Let’s face it: the book of Revelation is difficult to read! Many neglect it, leaving it to the experts or the obsessed. Others fixate on the details, focusing on current events but missing Christ in the process. But Revelation promises a blessing on all who read it. Why is it so hard to understand?
In Reading the Book of Revelation, Alexander E. Stewart offers five simple keys that unlock this difficult book. He then illustrates their profit in explaining Revelation chapter by chapter and provides recommendations for further study. With this short and accessible guide, readers will see how Revelation is approachable, applicable to their lives, and glorifying to Christ.
Stewart illuminates Revelation’s main themes demonstrating that John’s intention is to motivate his readers to overcome. This book will help you see that Revelation is not primarily about the future, but about how the future makes a difference for us today.
—Benjamin L. Merkle, Professor of New Testament and Greek Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC
Stewart’s Reading the Book of Revelation is a must read for anyone just getting started in their studying of the book of Revelation.
—Rob Dalrymple, author of Follow the Lamb: A Guide to Reading, Understanding, and Applying the book of Revelation
Explaining the Book of Revelation in a clear and concise manner is a daunting task, yet Alexander Stewart excels without sacrificing or trivializing Revelation's foundational theology and message.
—Brandon D. Smith, Assistant Professor of Theology & New Testament, Cedarville University
Fanciful and farfetched interpretations of the Book of Revelation are unfortunately wide-spread and easily accessible. In this book, however, Stewart provides a clear set of principles to guide readers toward a responsible interpretation of Revelation and then demonstrates these through a reading of Revelation that is both consistent in its methodology and charitable toward other major interpretations of the book.
—Dr. Michael Naylor, Associate Professor of New Testament, Columbia International University
Alexander E. Stewart is vice president of academic services and professor of New Testament at Gateway Seminary in Ontario, California. He is author of a forthcoming volume on Revelation in the B&H Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament series and coauthor (with Andreas J. Köstenberger) of The First Days of Jesus, The Final Days of Jesus, and Jesus and the Future.