The Book of Revelation: Things Which Must Shortly Come to Pass

by G. Erik Brandt

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This impressive book succeeds in opening up the Book of Revelation to clearer understanding. Though it is scholarly and comprehensive, the text is not ponderous or difficult to read. The format leads the reader along nicely and makes its points in a logical and concise manner.

Erik Brandt also provides valuable and extensive historical background that greatly clarifies the Revelator's purpose and intent in writing to the Saints of the seven ancient branches of the Church. The fanciful imagery and obscure metaphors that have traditionally made the Revelation difficult to interpret are explained in easy-to-understand language. To further illuminate John's meaning, the author also draws extensively upon the writings of the prophets as found in the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price. — Richard Peterson, Book Reviewer

Elder Bruce R. McConkie answered the important question about our ability and obligation to study and understand the Revelation of John in preparation for the Second Coming of the Lord:

“Certainly why else did the Lord reveal it? The common notion that it deals with beasts and plagues and mysterious symbolisms that cannot be understood is just not true. Most of the book is clear and plain and should be understood by the Lord's people.”

About the Author

G. Erik Brandt

Erik Brandt is a native of Brigham City, Utah. He is the second of eight children, to Edward J. and Carol Brandt, who, from the beginning, instilled a great love for the gospel and scripture study.

He served a mission in the Brazil, Sao Paulo North area, and later graduated from the Colleges of Engineering and Education at Brigham Young University. Erik has worked for over twenty years as a consultant and executive in the Information Technology, Software Engineering, and Healthcare Informatics disciplines, and he is currently the president of a Health Informatics software company.

Erik has served in numerous positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including as Bishop and High Councilor, but gospel study and research remains a core interest for him. Throughout his travels to numerous countries over many years, Erik has focused on in-depth scripture study, resulting in a number of projects similar to this book. He is married to Shari and together they have nine children.

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I loved this book!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I would recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about the Book of Revelation. Very well written and insightful. I will definitely be keeping this one handy!

Worth the time
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I found this book to be thoughtful and spiritual as well as informational. I learned so much. It is not a "quick" read, but I would recommend this work to anyone.

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