Ascend into the luminous and transcendent world of angels, where tales of guardianship, divine interventions, and celestial battles illuminate the pages of history and imagination alike. If the mystique and majesty of these heavenly beings have ever sparked your curiosity, or if you’ve ever felt the comforting presence of unseen guides in your life, this curated collection of books about angels is especially for you.
From ancient texts to modern fiction, stories of angels have captivated the hearts and minds of seekers, believers, and dreamers around the globe, offering guidance, hope, and a glimpse into the divine. So, spread your wings and prepare for a journey through the heavens and beyond with books that explore the profound beauty, wisdom, and mystery of angels. Whether you’re looking for spiritual insight, thrilling narratives, or simply a touch of the divine, let’s discover the angelic realms together.
7 Books About Angels
Angels are associated with spirituality and the divine realm in various religious traditions, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, etc. They are commonly depicted as messengers of God who offer protection, guidance, and assistance to humans in times of need.
Books about angels provide us with insights into the nature of angels, their roles in religious cosmologies, and their significance in spiritual belief systems. We also explore the symbolic significance of angels as guardians and intermediaries between heaven and earth, inspiring readers with tales of divine intervention and providence. Here are seven books covering all the stories, myths, and legends. Let’s read!
|Encyclopedia of Angels by Richard Webster
|The author identifies the process of angels, references, and their roles.
|A Dictionary of Angels: Including the Fallen Angels by Gustav Davidson
|The book covers exorcisms, prayers, spells for manufacturing, use of magic, carpets, etc.
|The Book of Angels by Todd Jordan
|A colorful gothic book that represents Phoenix, Dragons, music, arts, dance, and angel alphabets.
|An Angel Treasury by Jacky Newcomb
|An angelic book with the hierarchy of the angels: fallen angels and archangels.
|Shadow Angel by Leia Stone
|A human-angel romance story where the heroine accidentally meets an angel.
|Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
|A historical suspense book that scientifically solves many murder mysteries.
|Angel Numbers by Kyle Gray
|A numerology book explains the angel’s message through repeated numbers.
1. Encyclopedia of Angels
Encyclopedia of Angels is the best book about angels that discusses spirituality in various ways. Author Richard Webster is quite famous in the magical community. I have three of his books, and I find him dry as a writer, but his information is informative and accurate. He does his research, and he spends a lot of time as a researcher as well. So, when he goes out of his way to do his books, he spends a lot of time planning, mapping, and ensuring the content is correct.
This book provides a lot of information and discovers the roles of angels in various spiritual texts and religions throughout history. Also, it gives you four invocations to work with at the back of the book, but no content on how to do them, no ritual format, and no safe method to invoke these forces. So, that showed me a little laziness on the writer’s part.
Richard gives you content to look at on other pages that connect to various other angels so you can gain a bigger story and picture from each angel. So, it’s good to keep it as a reference, but I don’t use this one to identify an angel. If you had an angel approach you or a force you believed to be an angel and didn’t know their name, you would have to go through this book to figure out your choice.
Author: Richard Webster
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (Illustrated Edition)
Tropes: Spirit Guides, Parapsychology
Number Of Pages: 264
Item Weight: 12 ounces
Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches
Available: Paperback | Kindle
2. A Dictionary of Angels: Including the Fallen Angels
A Dictionary of Angels is a book that covers rituals, spells, invocations, incantations, and ways to work with your angels. Moreover, it gives you many pencils at the back of the book that you can work with to figure out which angle you want. How will you work with that angel and what they rule over?
The author talks about exorcisms, prayers, the serpent of conjunction, spells for manufacturing, use of magic, carpets, invocation for love, angels to work with for love, conjugation of the sword, mystical seals, death invocation, and conjugation of good spirits. So, this book has a lot of information and some nice artwork.
The artwork is not in color but tells you where it comes from and what it depicts. Then, you also sometimes get some symbols throughout the book that relate to the angels. The author also gives you symbols for the angels and the different stars, planets, and energies. He talks to you about positive and negative angels, as well as the archangels, the regular angels, the serifs, and the virtues. So, the book is jam-packed and full of information. I enjoyed the pencils at the back and all the information.
Author: Gustav Davidson
Publisher: Free Press
Tropes: Angelology, Demonology, Inspiration
Number Of Pages: 386
Item Weight: 1.53 pounds
Dimensions: 7.38 x 1.1 x 9.25 inches
Available: Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle
3. The Book of Angels
The Book of Angels is holographic and follows the beginning archangels and angelic law. You get gothic, bright, colorful artwork and designs throughout the book. All the content and information has come from the Bible or references worldwide to the angels. These are all the main archangels talking to you about how Phoenix and Dragons connect to angels and how they are higher beings.
