Filled with scores of symbols and images, John's “glorious vision,” as set forth in the book of Revelation, is often a bewildering vision at that. In this new study guide, the authors examine the book of Revelation phrase by phrase, including the actual scripture passages and revealed corrections from the Joseph Smith Translation.
Some of the important themes that come from this sacred text include Jesus Christ, the last days, the Second Coming, good versus evil, God's judgments against the wicked, safety for the righteous, and the temple. Applying the best available sources of commentary from a variety of scholars, Donald and Jay Parry show that the book of Revelation is meant for us to understand and that it is possible to understand it.
Understanding the Book of Revelation is a timely book as we approach the twenty-first century.
I have carefully read several works on John's Revelation and Understanding the Book of Revelation signifies a wonderful and powerful study! I read it cover to cover and now I am going to study it. Thanks for this contribution.
Absolute dittos to Sharon's comments! This book has helped my understandings of Revelations, and its application to today's world. Through the insightful study done by the Parrys, with the inclusion of multiple cross references in other scriptures, the difficult imagery becomes understandable. The style of presentation helps magnify, clarify and invite the Spirit, enabling one to comprehend the symbolism and portrayal of future events. I have re-read this treatise three times and am impressed at how much it encourages and bolsters one's testimony of the divinity of Jesus Christ, and the great Plan of Salvation as it is unfolding all around today.
I belong to gospel links and came across this book in my search for help. I can't say enough about this book as well as Jay and Donald Parry's other book Understanding Isaiah. I have two books on Revelation and 5 on Isaiah, by far these books by the Parry brothers have given me more understanding then I ever thought possible and still gives you room for the spirit to extend and enlighten or should I say sets the stage for the spirit.