- Publisher: Baker Books; Ninth Printing edition (2008)
- ISBN-10: 0801057922
- ISBN-13: 978-0801057922
- ASIN: B005H756SC
- Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 24 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,080,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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More Than Conquerors: An Interpretation of the Book of Revelation Paperback – 2008
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With an uninterrupted printing history since it was first published in 1939, Dr. Hendriksen's interpretation of the Book of Revelation has served as a solid resource and a source of inspiration for generations. Now this classic is available in paperback. This straightforward and understandable interpretation makes a helpful resource for pastors, teachers, small group leaders, and anyone who regularly reads the Bible.
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One book has been considered by believers as particularly helpful since its publishing in 1939. More Than Conquerors: An Interpretation of the Book of Revelation was written by one of the most respected Reformed commentators of a previous generation, William Hendriksen. The book seems to have been written as a part of his Doctor of Sacred Theology degree from Pike’s Peak Bible Seminary. Hendriksen finished a doctorate at Princeton before joining the faculty at Calvin Theological Seminary. When he died in 1982, he had written substantial commentaries on over half the books of the New Testament. His fascination with the book of Revelation continued throughout his life, and he gave special attention to it as part of the translating committee for the New International Version.
Hendrickson’s book was the very first manuscript published by Baker Book House. It has remained in print ever since and is a deserving of it’s 75th anniversary commemorative edition. The resetting of its text is a notable improvement from previous iterations.
Hendrickson divides the book into seven parallel sections. Throughout, he models a careful reading and attentive reading of the text. Few will follow him on each of his amillennial, modified idealistic interpretations (this is the book of Revelation, after all), but all would benefit from his labors.
D. A. Carson’s review of the book may seem dismissive (“It is now entirely eclipsed by more recent commentaries”), but Carson’s comments must be seen in light of his intended audience—pastor and scholars. Indeed, G. K. Beale’s commentary on Revelation in the highly technical NIGNT series claims to be “heavily indebted to the labors of prior commentators, especially Hendriksen …. One could say that my work follows in the tradition of these commentaries” (xx).
Indeed, if a believer is looking for a reliable guide to join their own reading of the text of the Book of Revelation, I know of no better accompanist than More Than Conquerors.
Thanks to Baker Book Bloggers, I received a copy of More Than Conquerors and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.
I've been reading through a chapter or two a day. This is a book that you have to read slowly to absorb all the depth and details. The book is easy to read in that it is very well-written. There are some big "Christian" words that might stump a newer believer such as "dispensations." (It took me awhile at Bible college to figure that one out.) But I do think that anyone could pick this up and read through it and really come to a deeper understanding of the book of Revelation. And hopefully a deeper love for God.
This book was first published in 1940, so it has truly stood the test of time!
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 8:37-39
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.