The apocalyptic book of Revelation - packed with angels, scolls, beasts and heavenly vision - is open to both literal and symbolic interpretation, but it can really have anything relevant to say to us today? There are clues buried within the text which suggest that it can, and that it could be revolutionary call for us to change the course of human history.
Here is an opportunity to read the book of Revelation afresh, with an original introduction by Robert Beckford which casts new light on one of the oldest texts.
--- About the Robert Beckford ---
Robert Beckford, one of the world's most significant and provocative Black theologians, is an educator, author and award-winning broadcaster. His books include 'Jesus is Dread' and he has presented many Channel 4 documentaries on aspects of faith and Christianity.
--- About the Series ---
'DLT Books of the Bible' are designed to reignite a passion for reading the Bible. A selection of Christian writers and leaders have each been invited to choose a book (or selection of books), and introduce it anew for a modern audience. With this unique platform, they can:
- Explain what most excites them about this book of the Bible
- Encourage you to look deeper into their context and meaning
- Highlight what they've learnt from reading it
- Inspire you to read the book afresh with a new perspective
Famous names who've put pen to paper for the series include:
- R T Kendall (Galatians)
- Rowan Williams (Mark)
- David Adam (Psalms)
- and many more
Each volume in this essential new series contains the text of the selected book, from the New Jerusalem Bible (NJB), one of the most respected and readable modern English translations. Over time, this will build up into an outstanding collection of books a contemporary perspective on what the Bible means to us today, and a wonderful way to rediscover the joy of Bible reading.
Revelation by Robert Beckford was published by Darton Longman & Todd in July 2010 and is our 43299th best seller. The ISBN for Revelation is 9780232528022.