite unique from the rest of the fantasy YA series out there.

Synopsis:

Julia received a necklace containing the songs of the angels from her dad when she was four. When she was eleven, he abandoned her family and the necklace went silent. At seventeen, Julia's doing everything she can to maintain security for her family, but now her necklace seems to have come to life once again. And that's not all that's changing. 

When a robber attempts to steal from their diner, the necklace blazes and burns her chest. Her pain is nearly unbearable as the thief transforms before her eyes... into something demonic. 

Demon after demon threaten Julia's home, family, and friends, and she realizes there may have been something more behind her dad's disappearance. Before she can begin to solve that mystery, something - or someone - dangerous may be after her. 

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

This book doesn’t actually have a physical angel appear - it’s more of a metaphor. You have to read the book to understand. ;)

Synopsis:

An ancient secret brotherhood. A devastating new weapon of destruction. An unthinkable target. When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to his first assignment to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol—seared into the chest of a murdered physicist—he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati...the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. The Illuminati has now surfaced to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy—the Catholic Church.

Langdon’s worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the Vatican’s holy conclave, when a messenger of the Illuminati announces they have hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the very heart of Vatican City. With the countdown under way, Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to assist the Vatican in a desperate bid for survival.

Embarking on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra follow a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome toward the long-forgotten Illuminati lair...a clandestine location that contains the only hope for Vatican salvation.

What are your favorite books that feature angels (or any other paranormal creature)?

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the caffeinated bibliophile