Religion: Secret Agents

When Billy Graham preached a TV sermon about angels this year, 200,000 requests for reprints flooded in. Despite The Exorcist and the public's fascination with evil spirits, it was obvious that a surprising number of Americans wanted to know about the good spirits as well. When Graham discovered that there were few books in print on angels, he decided to rush into the breach.

The resulting Angels: God's Secret Agents (Doubleday; $4.95) is Graham's thirteenth book. It will not make theological history, but as a sales phenomenon it is one for the books. Out just two months, it seems destined to become...

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