You are probably more familiar with the book of Revelation that you realize. "Holy, Holy, Holy", "Crown Him with Many Crowns", "You Servants of God", "Battle Hymn of the Republic", "For All the Saints". Revelation directly inspired these famous hymns.
No other New Testament book matches Revelation for its symbolism and richness of imagery. And yet perhaps no other New Testament book has fostered so much confusion, fascination, and artistic expression. The Left Behind book series has sold over 65 million copies. "Revelation" is a more popular Google search term than "World War II".
Until now, reading Revelation and meditating on its message has been daunting and mystifying. This need not be the case. It is God's hope-filled message in the face of fear and uncertainty. It is a beautiful book essential to Christian worship and theology.
Perhaps more than with any other New Testament book, the assistance of an expert guide will greatly enhance your understanding and appreciation. Your teacher is Professor Bertrand Buby, SM, a leading theologian and author of A Journey Through Revelation (Alba House).You will come to understand the world behind the text, the use of Old Testament Scripture and imagery and the impact of Revelation on the church through liturgy, worship, and theology.
If you ever wanted to get behind the sensationalism surrounding apocalyptic literature and art to gain a deep understanding of the theology and spiritually of this vital book, now you can. Revelation's final words should be in the hearts and on the lips of all believers: "Amen. Come, Lord Jesus."