The book of Revelation certainly generates more anxiety amongst Christians than any other book in the Bible. A 'happy hunting ground' for cults and sects, it is often a source of confusion for the orthodox believer. Yet its opening words are "Blessed is he who reads aloud the words of the prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written therein."?
This book sets out to show how Revelation may be understood without resorting to fanciful interpretations. Instead of speculations about future world history, we see how John's vision uses familiar Old Testament imagery to make sense of Christian experience in every age.