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Revelation Unveiled
     

Revelation Unveiled

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by Tim LaHaye
 

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The Biblical Foundation for the Best-selling Left Behind Series . . . In the twinkling of an eye, millions of people across the world vanish, resulting in highway catastrophes, plane crashes, utility breakdowns, and more. Chaos reigns. With the stage set, a dictator emerges who persecutes Christians horribly. But tribulation is about to give way to incredible joy -

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The Biblical Foundation for the Best-selling Left Behind Series . . . In the twinkling of an eye, millions of people across the world vanish, resulting in highway catastrophes, plane crashes, utility breakdowns, and more. Chaos reigns. With the stage set, a dictator emerges who persecutes Christians horribly. But tribulation is about to give way to incredible joy -- for the return of the King of Kings is at hand. In Revelation Unveiled, Dr. Tim LaHaye, co-author with Jerry Jenkins of the best-selling novels Left Behind and Tribulation Force, reveals the scriptural foundation of this series. Revelation Unveiled explains such critical topics as: - The rapture of the church - The Return of Christ - The Great Tribulation - The Final Battle against Satan and His Hosts - The Seven Seals - The Millenial Reign - The Seven Trumpets - The Seven Bowls of Wrath - The Great White Throne - The Destruction of Babylon - The New Heaven and New Earth -- Previously titled Revelation Illustrated and Made Plain, this revised and updated commentary includes numerous charts. With simple and accessible language, Revelation Unveiled will help you better understand this mysterious, final book of the Bible and its implications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310863762
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
02/23/2010
Sold by:
Zondervan Publishing
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
127,592
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Preface

The book of Revelation is easily the most fascinating book in the Bible, for it gives a detailed description of the future. Everyone is interested in what is going to happen to them and their loved ones after death, what will happen to the people of the earth, and what the future holds for this planet. Revelation not only answers all these questions but also gives them in great detail. This book not only answers questions unknowable from any other source but as the first line informs us, it is "the revelation of Jesus Christ."

The fascination for this book that details more future events than any other is as old as the book itself. And that fascination is not limited to "extremists" or the under-educated or those easily persuaded; it was held by the man considered by many scientists as "the most brilliant man who ever lived," Sir Isaac Newton. Not only was he the discoverer of the law of gravity and scores of other scientifically important findings, but he also loved the book of Revelation. I have in my possession a copy of his seventeenth-century commentary on the entire book. Obviously he loved the Christ it reveals and treasured the insights it provides on future life after death.

It should not be surprising that even in the twenty-first century the book has not lost its charm. In fact, if the incredible interest in our fiction series Left Behind (written with Jerry Jenkins), which has remained at the top of the best-seller list every month since it appeared four years ago, is any indication, the fascination for this subject is increasing. For that entire series is based on the future events found in the book of Revelation. Modern men and women want answers to the future and Revelation provides them. Thousands of readers of the Left Behind series have written or e-mailed us to say our prophetic novels have inspired them to read the book of Revelation for the first time (some several times) and found it thrilling. That should not be surprising, particularly in light of the fact that it is the only source we have for definitive answers for those events of the future that intrigue us all. Besides, we may be living on the threshold of the fulfillment of those future events.

In addition, the book of Revelation is the only book in the New Testament that presents Jesus Christ as He really is today. The gospels introduce Him as the "man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering" during his incarnation. Revelation presents Him in His true glory and majesty after His resurrection and ascension into heaven, never again to be reviled, rebuked, and spat upon. No wonder John entitled it "The Revelation of Jesus Christ."

The study of this book will warm your heart as you perceive the true Christ and His ministry to the churches for the past two thousand years. You will thrill to see myriads of angels bowing before Him and singing His praises. You will also view His dynamic triumph over Satan and all the forces of evil.

The book of Revelation makes it clear that Christ and Christians are the ultimate winners in the game of life. In fact, a study of this book is essential for a comprehensive view of the rest of Scripture. It finalizes God's wonderful purposes for His favorite creatures -- the human race.

A proper understanding of this book will help the Bible student know what God has in store for this world before it comes to pass, so he may prepare himself and not be taken unaware. It will also afford him a confident faith with which to confront the political, social, and religious chaos that is imminent. Only a biblical illiterate is unable to see that these are the last days.

No book in the Bible has been more discredited than Revelation except for its counterpart in the Old Testament, the book of Daniel. Because Revelation deals predominantly with prophecy and the future, and because it exposes Satan as a deceptive fraud, the archenemy of humankind has tried his hardest to discredit the book. The last thing he wants is for people to become aware of Christ's majesty, Satan's treachery, and the Christian's final triumph when this old world system ultimately fails.

I have found that the proper understanding of Revelation motivates Christians to consistent dedication and service. It lifts their spirits and gives them a hope in the future that no other book in the world provides. Most of all, the study of this book will give you a vital love for Jesus Christ and the souls of lost people about you, for it not only reveals the Lord and His wonderful plan to redeem His Church but also discloses the awful plight of this world and of those who reject Him.

