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updated 04/11/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 04/11/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Judging by the continuing boom in celestial publishing, angel mania hasn't let up. And, says best-selling author and angelologist Joan Wester Anderson, more than 60 percent of Americans believe in heavenly guardians. Whether the stories in the following books are to be taken literally or as metaphor, it's a comfort to read that behind each imperfect human being is an unseen cheering squad.