The author talks to you about the series and all the different ruling areas of life that rule in music, arts, dance, and angel alphabets. So, despite it being more aimed at kids, I loved it because the content is good. The stories that myths and legends tell you about the different angels and go through stories about them. Also, you can learn more about Lucifer in detail.
If you want children to get interested in angels or are already interested in angels, this book would be great. There were many laws and content that gave you biblical tales. The artwork alone is stunning, and the stories are quite accurate. Even if you’re not religious and don’t believe in angels, it is still a beautiful book in your collection.
Author: Todd Jordan
Publisher: Union Square & Co. (First Edition)
Tropes: Occult, Paranormal, Angelology
Number Of Pages: 137
Available: Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle
4. An Angel Treasury: A Celestial Collection of Inspirations, Encounters, and Heavenly Lore
An Angel Treasury was written in 2004, which is quite an odd book now. Chapter One frequently asked questions about angels. Chapter two covers angels of assistance, angels that help with life problems. Then there is an eight A-Z guide on the angels by their names. Author Jacky Newcomb is known as the Angel Lady. She goes more in-depth about the translation and gives you the original names in foreign languages.
The book represents the hierarchy of the angels and the cherubs and what the cherubs are. Also, you get to know the traditional roles of the archangels, how many archangels are there, and their names. Then it describes the seven fallen angels, the fallen angels, and how many fallen angels were there.
The author discusses Jewish traditions, the New Testament, the Kabbalah, Christianity, and Catholic beliefs. So there’s a lot of information in this book, and she gives you ways to work with the angels ritualistically in spells to invite them into your dreams and figure out which angels relate to you most. Avoid the hardcover because of poor quality, but the paperback is excellent for color, font, binding, and cover.
Author: Jacky Newcomb
Tropes: Astrology, Age Channeling
Number Of Pages: 236
Available: Paperback | Kindle
5. Shadow Angel
Shadow Angel is about an angel falling in love with a human. There are three parts to this book. The first brings us to a turning point in the main character, Tatum’s life. Tatum lives with her grandmother, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, and she’s afraid to leave her alone. So she is this teenager working in a diner and homeschooling to be home as often as possible with her grandmother. One day, she goes out to work and gets attacked on the way home on the subway.
Tatum discovers that angels and demons exist. This is a world where specific families grow up, and they can attend one of two academies. They go to the light academy and learn to battle the demons when they appear in our world. They would become bodyguards for the demons if she attended the Shadow Academy. Not so much that they are helping the demons, as they don’t stop them when they come here. So Tatum has to choose before she turns 18.
Then she finds out that her grandmother has been cursed, and if she doesn’t attend the Shadow Academy, her grandmother will die. So she’s got this impossible choice, and she meets many other teenagers involved in this world. One very young man, the dean’s son at the Academy, has lots of sexy tension between these two. So you have a brave heroine who finds herself in a situation where she has no idea what’s going on but is willing to do what it takes.
Author: Leia Stone
Tropes: Paranormal romance, Arc, YA
Number Of Pages: 368
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle
6. Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon)
Angels And Demons is the first of Dan Brown’s thrillers with Robert Langdon. In this case, we’re in Italy and going through St Peter’s Square, and the pope’s involved in the Catholic Church. Regarding writing style, it’s a page-turner, and you want to finish in one sitting. The chapters are, on average, 3 to 4 pages each, except for a few chapters, but it keeps you moving.
I’m intrigued by the symbology of the Illuminati and the capture. It goes from the rivalry between scientific scientists and the scientific world to the Catholic Church. So you’ve got the faith-based religion and the power of the Catholic Church versus science and the scientists working out of secret labs. Then you’ve got some other things that put Robert Langdon on the trail, and it becomes your thriller story. The first quarter is backstage, and then you get into the thrilling part where it’s one scene after the next.
So, not much of it all takes place in one single night. The story was great. That keeps you on your toes. The only negative side is the storyline because the ending was slightly predictable. I felt a little rush toward the end. Dan Brown had done a nice job with this series, and it went undiscovered for a while until The Da Vinci Code blew up.
Author: Dan Brown
Narrator: Richard Poe
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Tropes: Suspense, Historical Thrillers, Crime, Adventure
Number Of Pages: 736
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle | Mass Market Paperback
7. Angel Numbers: The Message and Meaning Behind 11:11 and Other Number Sequences
Angel Numbers is about angels and numerology, explaining the angel’s message through matching or repeated numbers. If you look at the digital clock, it’s a little bit more unique. Your thoughts and intentions are magnified at this time. Focus on what you love, not what you fear. If you look at Doreen Virtue’s version, the number brings an urgent message that your thoughts are manifesting instantly. So keep your mindset focused on your desires and give any fearful thoughts to Heaven for transmutation.
