The book of Revelation can feel more intimidating to read than other books of the Bible. It invites readers into a world that seems confusing and sometimes even strange: golden lampstands, seven seals, a dragon, and a rider on a white horse. But at its core, Revelation is a message of hope written to Christians facing hardship, and it’s worth the effort to read it and understand it.
In this first volume in the New Testament Theology series, trusted scholar Thomas Schreiner walks step-by-step through the book of Revelation, considering its many themes—the opposition believers face from the world; the need for perseverance; God as sovereign Creator, Judge, and Savior—as well as its symbolic imagery and historical context. The Joy of Hearing brings clarity to the content and message of Revelation and explores its relevance for the church today.
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Introduction: The Truth Apocalyptically Revealed
Chapter 1: The Deafness of Those Living on Earth
Chapter 2: The Saints Hear and Heed
Chapter 3: The Declaration That God Rules on His Throne
Chapter 4: The Good News of the Lion and the Lamb
Chapter 5: The Testimony of the Holy Spirit
Chapter 6: The Promise of Blessing and the New Creation
Chapter 7: Reigning with Christ for One Thousand Years