The book of Revelation is filled with extravagant images that some believe forecast gloom and doom. On the contrary, Revelation intends to encourage its readers, using a type of literature that was common at the time it was written. The true message of the book is one of hope, looking ahead toward God's ultimate victory over evil.
Interpretation Bible Studies (IBS) offers solid biblical content in a creative study format. Forged in the tradition of the celebrated Interpretation commentary series, IBS makes the same depth of biblical insight available in a dynamic, flexible, and user-friendly resource. Designed for adults and older youth, IBS can be used in small groups, in church school classes, in large group presentations, or in personal study.
About the Author
William C. Pender is a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Minister of Word and Sacrament. He is currently pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.