The book of Revelation is often read as a book of strange and impenetrable visions about the end of time. But actually it is one of the most relevant books in the Bible for Christian faith in the twenty-first century. Evil and suffering are unavoidable realities of human experience and they generate a host of questions for those seeking to be faithful in the midst of such experiences.
- Why do Christians suffer?
- How do we understand God's sovereignty in a world of injustice and violence?
- What is the appropriate response of faith to such a world?
In A Slaughtered Lamb
, Greg Stevenson argues that the book of Revelation addresses such questions regarding the tension between our faith and our experiences of evil and suffering. Revelation affirms that God is faithful to his creation, challenges us to take up the call for faithful witnesses in a hostile world, and reveals that God's primary response to evil and suffering is to meet us in a form of a slaughtered lamb.
A rich resource for Bible teachers, pastors, and ministry leaders, as well as an accessible introduction to Revelation for the average reader.