Revelation can be very difficult to understand in places, not least because most of the book concerns events still in the future.
Some people cannot get enough of this book, while others avoid it. David Pawson argues that we should have a more balanced view of this book.
For passages that we do not understand, concentrate on what you do know and use that to get some understanding of what you don't know.
As Pawson's book is based on talks he has given on Revelation over the years and has been converted from audio to written form using a ghost writer, if you have read this before you may notice that this differs from Pawson's usual written style.
I found the mention about John on the island of Patmos, very useful in trying to get some understanding of what it must have been like for John to get this extraordinary relevation from God.
The Bible would be incomplete without Revelation and as it concerns the end times, it has very clear relevance for us today. Learning what will happen in the future is important.
We learn about the anti-Christ and the Devil's final pathetic attempt to defeat God. We see the Devil's helplessness against one angel and eventually his fate to go to hell.
Pawson talks about all these as he goes through the last book of the Bible. Milton has two famous poems called "Paradise Lost" and "Paradise Regained". While Genesis begins the Bible, Revelation finishes it off and there are remarkable similarity between the first three chapters of the Bible and the last three of Revelation.
David presents his views on controversial topics such as millenialism, the Rapture, the Great Tribulation (or Big Trouble as Pawson calls it).
Not to mention his excellent analysis of the Letters to the Churches early on in the book.
David Pawson's book is written for ordinary people. You don't have to be a scholar to follow this. If you have been struggling to understand Revelation and would like to learn more I thoroughly recommend this book.
It would be a good idea to get a copy of another of Pawson's books, Unlocking the Bible Unlocking the Bible
if you haven't already and take a look at that first, but it isn't necessary.