Writing the original version of Revelation: Illustrated and Made Plain was the fulfillment of a twenty-five-year dream. I had studied the book diligently for years, taught it at least ten times, and saw the electrifying effect it had on two congregations I pastored. Somehow I knew that if someone wrote a down-to-earth easy-to-understand commentary on the book, together with the charts and diagrams my congregations found so helpful in the presentations, it would help many others to understand this great book. Very honestly, I hoped it would sell at least 50,000 copies, which for a commentary on any single book in the Bible is very good. I am pleased to say that almost six times that number are already in print. Hundreds of pastors and Bible teachers have written and indicated they have used it in preparation for their teaching.

Now twenty-five years later there is an even greater need for this book, particularly among the millions who are reading the Left Behind novels and becoming acquainted with the field of Bible prophecy for the first time. This new updated edition is even clearer than the first. It includes several new charts and graphics and a number of new insertions that will make the exciting truths of this book even clearer. In addition, the publishers are allowing the purchaser of this book to copy its charts to use with an overhead projector, thus enabling teachers of Revelation to better present the truth and time events of the book. It is my prayer that this new edition will stir the heart of every reader and inspire him or her to greater service and preparation for the rapidly approaching day when we will see Him who said, "Behold, I am coming soon!"

--Tim LaHaye

1999

Meet the Author

Tim LaHaye is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 70 nonfiction books, many on biblical prophecy and end-times. He is the coauthor of the record-shattering Left Behind series and is considered one of America's foremost authorities on biblical end-times prophecy.

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Revelation Unveiled 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tim LaHaye¿s 'Revelation Unveiled' is one of the best Book of Revelation commentaries and reference books on the market today. It focuses specifically on the end-times prophecies of the Book of Revelation and offers a more scholarly interpretation of the figurative language and symbolism than you¿ll find in some of LaHaye¿s other books, such as 'Are We Living In the End Times?' and 'Perhaps Today'. (Both of which are written in layman¿s terms and are good books themselves). 'Revelation Unveiled' chronologically examines the Bible¿s most enigmatic book from the Epistles to the Seven Churches on through the Great Tribulation and on to the New Millennium. Along the way, LaHaye dissects specific passages, unraveling some of the difficulty for those of us who lack his thorough theological background. I found this book indispensable to my increased understanding of this last and important book in the Bible. This is a book definitely worth the reader¿s time and interest. >>>> Britt Gillette, Author of 'Conquest of Paradise: An End-Times Nano-Thriller'
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very good for the first-time reader of Revelation. Many people try to confuse this prophecy. They will be greatly helped by this guide. It is also a wonderful companion for the veteran reader as something new is illuminated each read. It is also an excellent guide for Sunday School and Bible study by groups.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author has written another outstanding book. Really liked it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you've read LEFT BEHIND, you're going to be coming home to some familiar stuff here. Most of the theological discussions in the series were taken from this book. REVELATION UNVEILED is actually an update to REVELATION: ILLUSTRATED AND MADE PLAIN, also by Lehaye. There is little difference between the two books in terms of information. However, Leheay does rely on the NIV for this book as opposed to the KJV in the original, a much need improvement for today's generation. It gives an honest look at each major section of the text and attempts to explain their meaning. More often than not, Leheay hits the mark of current eschatological scholarship, despite many critics contrary claims. A must have for anyone who wants to get an overview of the last days.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed the book. I would recommend this book or any other by the author.
Amy Hardwick More than 1 year ago
holds true to scripture and explains well
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a must read for anyone who has read the Left Behind series or desires to know and understand Revelation. It is written in an easy to understand manner. You will read this over and over again and still learn something new and drawer closer to God. Don't hesitate to purchase this well done book with charts that puts the scheme of things into a picture easily understood. Read it because it could be a start to a whole new life for you and where eternity starts on this side of death rather than after--you can know!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tim LaHaye does not disappoint those who love to read his works. I am now re-reading this book, and probably will read it a third time. Each reading provides still greater insight. LaHaye explains The Revelation in clear language, chapter by chapter and verse by verse. A Christian should know that the Rapture may come at any time, and he or she should be ready. Reading this book is one way to learn more about our Lord and Savior. I highly recommend it.
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Revelation is a hard book to understand - this breaks it down a bit -
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I'm not sure what I expected of this book but, I was pleasantly surprised. Tim LaHaye really captured me in this book. He explains Revelation in a way that even a "lay" person can understand. I have read Revelation many time over but LaHaye explains the book very well. Plus, he gives historical references to the explanations. This book has finally made complete sense to me. I'm not sure that I can agree with all his explanations, however, but it really doesn't matter. We will all find out the complete truth at the end!
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Great book for those interested in Biblical Phrophesy, and anyone interested in future events described in Bible.
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