Motivated by repeated comments from parishioners, class members and even fellow clergy about difficulties in understanding the book of Revelation, the author set out to demonstrate that the book is a genuine revelation, meant to be understood by Gods people. The book title defines that goal; it really is a Magnificent Drama. The contents of Revelation are covered thoroughly but the book is no mere word-for-word commentary. Readers will think and feel with the Apostle John as he receives and records our Lords messages about the future and into eternity. Extremes of the drama include a descent to the darkest depths of human history and will soar to unprecedented glory at the end. Its a breath-taking drama and as the word of God, it is all true, exciting reading. Ken Knappen, an ordained Baptist minister, earned Master of Arts and Doctor of Ministry degrees at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He was engaged in pastoral work for forty-four years including a six-year stint as a Conservative Baptist Association denominational staffer. Concurrent with active pastoral ministry, he served on numerous boards and committees including the National Association of Evangelicals Board of Administration and as the vice-chair of the Buffalo/Niagara Falls Billy Graham crusade. For fourteen years following retirement in 1993, he and his wife, Mitzie, taught a Bible class in a United Methodist church.