Available for Review – Revelation by Alun Ebenezer
Revelation is the last book in the Bible. It may appear at first to be a very difficult book to understand and full of puzzling symbols. But far from trying to confuse its readers, the purpose of Revelation was, and is, to comfort and give hope to people who trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a letter (1. 4, 11; 22. 21), a prophecy (1. 3; 22.10, 18, 19) and a revelation (1.1).
As a letter it was intended for specific people at a specific time in history. In the letter the writer wants to comfort the church in its struggle against the forces of evil. He wants them to know that God sees their tears (7.17; 21:4); that their prayers are influential in world affairs (8.3, 4). He wants them to know that the death of their fellow Christians was precious in his sight and that the final victory of Jesus Christ and his people is assured (15.2). He wants them to know that Christ lives and reigns for ever; he governs the world in the interest of his church (5.7, 8); He is coming again to take his people to himself and live with them forever (21.22) and He is also with them now. (1.12-20)
About the Author:
Alun Ebenezer MA Ed. is Deputy Headteacer of a large 11-18 school in Cardiff, and a youth leader at the Heath Evangelical Church, Cardiff. He is married to Liz and they have a little boy called Jack.
Praise for Revelation:
‘I am really excited about passing this commentary on to people like my nephews, nieces and godchildren as the first commentary they read. It’s contemporary, clear and reaches out to a first-time commentary reader. How exciting for them to start with the book of Revelation!’
-Revd Rico Tice, All Souls Church, Langham Place
‘Nice one Alun! Finally a book on Revelation that is readable and understandable. This is no small feat. I recommend reading the introduction AND the conclusion before delving into the text. Avoiding both idle speculation and undue dogmatism the author skilfully weaves exposition, illustration and application helping us grasp the big picture and get the point. I wish this book had been available to answer my questions forty years ago. I would have been less of a nuisance to my pastor (maybe not).’
-Alistair Begg, Parkside Church, Chagrin Falls, OH
Blog Tour Details:
The Revelation book review blog tour will run July 1-7, 2013. Participants must be willing to post a review of the book on their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.
This book review blog tour is now full. Thank you for your interest.