The Book of Revelation for Dummies   -     By: Richard Wagner
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The Book of Revelation for Dummies

John Wiley & Sons / 2006 / Paperback

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For those that want a virtually unbiased, extremely accessible, written to the general audience, and thorough rendition of the Book of Revelation, this The Book of Revelation for Dummies is it. The authors point out that there are so many different ways of understanding Revelation that one can become overwhelmed. Their aim is to offer an easy to understand, approachable discussion, without overpowering their readers with technical theological wording.

Dr. Larry R. Helyer is Professor of Biblical Studies at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. He received his doctorate in New Testament from Fuller Theological Seminary. His background includes pastoring, teaching a wide variety of biblical courses, and writing books and numerous articles.

Richard Wagner is author of The Expeditionary Man, They Myth of Happiness, The Gospel Unplugged, C.S. Lewis & Narnia for Dummies, Christianity for Dummies, and Christian Pray for Dummies. He is a graduate of Taylor University.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: John Wiley & Sons
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9.25 X 7.38 (inches)
ISBN: 0470045213
ISBN-13: 9780470045213
UPC: 9780470045213
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Are you baffled by the Book of Revelation? Understand the purpose, key themes, and symbolism of the most fascinating book in the Bible with The Book of Revelation For Dummies, an easy-to-understand guide that will help you grasp the enduring messages of Revelation and apply them to your life. You will understand what Revelation says about the past, present, and future, and how it relates to the rest of the Bible.

You will learn how this mysterious book of the Bible fits into a historical context. You’ll discover all kinds of interesting facts about the apostle John and learn about the details of his world. You will be able to choose a perspective for interpreting this book of the Bible and decipher the many haunting symbols. There is no need to read this reference guide from cover to cover; simply browse the table of contents or flip through the pages to find the answers and assistance that you need. Discover how to:

  • Interpret the prophecy of the Revelation
  • Place it in historical context
  • Understand how it relates to other books in the Bible
  • Unravel the details of the apostle John’s life and world
  • Choose a perspective for understanding
  • See the grander scheme of things

Complete with lists of the ten most commonly asked questions about end times and the ten rules of thumb for interpreting scripture, The Book of Revelation For Dummies will help you understand and decode one of the most perplexing books in the Bible!

Author Bio

Dr. Larry R. Helyer: Larry is Professor of Biblical Studies at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. He received his doctorate in New Testament from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. He pastored Baptist churches in Portland, Oregon, and Sun Valley, California, before moving to the Midwest and teaching biblical studies at Taylor University for 28 years. He has taught a wide range of Bible courses covering both the Old and New Testaments and Jewish literature of the Second Temple. Larry has traveled extensively in the land of the Bible and lived in Israel for a year during his student days at Jerusalem University College.
Larry is author of two books, Yesterday, Today, and Forever: The Continuing Relevance of the Old Testament and Exploring Jewish Literature of the Second Temple Period: A Guide for New Testament Students. Larry has authored numerous journal and dictionary articles on biblical and theological subjects and has just finished a book on New Testament theology. He was the initial translator of 2 Samuel for the Holman Christian Standard Bible.

Richard Wagner: Rich is author of The Expeditionary Man, The Myth of Happiness, The Gospel Unplugged, and several For Dummies books, including C. S. Lewis & Narnia For Dummies, Christianity For Dummies, and Christian Prayer For Dummies. He has been a guest on Christian radio programs across the country discussing Christian discipleship issues as well as C.S. Lewis.
Richard has served in church leadership and teaching roles for more than a dozen years. Rich graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Taylor University and pursued graduate studies at The American University in Washington, DC. Rich lives in New England with his wife and three sons. You can find him online at richwagnerwords.com.

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    THE NAME OF THE VARIOUS BOOKS OUT ON THE MARKET FOR "DUMMIES" CAN TEND TO MAKE ONE FEEL LESS EDUCATED. THIS BOOK IS PACKED WITH FACTS/INFORMATION AND MAKES REVELATION MUCH EASIER TO UNDERSTAND. MOST OF YOU WILL BE IMPRESSED WITH THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS BOOK. I WAS VERY SURPRISED AND THRILLED, AND MANY OF YOU WILL BE AS WELL! I AM VERY GLAD THAT I PURCHASED THIS GREAT RESOURCE.
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    I'm a youth pastor and was looking for something to help me teach Revelations to my teens. This book has been invaluable, and just puts everything in its simplest form. Great read for someone new to Revelations or someone looking for a simple way to explain it. Highly recomend.
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