Here is a readable, reliable guide to the book of Revelation that thoughtfully engages the questions people most often ask about this difficult book of the Bible. Craig Koester provides sound, informed commentary on each section of the book of Revelation, drawing on the best recent scholarship and contemporizing his discussion with references to events like the siege at Waco, the phenomenal sales of the Left Behind series, and the use of Revelation in hymnody and art. Based on two decades of teaching Revelation to seminary students, pastors, and lay groups, this finely tuned discussion strikes an ideal balance between taking the text's first-century context seriously and making Revelation relevant to twenty-first-century readers. Notable for its clarity and insight, Revelation and the End of All Things makes an excellent resource forchurch, group, and personal Bible study.
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Review 1 for Revelation and the End of All Things
intelligent and accurate biblical study
Date:December 28, 2011
in order to accurately understand, (and appropriate), biblical writings, it is very important to understand that biblical writing for what it is: its literary nature in its own historical context. this eminently sane study on revelation by a genuine new testament scholar, does exactly this. by learning about the kind of literature that revelation is in its own historical context, Koester then goes on to exlpain what its message was to its original "hearers". in so doing, he allows its message to be responsibly understood and appreciated, as it really does speak to not only its original intended audience, but to subsequent hearers/readers as well. this work stands as a beacon of sanity in a sea of otherwise sloppy work on interpreting and understanding revelation.
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Review 2 for Revelation and the End of All Things
Date:March 28, 2008
Ross A Taylor
Excellent starter on Revelation. It is not too long and he writes clearly. It will give you a good overview before getting into the detail.