I saw Mr. Rhodes on a Christian TV show and this book was discussed. I am taking more than 40 days to read it because I'm taking my time and reading all the scripture references (there are a lot). My only complaint with the book so far is that several of the same scriptures are used over and over. But if you skip around and don't read it straight through that would benefit you. He explains different views of Revelation in the beginning of the book and makes it clear this book is based on the futurist view. No matter what your view is on the end-times I believe you could benefit from this book and his verse-by-verse insight. The most interesting part I've come across so far is his different interpretations of the "white stone" in Rev. 2. He doesn't claim to have all the answers and tells others' views concerning different subjects. I'm also reading a set of books by Putnam re: Rome/the last Pope which is very interesting. And . . . my husband and I are in the process of watching a DVD series by Shoebat, a Muslim turned Christian, which is about the end-times and emphasizes Islam/Muslims instead of Rome/the pope, which is worth your time but very boring. All these views seem to make sense (they all are careful to make their points) but not all of them can be right, obviously. No matter what happens and when (rapture or no rapture) I know God is in control and I pray we will all be ready. He's the only One who knows for sure what will happen and when.
Ron Rhodes in his new book, "40 Days Through Revelation" published by Harvest House Publishers gives us a study in Uncovering the Mystery of the End Times.
From the back cover: Is Revelation a Blessing to you yet? It can be...
The book of Revelation begins and ends with guarantees that its inspiring message leads to blessing. Popular Bible teacher and author Ron Rhodes guides readers on an encouraging journey through this prophetic book, interpreting its picturesque language and revealing its reassuring promises. Each short chapter is perfect for a group Bible study or a personal quiet time and includes...
Scripture Reading and Insights-a short passage of Revelation and easy-to-understand notes on each verse
Major Themes-brief summaries of the most important ideas
Digging Deeper with Cross-References-several other passages readers can look up on relevant topics
Life Lessons-practical and helpful applications to everyday life
Questions for Reflection and Discussion-thought-provoking starters for group discussions or personal journaling
If you have been confused or intimidated by Revelation you will love this easy-to-understand and practical presentation of its empowering truths.
Revelation is the only book of The Bible that tells us it comes with a blessing for reading it. Yet, most people shy away from reading it because the imagery that it contains seems to be very difficult to understand. Reverend Rhodes presents a comprehensive study to remind us that Revelation was written to believers who were facing persecution and hostility from the ruling culture. Reverend Rhodes clearly explains how today's Christians can know that God has always been-and will always be-in control over human history. Make sense of future events and trust God in the midst of trials. And have a sense of urgency in living each day as the book of Revelation commands us to. "40 Days Through Revelation" helps to understand just what is happening in the world right now. It also aids in getting us the blessing as it gives us a real taste to sit down and read the book in its entirety. I recommend this book highly.
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