Victory Through the Lamb by Mark Wilson
I was well pleased with the book that I could not put it down although I did not care for how the author quoted Revelations in his own words! In fact I hardly slept the first few nights upon receiving this book. Now I am about to use this volume to do a study on the book of Revelations. This would make a great gift for seminary students, graduates or any one on your birthday or Christmas list! It is an easy to read book packed full of truths that all can enjoy!
The book introduces Christians to the book of Revelation through a thematic study of one of its key themes: victory. Running counter to Revelation’s prevailing interpretation, it proposes that Christians, represented by the audience in the Seven Churches, have been in tribulation since the first century and that Revelation was written to help Christians be victorious over the challenges of life. Each chapter opens with an account of martyrdom. The final account tells the story of the three believers in Malatya, Turkey, who were brutally killed in 2007. The book is dedicated to the three. The volume also features a new translation of Revelation by the author, a scholar who has worked on Revelation for over two decades and who lives in the land of the Seven Churches—Turkey.
This is a must read for all trying to understand revelations in a light which is as close to scriptures as one can get! I so enjoyed the Greek words with meaning scattered through out the pages. it is good to know the author knows something of the original text. I enjoyed how he had short notes about martyrs in each chapter. A very clearly written book with much knowledge in it. Worth your money. I found that the authors deep understanding, of the geography of western Anatolia along with maps brought out all his personal experience from having lived a number of years in the beautiful modern day Turkey. Also it made the book very rich. Do order from Amazon when it is for sale!