A Whole New World: The Gospel According to Revelation

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Not many years after my conversion I determined to master the book of Revelation! I thought to myself that the best way to comprehend this mysterious book was to remain unsullied by all the publications and bizarre ideas then in vogue. If I approached Revelation with a blank mind and read it through at several sittings, then its truths would begin to dawn.

I would develop an understanding pristine and virgin pure. So, I read it ...

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Overview

Foreword

Not many years after my conversion I determined to master the book of Revelation! I thought to myself that the best way to comprehend this mysterious book was to remain unsullied by all the publications and bizarre ideas then in vogue. If I approached Revelation with a blank mind and read it through at several sittings, then its truths would begin to dawn.

I would develop an understanding pristine and virgin pure. So, I read it repeatedly, thinking that repetition would lead me to enlightenment. But after my plan was completed, I found myself just as frustrated as before. My real need was twofold: A Christ-centered teacher and an interpretive tool to help excavate some of the gold ore from this mine of kingdom-truth. The tool did not have to be a multi-million dollar mining-apparatus—just an inexpensive pick-axe that would serve the purpose of picking up some placer gold, thank you.

In this little volume, A Whole New World, independent scholar Mr. Greg Uttinger provides the tool necessary for wondering, intimidated or blank-minded Christians who think that the Revelation is limited to Greek scholars or those waiting until their octogenarian years before devoting themselves to its study. Although far more than a mere grid, Mr. Uttinger's book provides a framework by which we can read the entirety of the Revelation with profit. For example, an understanding of the events, metaphors and symbols of the Old Testament are key interpretive tools. A person untaught in the Old Testament and unaware of even a few important chapters in the New Testament (i.e., Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21, etc.) will struggle mightily. However, by using the grid this book provides, the interpreter's understanding will be greatly enhanced. The reason is that the grid is derived from the book of Revelation itself and not from any outside interpretive model or prejudice.

George Santayana once said that brevity is “almost a condition of being inspired.” Brevity may have a stronger punch than a literary tome. Before we can have the last word, we must first hear the first word. This little book is that first word. This means it can be safely placed into the hands of any Christian, regardless of age or spiritual maturity. It gives each Christian a jump-start, significantly reducing the likelihood of a reading stall. The book of Revelation is indeed a revelation, a revelation for all of God's people. A Whole New World shows how this is true.

—Jim West, Associate Professor, City Seminary, Sacramento, California

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979673603
  • Publisher: Nordskog Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/10/2007
  • Pages: 100
  • Sales rank: 1,023,021
  • Product dimensions: 0.24 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 8.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Greg Uttinger has been teaching systematic and Biblical theology to high school students for twenty-five years. He has written web and print articles for the Chalcedon Foundation and a number of handbooks on theology, history, and literature. He currently teaches at Cornerstone Christian School in Roseville, California. Greg, his wife Kate, and their three little girls live in nearby Sacramento.
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    I¿ve read through ¿A Whole New World,¿ and thought it was an excellent treatment of the book of Revelation. I handed it to my wife when I was done and told her that she would get an excellent overview of The Revelation of John by reading it. Greg Uttinger does a great job of laying out the big picture using the Old Testament as a backdrop for our understanding. (I look forward to reading the other books as well).<BR/>Blessings!<BR/><BR/>PB<BR/><BR/><BR/><BR/>After 46 years of Dispensational immersion, I was exposed to a much more reasonable and satisfying interpretation of Revelation through men like Hank Hanegraaff, Dr Kenneth Gentry, Gary DeMar, and now Greg Uttinger. Greg's book is a wonderfully reasonable guide to Revelation for any dispensationalist who is skeptical of the "video game" method of interpreting Revelation that they have been used to. I highly recommend this book. Well Done. A Valuable resource. May you help "heal the nations" with this work.<BR/><BR/>DJ<BR/>Yuba City, CA

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