When you get 1111, that does mean something, but it’s not covered in this book. The author goes up from 1 to 99, and there’s no reference the 11:11 or 12:12 when you get 5:55. Once you start seeing number sequences, it is hard not to see them. Whether you believe in angels or not, seeing if the message in the numbers resonates with you is fun.
Author: Kyle Gray
Publisher: Hay House UK
Tropes: Divination, Self Help, Reference
Number Of Pages: 320
Available: Paperback | Kindle
Angel Oracle Cards/Tarot
How to do an Oracle card reading? Collect some awesome cards I provided below before identifying your angel message.
I will explain it in five easy steps so that it’s accurate and you can have confidence in your reading.
1. You want to pick the right deck for you, and if you only have one deck, that’s awesome. If you have multiple decks, survey them and choose which one jumps out at you. When people say jump out at you, it’s usually which one draws your attention first. Don’t second guess it. Only use that one. If you’ve never had any Oracle cards before, what you want to do is go online and do a similar thing.
Then, notice which one jumps out at you. Don’t overthink it. You can read the back if you want. But whatever one jumps out at you, which one draws your attention? Go with that one.
2. You want to decide how you will draw the cards. Every card deck, for me, likes to be drawn differently. Some shuffled aggressively, and some of them spread out. Then, choose from there. So you’re going to want to decide how to choose the card.
3. You want to decide on what spread you will do. I would suggest if you’re starting, do something simple. Either card for that day, and you can tell your angels what you want me to know today. What would be beneficial for me to know that would help me today? It can be as simple as that or an intention for a specific question, and you draw one card for the answer.
The other spread that I would highly recommend is a three-card spread. It’s used a lot in Oracle card readings. Tarot multiple different card decks can be used in a three-card spread. A three-card spread is very simple, and you can also designate different spots for different things. For instance, a three-card spread could be used for past, present, and future. So you could do that maybe on Sunday night or Monday.
Another way to do a three-card spread is to designate each card for something. Card number one could be a financial or career. Card number two could be love life, and card number three could be health and well-being.
4. After drawing the cards, flip them over and pause for a second. Look at the cards and see if anything comes up for you. What’s the first thing you notice? What’s the first thing you feel? Do you hear anything? Any impressions you’re getting from the cards?
Before you look into what each card means from the guidebook, notice that first. See if anything comes up because you don’t want to miss out on that beautiful opportunity to get your intuition going and connect with the unique message card has for you for that day.
5. After reviewing the card, look at the pictures, grab the guidebook, and read what it says about that card. Whatever messages come through, you want to hone in on those couple sentences or words that stick out to you. Those are the messages that are most important for you that day.
The best thing you can do is have confidence in your first impressions. As you develop your skills, your intuition will heighten and improve.
5 Books About Angels and Demons
- “Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch” by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
This comedic novel tells the story of an angel, Aziraphale, and a demon, Crowley, who has grown fond of Earth and teamed up to prevent the apocalypse. Combining Pratchett’s wit with Gaiman’s love of the macabre, “Good Omens” explores themes of fate, free will, and the nature of good and evil in a humorous and thought-provoking manner.
- “The Mortal Instruments” Series by Cassandra Clare
Starting with “City of Bones,” this young adult fantasy series introduces readers to a world where Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, work alongside angels and other supernatural beings. The series shows complex angelic lore and demonology, with a rich cast of characters and a compelling narrative that explores love, identity, and sacrifice.
- “Angelfall” by Susan Ee – Penryn & the End of Days Series
“Angelfall” is set in a post-apocalyptic world where angels have descended to Earth, bringing destruction and chaos. The story follows Penryn, a young girl trying to survive and save her sister, whom the angels take. Along the way, she forms an uneasy alliance with Raffe, a fallen angel. The series blends dark fantasy with action and romance, examining the blurred lines between angels and demons.
- “Hush, Hush” by Becca Fitzpatrick
This novel is the first in a series that centers on Nora Grey, a teenager who finds herself drawn to Patch, a mysterious new classmate with a dark secret—he is a fallen angel. As Nora gets involved in a centuries-old battle between immortal beings, the book explores themes of forbidden love, destiny, and the struggle between darkness and light.
- “The Demonologist” by Andrew Pyper
In “The Demonologist,” a scholar of demonic folklore is drawn into a terrifying journey when a trip to Venice turns into a personal quest to save his daughter from the clutches of a demonic entity. This thriller shows the myths and literature of demons and angels, crafting a chilling narrative that questions the nature of evil and the power of faith.
