Listen to What the Spirit Is Saying (Crossway Bible Guides)
These Crossway Bible Guides are a very useful series for basic group study or personal use: Bible books are broken down into bite-sized chunks, and provided with pithy comments and provocative questions for discussion or 'take-it-further' action. At the start, suggestions are made for different ways of studying the book. The New Testament is nearly complete now in the series, and Peter's Revelation provides an excellent addition.
Peter follows the Crossway Bible Guide format, providing not only the features mentioned above, but also occasional 'Digging Deeper' sections when issues of particular importance come up (such as 'interpreting the numbers in Revelation'). His style is clear, pastoral and vivid. He doesn't clutter the book with lengthy arguments about the different approaches to interpreting Revelation — rather, he just gets on with it.
The technically-minded might want more on 'how to interpret,' but there are plenty of other places to look for that. Peter provides a reliable guide — a book which will take ordinary readers clearly to the heart of Revelation, section by section, and will not distract them with fancy interpretations or abstruse discussions.
It's heart-warming, trustworthy, and written with all Peter's usual panache and passion.
Get it! And give it away.
Steve Motyer, March 2004
Steve Motyer teaches New Testament & Hermeneutics and is Theology & Counselling Course Leader at London School of Theology. He is the author of several books including Your Father The Devil? (Paternoster, 1997) and Discovering Hebrews (IVP, 2005).
Previously published by London School of Theology. Reused here by kind permission.Order from www.christianbookshops.org
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