A fresh look at the book of Revelation is provided by Dr. Shannon's most recent book. It is intended to encourage the general reader to become a student of one of the most important books in the Bible. It includes eight outstanding illustrations by animation artist, Ruth Elliott. The Introduction and Background sections lay the groundwork for a careful, informed reading of the book. In an explanation of the contents of Revelation many of the problems that the reader will encounter are clarified to lead to enjoyable reading and easier understanding.
The process that led to the contents of the book was inductive study; not imposing pre-conceived concepts on Revelation, but taking care at every turn to present the message contained in the book as clearly as possible. As a result, it presents a different perspective on Revelation than that found in the fictional "Left Behind Series". Many of the warnings of Revelation are seen, not in a fatalistic sense, but as presenting the hope of redemption to those who will heed its message. Revelation begins in the first century with the early church, proceeds through history until the return of Christ, and warns of cataclysmic events prior to that return.
It is essentially a book of hope for Christians that their Savior will be with them in whatever trials and difficulties are ahead, and that an absolutely glorious future awaits them in Christ's coming kingdom. It is a book of hope for the unbelieving, in that it warns of the consequences of persisting in unbelief and consistently affirms God's invitation to believe in him and drink of the waters that he generously offers.
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Foster H. Shannon is the author of "The Growth Crisis in the American Church", "God is Light", "The Major Themes of the Bible", "Seven Strong Reasons Why You Should Believe in Jesus Christ", "So You Want To Study The Bible", and "The Scroll With Seven Seals". He is the editor of the sixth edition of "An Introduction To Christian Apologetics" by Edward J. Carnell. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, B.A., (Political Science); Fuller Theological Seminary, M.Div.; and San Francisco Theological Seminary, D.Min. He is the author of more than a score of articles for a variety of publications. He is an ordained Presbyterian minister, and has served as pastor of five churches in over forty years of ministry.Review:
I have learned much...in understanding the book of Revelation. The message of hope in our Almighty God is there. -- Jean Haserot
It has given me a better perspective on the book of Revelation... The supplemental material incorporated...has been most helpful. -- Warren T. Potter, Jr.
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Book Description Green Leaf Pr, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0938462229