- Series: Discover Together Bible Study Series
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Kregel Publications; Reprint edition (January 14, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 082544313X
- ISBN-13: 978-0825443138
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.5 x 9.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,914,444 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Revelation: Discovering Life for Today and Eternity (Discover Together Bible Study Series) Paperback – January 14, 2013
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About the Author
Sue Edwards (MA, Dallas Theological Seminary; D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) teaches full-time in the Christian Education Department at Dallas Theological Seminary. She has more than twenty-five years of experience teaching, pastoring, and directing women's ministries. In addition, Sue speaks at retreats, conferences, and seminars across the country, and is author of the Discover Together Bible Study Series.
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We don't all have the same amount of time to do a Bible study and Sue has provided levels of study questions so people can spend as much time in study as they are able. The basic questions in each lesson take about an hour and a half and provide a basic overview. The digging deeper section is for those who want to probe the text deeply. Outside resources, such as Greek aids or an atlas, may be needed for these questions. Theological issues and differing views are discussed in this section.
Edwards has also included sidebars with enrichment information, such as quotes from other authors. There are also short videos to watch for each lesson. QR codes are included in the text that can be scanned with a smart phone.
This is an inductive Bible study and it works best if the individuals do their homework on their own, then come together to share.
Why study John's Revelation? Last Days predictions seem to be everywhere lately. There was the Mayan calendar and Harold Camping's predictions. Those doomsday predictions were bogus. Where can you go to find out what God said about the Last Days? Revelation.
Edwards' book will not give you a date for Christ's return but will help you understand what God has said about preparing for that event. A thorough immersion in Revelation will infuse you with courage, hope, and excitement.
This study focuses on five chapters in Revelation, the first three and the last two. Edwards believes these chapters are the most beneficial when considering how God wants us to prepare for Christ's return.
Note: the author is a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary and holds a pretribulation, premillennial view of the end times. While this book is written from that view, specifically that Christians will not experience the Tribulation, I think even those with differing views (as I have) will be able to benefit from this study.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from a publicity group for the purpose of this review.
Reminding me in some parts of Warren Weirsbe's bible studies, where you don't have personal anecdotes or a story form but rather a straight, inductive study that is designed to take you, not by the author's perceptive or deductions, but rather, lead the reader to discover on their own, straight from the source, Sue Edward's, "Revelation" and her other bible study, "Ephesians, are a pretty in depth bible study that will have you really digging deep into the bible, and learning more about a really, least talked about, book of the Bible.
The bible study is inductive based, but if you are looking for an in depth study of Revelations, on one hand, this really isn't the bible study to consider since there are many other letters, in Revelations, that this study doesn't touch on, on the other hand, what Sue Edwards seems to be aiming in the bible study, is the focus of what, Christians can learn right now, to grow and to encourage as they grow in the Christian faith.
I like how this is a "deep" bible study, though given how this is a bit of an "under talked" about book of the Bible, on one hand had prepared to try to understand a little bit more about Revelations, but on the other hand, was surprised how, this really does help, on a basic level, bring more to home, what John has to share with Christians of the hope that they can discover in Revelations.
This bible study really does help encourage the Christian believer in their walk, learn a little bit more about the earlier churches, than what is often shared and we get to learn how John's letters are still relevant, even today, but if you are seeking a "meatier" study, don't let the title led you to thinking you will be going one angle on studying Revelations.
Instead, as a reader and a student of the Bible, you will discover of not just the hope but how we can and should be growing as Christians and again, this is a study, that doesn't go in depth and cover all the letters in Revelations,as one expected.
There are QR codes that make it fun as an individual, allows group members participating in a church or home bible study, to work at their own pace and really covers all the bases to helping busy women in a busy society, find the time to study, read and keep up with their bible studies.
"Revelation" by Sue Edwards is actually what I would call a good introduction to the book of Revelations and if anything by focusing like she did, helps make the book of Revelations seem less daunting.