This thematically oriented commentary focuses on clarifying the basic points and meaning of the book of Revelation. An indispensable tool for lay people, this commentary is the perfect edition to augment the lessons one bring homes from church. With helpful study questions, and relevant but not technical information, this commentary will also be of great help to Bible study beginners.
Dr. Paul Gardner was previously a lecturer in New Testament at Oak Hill Theological College in London and a Rural Dean in the Church of England. In 2005, after serving as Archdeacon of Exeter for three years, Dr. Gardner moved to the United States and now serves as the Senior Minister at Christ Church Presbyterian, Atlanta, Georgia.
The Book of Revelation is demanding reading for most Christians and the instinct is to reach for help. It is good, then, to know that there are easy-to-read, reliable commentaries available like this latest offering,subtitled The Compassion and Protection of Christ... For those seeking help with Revelation, this book can be strongly recommended.
"It is my sincere hope that every evangelical will read this commentary on Revelation. Paul Gardner has given us an in-depth, but clear, approach. He avoids the host of radical interpretations that are available today. His insights into the meaning of this book will touch every dimension of the Christian life."
This perceptive book provides a thorough and totally accessible guide through what has so often seemed a maze of conflicting ideas and interpretations. Here is a detailed explanation, verse by verse, of what the text actually means, exploring its Old Testament roots, unpacking its potent symbolism, but above all applying its message, personally and pastorally to life today.'
This is a brilliant commentary that deserves a wide readership. It is lucid, sane, helpful and well applied Revelation is a book of enormous encouragement to Christians and it needs deliverance from the way it has been misused by many. Paul's are a safe pair of hands to guide you through. I warmly and highly recommend this commentary.'
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