Revelation Unwrapped

Revealing the blessing of John's vision

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

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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.

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  • 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

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Author John Richardson
ISBN 9780952489429
Format Paperback
Dimensions 147mm x 209mm x 6mm
Language English
Pages 88
Publisher The Good Book Company
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“Clear, succinct and I believe true interpretation of Revelation.”

I have numerous books on Revelation, yet always return to Richardson's "unwrapped". He backs up what he says with other scriptures. For example, chapter 20 is one of the most confusing chapters in the whole Bible and no writer clarifies the symbolism and text as clearly, and I believe accurately as Richardson does.

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