Looking into the Revelation
History could be littered with all kinds of end-time prophecies, but the book of the Revelation has occupied a prominent place in the literature of Christian eschatology, a book that has often posed a challenge of interpretation to both lay Christians and Theologians, perhaps because of the symbolism of the language and the somewhat graphic images it evokes, baffling the finest minds throughout the ages. It’s no wonder this book has been the subject of much controversy among Church scholars and Theologians, but in Looking into the Revelation, Dr. Boyd Gray does a brilliant job by showing an indisputable parallel between the end-time prophecies in this apocalyptic book and the turmoil of a time that seems to be fulfilling the said prophecies — the time we are living in!
The author brings more than thirty years of experience in studying and preaching the word of God, and it is interesting to know that he had developed a very keen interest in end-times literature early on before his active years of ministry. Readers will find his style a bit unusual and the language evocative and laced with biblical diction and images, which could be indicative of the author’s affinity with the Christian Scriptures. In an ebullient, yet authoritative voice, the author demonstrates the direct link between the message of the book of the revelation and the turmoil of the world we live in, and, commenting succinctly on each of the key passages of the book, he discusses themes such as death, resurrection, the final judgment, Antichrist, punishment, mercy, and immortality.
Dr. Gray writes with the confidence of someone who speaks from a deep experience and a transforming encounter with the living word. An authority in Christian Scriptures, he unveils the hidden meanings in the cryptic passages of the book and ushers readers into a world of meaning, tracing a path towards conversion and authenticity in answering the call to be Christians. This is one of the reference books that will definitely serve as a good companion for preachers and those who minister to the word of God, and, most importantly, it is the clarion call to men and women of this age to reflect on the realities that punctuate their lives.