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Revelation Unwrapped: Commentary on Revelation Paperback – 1 Jan 1996

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  • Paperback: 82 pages
  • Publisher: St Matthias Press (1 Jan. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0952489422
  • ISBN-13: 978-0952489429
  • Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 0.6 x 20.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 383,385 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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When general bookshops and libraries are stuffed full of the weird, here is a chance to discover the truly wonderful. John Richardson has read widely in more detailed and scholarly works, but his book is not simply a digest of what others have said; even that would have been helpful. He is not afraid to strike out on his own where necessary, and he is certainly on his own when it comes to practical usefulness for a parish studygroup or Bible series. Here ... is a timely commentary of great clarity, fairness and friendliness, with toms surprises in store. (New Directions, February 1998)

Terrific! Its conciseness, clarity and biblical-theological quality make it an ideal guide for preachers, and very edifying. -- Barry Webb, Old Testament lecturer , Moore Theological College, Sydney

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On the front cover of Revelation Unwrapped is "The Preacher - Kibeho Massacre Series", used by generous permission of the Australian artist, George Gittoes. This was based on an incident at a refugee camp in Rwanda in 1995 where George saw a lone man in a bright yellow jacket standing with a Bible "giving courage and hope to those about to be killed". I wanted it on the cover as it summed up what Revelation is about - a message to encourage Christians under pressure in every generation. Revelation Unwrapped arose out of a series of Bible studies I conducted, after which I was sure that Revelation is a relatively straightforward book, once you see how it relates to the rest of the Bible. I hope people who read it will come to share this confidence.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By WNDT on 19 April 2010
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For such a short commentary this is an excellent explanation of the book of Revelation. It treats the text as the inspired Word of God and does not ignore the plain sense meaning of the text but seeks to understand the highly symbolic nature of the book. It draws together the different themes of the book so that the reader is left feeling much more confident in understanding an individual part because it fits into a connected whole, rather trying to fit each separate event into a speculative future sequence of events. In this way the book of Revelation becomes much more directly applicable to Christians in every age rather than a text only relevant to a distant generation at the end times. I would heartily recommend this commentary to any reader who seriously wants to understand Revelation as God's Word that helps them to live as Christ's followers today.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Keith Plant. on 10 Sept. 2013
This little commentary on Revelation is an absolute gem. Let's get one thing clear, this is not an in-depth commentary. But what it aims to do it does very well in that it deals with each section of the book clearly and sensibly without going off into wild theories. One of the great strengths of the writing is that it takes into account the Jewish symbolism within the book and makes it very clear that people the book was written to understood it at the time. They were not scratching their heads and thinking and "well, I can't make sense of it, but I guess in 2000 years Christians will understand it a bit better." This sane and sensible approach shows that Revelation is a book of encouragement. After all the book practically starts with the words: "Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near." Read it with an open Bible and be encouraged!
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