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“Hamilton has done his homework—and numerous footnotes reveal his scholarship—but he keeps the plot moving as he focuses on the pastoral duty of preaching the book. When exegeting difficult texts he presents the best case for differing viewpoints and then argues persuasively for his, all with an eye on preaching. Pastors will find here an inspiring foundation to craft their own sermons (and check their work), and laypeople will discover a pastoral guide through the minefield that is Revelation. Do you have a question about a passage in Revelation? Look here first.”
—Michael Wittmer, Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Cornerstone University
“In a day when most preachers appear to be terrified by the prospects of preaching any text beyond the third chapter of the Apocalypse, I find Dr. James Hamilton’s Revelation: The Spirit Speaks to the Churches to be an oasis in the wilderness. Though my own interpretation of the book is light years removed from that of Professor Hamilton, the purity of his love for Christ, for his church, and for the Word of God makes every page a delight to read regardless of his eschatological position.”
—Paige Patterson, President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
James M. Hamilton Jr. (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of biblical theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and preaching pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church. He is the author of God's Glory in Salvation through Judgment and the Revelation volume in the Preaching the Word commentary series.
R. Kent Hughes (DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is senior pastor emeritus of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois and a visiting professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hughes is also a founder of the Charles Simeon Trust, which conducts expository preaching conferences throughout North America and worldwide. He and his wife, Barbara, have four children and an ever-increasing number of grandchildren.
The book is probably better than I am rating it. The first books I purchased in the series were written by Kent Hughes whose preaching style is very much like mine. Read morePublished 2 months ago by PastorTony
Wonderful book! Hamilton is my professor. He is so familiar with the Scripture. And he loves God's Word so much. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Chariot
Overall this is a very good and readable commentary on Revelation. I would recommend to anyone who wants to study this book.Published 8 months ago by Matthew J. Maples
The Preaching the Word series is recognized for its commitment to biblical authority, its clear exposition of Scripture, and its readability. Dr. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mike Rudolph
Professor Hamilton gives us more than a commentary. He is faithful to the text but does not fail to engage the reader in personal reflection and application upon understanding what... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Rick
This is the best book on Revelation I've ever read! It's a must have for anyone wanting an easy to understand guide to the book of Revelation.Published on August 10, 2013 by Chris Brown
The apostle Paul once wrote to young Timothy, "All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness" (2... Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by David Norman
I do not envy the man who attempts to write a commentary on the book of Revelation. It is a tough book to preach, let alone write a commentary on. Read morePublished on April 16, 2012 by Daniel Pandolph blogging at danielpandolph . com