by Maren Schober
Wouldn’t we all like to know the answer to that question? Many of us believe in angels but hear all kinds of conflicting ideas about who they are and what they do. Some folks even have personal encounters with angels. Author Dr. Tracy Lewis of Tulsa, OK is one of these people.
Tracy’s latest book entitled The Truth About Angels: Hollywood Versus The Bible, is in response to her belief that most of the information being presented today about angels by Hollywood in films, television and in music is far from the truth.
“I started writing this book in 2005,” Dr. Lewis declares. “I believe that Holywood producers, actors and writers continuously misrepresent angels in their films. I wrote this book as a theological discourse and response to movies and television shows taking liberties with the Bible and with God. I simply want the Truth about God and His magnificent angels to be made known. God is my source of inspiration. I have a genuine love for Him, His Word, and for people. Whenever I write, the topics are always issues close to my heart.”
What can one learn about angels in this author’s book? Plenty!
“The story has three parts. In part one, I present short summaries of past movies and television shows that focus on angels. I point out the fallacies in each film.”
“In part two, I tell the truth about angels from a theological perspective and provide scripture references for facts such as angels only assume human forms, angels fight for God’s people, angels are not omnipotent, and angels are too numerous to count. This section includes an Angel Quiz for my readers and provides in depth answers to the most asked questions about angels.”
“In part three of my book, I offer several outlines for readers that can be used in study groups , theology classes, youth groups and Sunday School classes.”
One night while driving home through a long dark tunnel, Tracy experienced something extraordinary.
“I was exhausted. It was late at night and very dark. As I proceeded to drive across the bridge between Virginia Beach and Hampton, I could see the Hampton Tunnel approaching in the distance. When I entered the tunnel, I remember being in the left lane. The the next thing I remember was a stern voice saying, ‘Wake up!’ The sound of the voice startled me awake! I opened my eyes and gasped loudly as I sat up and quickly grabbed the wheel of my truck. I realized that I had fallen asleep at the wheel, yet I was even more startled by the fact that I was now driving out of the tunnel exit into Hampton. I was also in the right hand lane! I kept replaying over and over what happened. I began to cry as I thought of what could have happened, and then my tears turned to laughter and shouts of joy! Needless to say I remained awake for the rest of my drive.”
“An angel saved me that night. He woke me up, and he even guided my truck through the tunnel. Many times since then God delivered me at the hands of His angels.”