Genre- Religion/Biblical Studies/New Testament
Reading Revelation: A Comparison of Four Interpretive Translations of the Apocalypse by Kenneth A. Mathews & M. Sydney Park
Published by- Kregel Academic & Professional
Number of pages- 195
Age Group- Adult
Description of book- Paperback, listed price- $29.99, ISBN 978-0-8254-3367-2
C. Marvin Pate has made this book for readers to see different interpretations of the book of Revelation at the same time. There are four approaches: idealist (spiritual), preterist (past), historicist, and futurist. The approaches are laid out in columns next to the Greek text and a literal translation.
About the Authors- C. Marvin Pate is the author and editor of numerous items related to eschatology and Revelation. He is the professor of biblical studies Ouachita Baptist University.
My thoughts- Reading Revelation is a wonderful book for Bible studies, college student, professor, pastor or anyone interested in the different view points.
If I were in a Bible study and we were studying the book of Revelation, I would make sure we had this book to study the different views. And this could help us understand why there are different views and how we in a group can discuss the views and either agree or agree to disagree.
I liked the Greek text and literal translation, because I knew where the Bible verses began and ended. I had a difficult time in some parts of the book, because there was not enough separation between the Bible verses and viewpoints.
I would recommend this book to all who are or plan on studying the book of Revelation
Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Reading Revelation by C. Marvin Pate for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour. All links were current when posted. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.