This was a book club choice, otherwise I don't think I would have picked this one up. (Which is why book clubs are a good idea for helping us to stretch beyond our usual repertoire.) I have mixed feelings about Angels All Around Us. Initially, I felt put off by some of the author's descriptions of things such as Heaven and what angels are like. Clearly his descriptions were opinion, yet he wrote them as fact. In many cases he didn't give specific citations, but there is a lengthy bibliography attached at the end of the book. One particular pet peeve of mine was his excessive (I thought, at least) use of exclamation points throughout the book. I was surprised his editor let him get away with that, and it often diluted the message for me. I'm guessing he was trying to get across his enthusiasm for the subject matter, but it did get on my nerves. (Okay, I'm a grouch.)Yet, the more I got into this book, the more I began to appreciate it, especially the section on suffering. There are many interesting ideas in this book, and DeStefano emphasizes that we must walk by faith and not by sight, which I believe. I also like his idea of "haunt detectors," and have found myself wondering now, when I get those feelings about things, if it's one of my angels directing me toward or from something. (The chill down the spine, or hairs standing up on the back of the neck feelings may also be attributed to survival instincts passed down over the years. Basically, we need to listen to those inner voices, whether angelic or not, the ones trying to tell us that something is a bad idea.) The author provides food for thought, and I will be probably go back to read certain sections from time to time.