"Though St. John the Evangelist saw many strange monsters in his vision, he saw no creature so wild as one of his own commentators." ~ G.K. Chesterton
The book of Revelation was written to do just that: reveal. But most commentaries nowadays either engage in bizarre speculations about the future, or they keep an embarrassed distance from all the apocalyptic events that the apostle John says will “shortly take place.”
In this commentary, Douglas Wilson provides a passage-by-passage walkthrough of the entire book, showing how John’s most notorious prophecies concern the Fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. Explaining symbols and characters as he goes, Wilson shows from the text that not only is this book not an elaborate code, but that Revelation is not even ultimately concerned with the end of the world as we know it. Revelation is about the triumph of the Church, which always happens when the Man comes around.
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Douglas Wilson has been pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho for forty years and is the author of more than fifty books including Empires of Dirt, A Primer on Worship and Reformation, and Heaven Misplaced. He blogs prolifically at dougwils.com and can also be heard weekly on The Plodcast. Doug and Nancy have three children and lots of grandchildren.
PAGE COUNT: 284 pages
ISBN 10: 1947644920
PUB. DATE: July 30, 2018
This book was written by a steady hand and a sober mind. Reading is conducive to acquiring a steady hand and sober mind. Many Thanks
This book truly changed the way I viewed eschatology. Before I read this book I was pre- mill, now I am Post-mill. Doug has a way of discussing and explaining his view on things with humility and kindness. He is never arrogant and always very clear. Ten out of ten.
This book is a great clarification of what Revelation is all about. Straightforward, unapologetic, and even humble at times. I’m buying a bunch to give to friends in need.
I'm only halfway through this commentary but have already enjoyed it immensely and have learned so much. I appreciate all the other scripture references that the author connects to the Revelation passages to give them context and "let scripture interpret scripture". Also the historical context is fascinating. I expected this book to help me understand the setting and imagery which it has, but the surprise has been how inspired I have been by understanding the meaning and imagery to be a more worshipful person.
We sat down as a family and walk through it and will be doing so at least once a year. Thank you.
We're thankful for clarification on so many facets of a new viewpoint for us.
Both easy and enjoyable to read.
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