A poll conducted by the Baylor University Institute for Studies of Religion found that 55 percent of those polled say they have been helped by a guardian angel.

Christopher Bade, Director of the survey says, “If you ask whether people believe in guardian angels, a lot of people will say, ‘sure.’ But this is different. It’s experiential. It means that lots of Americans are having these vived supernatural experiences.” (“Guardian Angels Are Here, Say Most Americans” by David Van Biema, Time, Thursday, September 18, 2008)

After reading about the whopping number of everyday people who say they’ve had an extraordinary spiritual experience with an angel, we wondered if that percentage would be increased substantially by defining angels as “messengers.” Would more people report encountering an angel if the messenger were covered in fur or feathers?

Angels protect, heal, appear in dreams and visions, offer guidance and help, love and give without expecting a return. Those are some of the reasons we started thinking of animals as having an angelic nature.

Over the course of our many years writing the Angel Animals series of books, we have received stories from people blessed by animals who did the deeds that normally would be attributed to angels.

What do you think? Are animals angels in disguise?

Any thoughts? Any stories? You can post your answers at our Angel Animals Facebook page: and “Like” Angel Animals while you’re there.
Allen and Linda Anderson

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