Unholy Allegiances Paperback – 31 Dec 2013
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"No you won't find timelines, nor questions about "Is this about the USA?" or "Is that about the modern State of Israel?" Instead, you will find a serious, readable, and church-group accessible study of Revelation. (And I hope churches will take this book seriously enough to get groups to study it.)" -- Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical "http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jesuscreed/2014/02/19/three-myths-about-the-book-of-revelation/"
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A job well done
27 March 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
10 people found this helpful.
Designed for a general audience and based upon his previous scholarly work (Seeing Things John's Way: The Rhetoric of the Book of Revelation), deSilva has produced a most helpful contribution to a widespread understanding of Scripture's most enigmatic book. He properly contends that Revelation is not about us, that it is not a detailed prediction of our own future, and that it is not written in a mysterious code which requires a special key to unlock. This is not to say that Revelation does not speak to us, or that there is no future element in its message, or that modern readers need no assistance in rightly interpreting ancient apocalyptic literature. As with any other passage of Scripture---even more so than most---we must understand something of history and culture if we are to comprehend what is being communicated. deSilva does a commendable job of bringing these details to life, showing how the book would have been understood and applied by its original audience, and suggesting how its message continues to prompt us to rightly worship and serve the God who reigns supreme over the cosmos. I heartily recommend it.
So clear that even teens can understand it
26 February 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
3 people found this helpful.
No brain candy private interpretations here! A solid and responsible look at the historical context of the most misrepresented and abused book in all of Scripture. Like all of deSilva's writings, this is understandable, accessible, and responsible.
Donna L. Cronce
18 December 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Daughter needed this book for college. She said it was actually very interesting to read.
Outstanding and Much Needed
10 May 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
8 people found this helpful.
I always wondered why Revelation was such a difficult book to understand - until I read "Unholy Allegiances:Heeding Revelation's Warning." DeSilva brings Revelation down from the world of science fiction into our very real world of theology, where God relentlessly calls us to repent and not become part of the world systems that exploit and give glory to humankind. This book, if heeded, will change how we read the New Testament and will bring much needed clarity to the continuing work of God from creation, to redemption, to new creation."Unholy Allegiances" It is an outstanding work, and a much needed one in our time of rampant greed and imperialism. It is destined to become a theological best seller and deservedly so.
5 May 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
One person found this helpful.
Refreshing approach to understanding Revelation. Well written although lengthy "run on" sentence structure at times. Excellent questions for personal reflection. I do recommend this book.