Many people today regard Revelation as the hardest book in the New Testament. It is full of strange, lurid and sometimes bizarre and violent imagery. As a result, many people who are quite at home in the Gospels, Acts and Paul find themselves tiptoeing around Revelation with a sense that they don't really belong there. But they do!
In fact, Revelation offers one of the clearest and sharpest visions of God's ultimate purpose for the whole creation, and of the way in which the powerful forces of evil, at work in a thousand ways, can be and are being overthrown through the victory of Jesus the Messiah and the consequent costly victory of his followers.
Like the other guides in the N.T. Wright for Everyone series, Revelation brings you into a fresh encounter with Scripture under the guidance of one of the world's leading New Testament scholars. Thoughtful questions, prayer suggestions, and useful background information guide you and your group through each study.
About the Author
A prolific writer of both scholarly and popular books, N. T. Wright has written over thirty books, including Simply Christian, The Original Jesus, What Saint Paul Really Said, The Challenge of Jesus, The Meaning of Jesus, Jesus and the Victory of God and the magisterial Paul and the Faithfulness of God. His N. T. Wright For Everyone Series includes commentaries covering the entire New Testament.
Formerly bishop of Durham in England, Wright is research professor of New Testament and early Christianity at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. He was formerly canon theologian of Westminster Abbey and dean of Lichfield Cathedral. He also taught New Testament studies for twenty years at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard Divinity School, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Gregorian University in Rome and many other institutions around the world.
In addition to his many books, Wright reaches a broad audience through his frequent media appearances. A sought-after commentator, Wright writes frequently for newspapers in England, including the Times, the Independent and the Guardian. He has been interviewed numerous times by radio and television broadcasters on both sides of the Atlantic, including ABC, NBC, CNN, PBS and NPR.
Kristie Berglund holds an M.Div. from Fuller Seminary and a M.A. in theological studies from Regent College. Formerly an employee of InterVarsity Press, she currently resides in Southern California, where she is preparing for pastoral ministry in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Table of Contents
Getting the Most Out of Revelation
Suggestions for Individual Study
Suggestions for Group Members
Map of the Seven Churches of Asia
1. Revelation 1: Jesus Revealed
2. Revelation 2: Letters to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum and Thyatira
3. Revelation 3: Letters to Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea
4. Revelation 4: Praise to the Creator
5. Revelation 5: Worthy Is the Lamb!
6. Revelation 6: The Day Is Coming
7. Revelation 7: Sealing God's People
8. Revelation 8: The Golden Censer and the First Plagues
9. Revelation 9: Locusts and Fiery Riders
10. Revelation 10: A Little Scroll
11. Revelation 11: Two Witnesses and a Song of Triumph
12. Revelation 12: The Woman and the Angry Dragon
13. Revelation 13: Two Monsters
14. Revelation 14:1-13: The Lamb's Elite Warriors
15. Revelation 14:1415:8: Reaping the Harvest and Preparing the Plagues
16. Revelation 16: The Seven Plagues
17. Revelation 17: The Monster and the Whore
18. Revelation 18: Babylon's Judgment
19. Revelation 19: God's Victory
20. Revelation 20: The Thousand-Year Reign and the Final Judgment
21. Revelation 21:1-21: New Heaven, New Earth, New Jerusalem
22. Revelation 21:2222:21: God and the Lamb Are There
Guidelines for Leaders
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
N.T. Wright is a great teacher, pastor, and scholar. If you need to get past all the prophecy and imagery, this study guide is great at breaking it down. I would definitely recommend it to any serious Bible student!