Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Book Review: Alun Ebenezer - Revelation

http://i43.tower.com/images/mm123374387/revelation-alun-ebenezer-paperback-cover-art.jpgRevelation is the most controversial book in the Bible. There has been more disagreement on its contents than all the rest of the Bible put together.

Ebenezer, while staying away from many of the more speculative aspects of Revelations, shows us the symbolism and how it relates to the rest of the Bible.

Revelation was not written to show us who the Antichrist will be or give us a preview of what we will read in the newspapers. It was written to encourage a persecuted Church and to show that God is in control. When everything looks it's darkest, we know that the King of the universe is on the throne.

The author takes us through the whole book, chapter by chapter and unwraps the symbolism so that it can be understood by the average reader. We see Christ in both vengeance and glory. We see the Church persecuted and glorified. We see Satan cast down and God’s truth triumphant.

With so many end time books today focusing on Black Helicopters and Middle Eastern wars, this one is a refreshing change. If Revelation was just about a war 2000 years after it was written, John could not have been speaking to the Church of his day. It was written for the whole church, past and future. Writing from an A-Millennial prospective, Ebenezer shows us that John wrote to the Church in all generations.

I personally lean toward the Post-Mill position, but it refreshing to read one from an A-Mill perspective.

This book was a good read. If you are interested in an easy-to-read commentary on a difficult book, this book is for you.

I highly recommend it and give it 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book, free of charge, from EP Books and Cross Focused Reviews, in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Roger,

    Thanks for contributing to the blog tour. It's refreshing to finally see a commentary on the book of Revelation that's accessible for both the academic and non-academic.

    Shaun Tabatt
    EP Books Blog