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Revelation Unwrapped

Revealing the blessing of John's vision

Revelation Unwrapped

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See how John's vision uses familiar Old Testament imagery to make sense of Christian experience in every age.

Description

The book of Revelation certainly generates more anxiety amongst Christians than any other book in the Bible. A 'happy hunting ground' for cults and sects, it is often the 'slough of despond' for the orthodox believer. Yet its opening words are 'Blessed is he who reads aloud the words of the prophesy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written therein'.

Revelation Unwrapped sets out to show how Revelation may be understood without resorting to fanciful interpretations. Instead of speculations about future world history, we see how John's vision uses familiar Old Testament imagery in a fresh way to make sense of Christian experience in every age.

And as the message of Revelation is unwrapped, so the blessing it promises becomes available to the ordinary reader equipped with nothing more exotic than the Bible itself.

Part of the Good Book Company's Commentary List, this commentary has been selected because it not only deals faithfully and carefully with God's Word but is readable, practical and accessible as well.

Other information

'The understanding of the structure of Revelation is invaluable. This book makes Revelation intelligible to the average Christian.'
- Rev Dr Mark Burkhill

'Jehovah's Witnesses have a lot to say about the book of Revelation - but this book unwraps the mystery and reveals the truth about the truth.'
- Maxine, an ex-Jehovah's Witness

Table of contents

  • Preface
  • A book of blessing
  • Truth and Scholarship
  • Chapter 1: The Background to the Book
  • Date and Authorship
  • Revelation and History
  • Revelation and Scripture
  • The structure of Revelation
  • Chapter 2: Introduction
  • Prologue
  • The Letters to the Seven Churches
  • Chapter 3: Main Section
  • The Seven Seals
  • The Seven Trumpets
  • The Holy War
  • The Seven Plagues
  • The Fall of Babylon
  • The Conquering King
  • The Reigning Saints
  • Chapter 4: The Final Act
  • The New Jerusalem
  • Final Instructions and Exhortations
  • Appendices
  • A - More on the millennium
  • B - Abbreviations of Bible books

Additional Information

Author John Richardson
ISBN 9780952489429
Format Paperback
Dimensions 147mm x 209mm
Pages 84
Publisher The Good Book Company

Customer Reviews

Excellent Overview

 An excellent overview of the book of Revelation which helps to prevent you from getting lost in the detail and thus enabling a better overall understanding of God's message to Christians then and now. The frequent use of timelines helps to ground the reader in the section of world history being viewed. 

| Review by | 06/09/2011

Excellent service & very good book, will order again!

 Excellent service and book was also very good. Definitely will order from them again! 

| Review by | 22/09/2010

Simple and Punchy

 A helpfully short book which makes the key themes and features of Revelation plain. 

| Review by | 06/07/2010

Excellent

 Revelation is the stamping ground of many cults. This book brilliantly and concisely helps you navigate safely through the whole book of Revelation avoiding the many pitfalls. Yet encourages you to dig a bit deeper for yourself later. 

| Review by | 18/01/2010

A Book for Today

 Anyone who is looking for an easy ABC of Revelation providing quick and easy answers will be disappointed with this book. Revelation is not a message easily interpreted... after all it was a vision. What John Richardson does is to bring his knowledge of Scripture and common sense together to arrive at a very persuasive and natural interpretation. It is not a book about the future - it is a book essential for Christians today. I found it most helpful. It is a book to which I hope to return...again and again. 

| Review by | 10/11/2008

An easy-to-read, clear and short commentary

 This is a commentary that I have come back to again and again. I would recommend it to both adults and teenagers. If you think Revelation is just too difficult, don't give up, buy this book. It is short. It is easy-to-read, with helpful charts and a great layout. It is simple. It covers the symbolism of Revelation brilliantly. A must-buy. 

| Review by | 29/09/2008

A brilliant, but brief, guide to get u thinking...

 It essentially is just an outline of Revelation, attempting to demonstrate structure and logic, the use of symbolism. A key point was that Revelation was designed to be a blessing, not a source of confusion, to the average reader at the time. Jesus is gonna win. Bottom line, whatever it looks like at the moment.

And then he sets out the structure a bit further than that, if you like just enough info to get you thinking then this is the book for you... forget big phat commentaries! It gets 5 stars for its brevity. 

| Review by | 02/01/2007

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