Monday, May 09, 2011
Book Review - The Invisible World by Anthony Destefano
I had no idea what to expect from this new book by best selling author of A Travel Guide to Heaven. The following did catch my interest very quickly: "Understanding Angels, Demons and the Spiritual Realities That Surround Us."
This book was great! I love Mr. DeStefano's writing style and I appreciate his insight into the faith. He has a wonderful way of explaining even complex subject matters, e.g. the spirituality of the angels, how they travel, their thinking process, the way they communicate, etc.. I do not think there is anything too complicated for him to explain with much clarity for the reader. It is very refreshing to read an author that writes like this...theology for common folks.
The book covered all things invisible to our naked human eyes, but very visible to our souls. The reader will read about God, the devil, angels, demons, good vs. evil, the fight for our souls, the meaning of suffering ... He inserts personal experiences in order to make a point. For example, one powerful story was when he explained why the devil continues to wallow in his misery and obstinacy in hell. At this point he shared a story from his youth when he did something wrong and because of pride, refused to apologize. If your family was anything like mine, you will easily relate to his anecdotes.
The book was not easy to put down. It was an attention-grabber from the very first chapter until the end. Mr. DeStefano also touched on God's divine mercy and also on the spiritual childhood which was St. Therese' doctrine. There is just so much he covered! Amazing!
He also revealed the "secret" for seeing the invisible world. His method is a very common sense approach but I am certain it will work for all who try it.
I think this book should not only be read by everyone but it will be invaluable to those who have fallen away from the Church. I think the reader will find some answers he or she to some interesting questions.
You can buy this book or any other of Anthony DeStefano's books here.