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Heavenly Angels

In the Bible, heavenly angels often
bring good news—it was an angel
that told Mary she would give birth
to Jesus and angels that 
heralded 
his birth. It was an angel at the tomb
who told of Christ's resurrection.

Heavenly angels—archangels,
guardian angels, cherubim and
seraphim—take many forms. They 

can appear in dreams, be a voice you
suddenly hear 
speaking your name,
arrive as a patch of sun breaking 

through the clouds, bringing comfort when
you need it most.

 

Recent Heavenly Angels Stories

There’s hardly an angel left on my empty bookshelves. How would I concentrate without my pretty distractions?

by Colleen Hughes

A young woman's hands are seen writing in a diary.

A disconsolate young woman receives a rapid response to a plea she sends to her heavenly father.

by Lauren Jackson
, Hazard, Kentucky

An artist's rendering of an angel with blue butterfly wings

In this excerpt from Best Angel Stories 2014, a mother receives an amazing sign of reassurance that her son is at peace in heaven.

by Barbara Wills
, Glencoe, Alabama

An artist's rendering of a wind-tossed patio umbrella

A gust of wind points a homeowner toward the new patio umbrella she thought was gone for good.

by Christina Friberg
, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

I’ve talked to so many people about their everyday angel encounters that I don’t think as much about angels in history.

by Colleen Hughes

I thought only heavenly angels could be so joyful. This family of five sounded like a big party.

by Colleen Hughes

Sophy Burnham

An angelic visitor offers hope and inner peace.

by Sophy Burnham
, Washington, DC

a group of deer in a front yard

I often admired the deer by my house. I never imagined they'd save my life.

by Patrice Vacca
, Moscow, Pennsylvania

Louis Armstrong

An unexpected rendition of her father's favorite song reassures a grieving daughter.

by Cyndy Fye
, Raleigh, North Carolina

angel in the sky made out of clouds

In this excerpt from The Best Angels Stories 2013, heavenly angels save a van filled with children.

by Joan Wester Anderson


Bestselling author, Don Piper

Bestselling author Don Piper describes the angelic encounter that helped him survive a devastating car accident.

by Don Piper
, Pasadena, Texas

A surprise lily in bloom

The flower bulbs that seemed to have been duds required only an angelic touch to blossom.

by Barbara Gibson Miller
, The Colony, Texas

An angel next to Jesus, the risen Christ

Celebrate the role that an angel played in the Easter story–sharing the news of Jesus's resurrection.


We’re already thinking about Christmas. Have a story you’d like to tell the world? It’s definitely not too early.

by Colleen Hughes

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