5 Books On Angels and Archangels
- “Angels and Archangels: A Magician’s Guide” by Damien Echols
In this guide, Damien Echols delves into the magickal practices involving angels and archangels, drawing from his experience and various spiritual traditions. The book offers a practical approach to connecting with these celestial beings, providing readers with rituals, meditations, and insights to enhance their spiritual journey. Echols combines personal narrative with historical and theological research, making this a compelling read for those interested in esoteric practices.
- “The Encyclopedia of Angels” by Rosemary Ellen Guiley
Rosemary Ellen Guiley’s comprehensive encyclopedia offers an A-to-Z guide to angels, including descriptions of prominent angels and archangels in major religious texts and folklore. This book covers the roles, attributes, and legends associated with angels, providing a thorough overview of angelic lore across different cultures and traditions. It’s an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the study of angelology.
- “Angels: Who They Are, What They Do, and Why It Matters” by Jack Graham
Pastor Jack Graham explores the Christian perspective on angels, examining their purpose, presence in the Bible, and impact on the lives of believers today. The book aims to debunk common myths and provide a biblical understanding of angels and their role in God’s plan. Graham’s work is informative and inspirational, making it accessible to a broad audience.
- “Archangels & Ascended Masters: A Guide to Working and Healing with Divinities and Deities” by Doreen Virtue
Doreen Virtue introduces readers to various archangels and ascended masters from different spiritual traditions, offering guidance on connecting with and receiving assistance from these powerful beings. The book includes descriptions of each entity’s history, specialties, and methods for invocation. Virtue’s work particularly appeals to those interested in New Age spirituality and seeking to incorporate the divine into their daily lives.
- “Working with Archangels: Your path to transformation and power” by Theolyn Cortens
Theolyn Cortens provides a detailed exploration of the archangels and their roles in personal and spiritual development. This book offers practical exercises, meditations, and rituals to help readers align with the energies of the archangels, facilitating personal transformation and empowerment. Cortens blends mystical practices with insightful teachings, making this an excellent guide for those looking to deepen their connection with the archangels.
5 Romance Books About Angels
- “Hush, Hush” by Becca Fitzpatrick
This young adult novel introduces Nora Grey, a high school student whose life takes a thrilling turn when she meets Patch, a mysterious new classmate with a dark secret—he’s a fallen angel. As Nora is drawn into a dangerous world of fallen angels and ancient battles, she must decide whether falling for Patch is worth risking her life. “Hush, Hush” is a gripping tale of forbidden love, with plenty of suspense and supernatural intrigue.
- “Angelfall” by Susan Ee – Penryn & the End of Days Series
In a post-apocalyptic world where angels have brought Earth to the brink of destruction, “Angelfall” follows the story of Penryn Young, a seventeen-year-old girl trying to protect her family. When angels kidnap her sister, Penryn forms an unlikely alliance with Raffe, a wounded angel with motives of his own. Together, they go on a journey filled with danger, revelations, and an unexpected bond that challenges their beliefs and desires.
- “Fallen” by Lauren Kate
Lauren Kate’s “Fallen” is a story of forbidden love set in the gloomy atmosphere of Sword & Cross boarding school, where Luce Price finds herself inexplicably drawn to the enigmatic Daniel Grigori. As Luce uncovers the truth about Daniel’s past and her connection to him, she discovers they’ve been caught in a cycle of love and loss that transcends life. The novel explores destiny, redemption, and the eternal struggle between light and darkness.
- “Archangel’s Kiss” by Nalini Singh – Guild Hunter Series
In the world of the Guild Hunter series, angels wield immense power, and vampire hunters are forced to navigate the dangerous politics of this supernatural society. Elena Deveraux, a vampire hunter who has become an angel, must adapt to her new life and powers under the tutelage of the archangel Raphael. Their relationship, marked by passion and power struggles, is at the heart of a series combining fantasy, romance, and action elements.
- “Unearthly” by Cynthia Hand
“Unearthly” follows Clara Gardner, a part-angel teenager who discovers her purpose, or “angelic calling,” leading her to a new town and school. There, she meets Christian, a boy with a mysterious connection to her calling, and Tucker, a human who captures her heart. Clara’s journey is self-discovery, love, and the choices that define us, set against the backdrop of angel lore and celestial destinies.
Through the stories and teachings of angels found in these books, we’ve ventured into realms of divine protection, unconditional love, and the eternal struggle between light and darkness. These narratives offer more than just escapism; they invite us into a deeper understanding of the spiritual dimensions that surround us and encourage us to consider the presence of the divine in our everyday lives.
Whether these books have rekindled your fascination with angelic beings, offered comfort, or opened new avenues of spiritual thought, we hope your journey has been as enlightening as it has been enchanting. Until we meet again in the pages of another story, may you always feel guided, loved, and protected by the angels among us and within us.
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