Seven-headed monsters! Dragons! Plagues of locusts! Heavily-armed horsemen! Angels with swords! And a Lamb. The Revelation to John so strikingly different from the rest of the New Testament, that it almost didn’t make it into the canon. Many denominations recommend against studying this book without the guidance of clergy, since its images lend itself to wild and varied interpretation. Rather than a sermon, history, narrative, or instructional guide, Revelation is a long mystical vision... something very familiar to indigenous peoples worldwide. As one of the Keetoowah Elders said years ago, having a vision is easy, understanding it is harder, and following it may take the rest of your life. Does John’s vision show something that happened in the distant past, in John’s own lifetime, or something yet to come? The scholars and mystics have claimed to see the numbers and symbols in Revelation in traumatic events in ancient and modern history. With striking illustrations by Albrecht Durer and Gustave Dore, you'll return to this volume time and time again - and see something new with each visit.
Rev. Johannah Meeks Ries, Brian Wilkes, Paperback Lrg edition, ISBN 10: 1508712573, ISBN 13: 9781508712572