2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 23 January 2012
This is a good introduction to the book of Revelation. If you are a New Testament scholar, you will probably have a good debate with it. It is however, a good introduction to help assist with beginning to consider this interesting and difficult book.
0 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 6 November 2011
despite being easy reading style it will take a lot of extra time to get through it all though i suspect not very much of it is immediately relevant to the world today right now: Nov 2011.
scholars of BOR should also watch the Ch4TV (or was it Ch5TV) documentary "The curse of the Omen(1976 film)" in which the internet symbol is interpreted thus "www"="666".
the 144000 Jews(BOR) who are to be ultimately saved by JC could be "The Jews for Jesus" movement who are currently badly persecuted and harrassed in Israel by right-line ultra right extremist. JC has always been viewed, post-1948 (qv return to zion), as the ultimate blasphemy(/er).
Items not explored by this book  are:
1. another theory is that the anti-Christ was born at 6am on 6t June 2006AD - if so he's being well looked after and protected by satanists right now. so allow him about 30 years post gestation period (qv JC) before he emerges for 3 years of mayhem before you know who arrives to finish the job(ie the little jobbie) off permanently.
2. 1st Jan 2000 is the start of the 3rd Millenia. Famine (qv Over-population) is epidemic already. Iran (lying about building its nuclear bomb(s) and missiles) is deliberately provoking Israel and America(UK is sycophant to USA foreign policy since Thatcher's rule) into a WW3 type scenario. The worlds private banks are virtually all out of control in a quest for money worship. The BOR's heads almost certainly refers to the EEC.
3. world's economy now far too over-reliant or dependent on internet and computer technology for commerce, trade, banking etc to go back to pre-1995 days.
but a summary of this book's main points would have been helpful as a final chapter.
so we do live in privileged times.