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Exalting Jesus in Revelation (Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary) Paperback – November 1, 2016
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God’s Word, Your Guide
Augustine said, “Where Scripture speaks, God speaks.” The Christ-Centered Exposition authors agree. We believe the Word is God-breathed, authoritative and timeless, so we strive to handle text carefully and accurately. This devotional-style commentary series provides pastors with a practical application of God’s written word, exalting Jesus as the hero of every book.
Dr. David Platt
David Platt serves as Lead Pastor of McLean Bible Church in Washington D.C. He is the founder and chairman of Radical, an international ministry that serves the church for the cause of Christ—to glorify God by making disciples and multiplying churches among all nations. He holds a Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is the author of Radical, Radical Together, Follow Me, Counter Culture, and Something Needs to Change.
Dr. Daniel L. Akin
Dr. Daniel L. Akin is the president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He holds a Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Arlington and is the author or editor of numerous books and Bible commentaries including Theology for the Church and the New American Commentary on 1, 2, and 3 John.
Dr. Tony Merida
Dr. Tony Merida is lead pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He earned a Ph.D. in preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and serves as Associate Professor of Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His books include Faithful Preaching and Orphanology.
Associate Editor for The Gospel Coalition
Few things are more important for faithful biblical interpretation than reading Scripture in light of its master narrative. The Christ-Centered Exposition series aims to do just that. In a postmodern age, these commentaries provide pastors and lay people an invaluable resource that is unswervingly committed to the authority of Scripture and the centrality of the Gospel in the Bible’s storyline.
Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., President
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Danny Akin writes with the pen of a scholar and the heart of an evangelist. The message of the Revelation is greatly needed and there is no one more qualified to explain the prophetic Scriptures than Dr. Akin. I highly recommend it.
Dr. Jack Graham
Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church
Revelation is not easy to understand, but Dr. Akin has succeeded in writing a commentary that is a great gift to pastors and leaders in the church. With precise exposition, clear points of application, and thoughtful questions, this book is both theologically driven and accessible. I cannot recommend this book enough!
Pastor, Austin Stone Community Church
“This commentary is an insightful, responsible, theologically rich commentary that inspires worship as well as study. Danny Akin, a wise and respected scholar, avoids the silly speculation and the pastoral irrelevance of many commentaries on this book. Instead, Akin helps us to see from Patmos the unveiling of our Lord. Such a revelation is just what we need for this hour.”
President, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
“Revelation is notoriously difficult to interpret, hence many preachers are afraid to preach it. Enter this accessible treatment of the book by Danny Akin written with the pastor and his preaching in mind. Akin is himself a consummate expositor, and preachers will find in this volume practical help in sermon preparation. If you want to know how to preach Revelation, and how to preach Christ from Revelation, this book is for you. I highly recommend it.”
David L. Allen
Dean, School of Preaching, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
About the Author
David Platt’s first love in ministry is making disciples—sharing, showing, and teaching God’s Word in everyday life. He has traveled extensively to serve alongside church leaders around the world. David is the president of the International Mission Board and the founder of Radical, a resource ministry that exists to serve the church in accomplishing the mission of Christ. He is also the author of several books, Follow Me, Radical, and Radical Together and most recently Counter Culture (to be released February 2015). He is the founder of Radical (Radical.net) a resource ministry devoted to serving churches and disseminating disciple-making resources. David and his wife, Heather, have four children: Caleb, Joshua, Mara Ruth, and Isaiah.
Tony Merida is lead pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He earned a Ph.D. in preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and serves as associate professor of Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His books include Faithful Preaching and Orphanology.
- Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0805496823
- ISBN-13 : 978-0805496826
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.93 x 8.25 inches
- Publisher : Holman Reference (November 1, 2016)
- Language: : English
- Reading level : Baby and up
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Dr. Akin interprets Revelation from a premillennialist perspective. I am not a premillennialist and was skeptical as to whether this book would benefit me. I appreciated Dr. Akin's awareness that not all of his readers would see the prophesies in the same light as he does. I appreciated that Dr. Akin was also not dogmatic about his interpretation. Most of all I appreciated that he very ably brought Christ to the forefront of each chapter. This quote accurately describes his approach: “Revelation may be about eschatology and the future, but even more than that it is a book about the glory and greatness of the warrior Lamb and the King of kings and Lord of lords, the Lord Jesus Christ. Even those with differing theological perspectives can agree on this.” (p. 9) As one with a differing theological perspective I wholeheartedly agree. Akin succeeds at keeping this central theme as the focus of his commentary.
Here's how Dr. Akin and I differ in our approaches to Revelation. Akin states: “One of my definitions for apocalyptic is 'the present addressed through parallels with the future.' John's readers were being asked to identify with the people at the end of history and gain perspective for their present suffering through he future trials of God's people.” If I understand Akin's statement correctly, then I think he has it backwards. The future should be addressed through parallels with the past. John's modern readers are being asked to identify with the early Christians in their trials and suffering under Roman rule in order to gain an understanding of their own future circumstances. When studying any book of the Bible, my conviction is that we need to understand first what the words of the writer meant to his readers in order to understand how to apply the message to us in our day.
While Dr. Akin does offer his own interpretation as he expounds on Revelation, his focus is foremost on proclaiming “the majesty and glory of the warrior Lamb, King Jesus, who is coming again to rule and reign forever” (p. 4). He stresses this theme throughout the entire book better than any of the several commentaries I have read on Revelation and I commend him for it. I want to encourage even those like me with a “differing theological perspective” to dig into Akin's book. I will certainly be returning to it the next time I teach or preach from Revelation.
I am not a pastor or member of church staff. I'm just a simple woman who loves to know and learn the Word. I highly recommend this commentary for any who seek to understand what He is telling us through the book of Revelation.