What is the book of Revelation? Does it describe in veiled language events of its writer’s own day, or is it largely a prophecy of events still to come? Is it a chart of the whole of history from Christ’s first coming to his second? Or does it deal chiefly with principles which are always valid in Christian experience?
And what is a twenty-first century reader to do with living creatures, locusts like horses, seven bowls of wrath, war in heaven, various beasts and a dragon?
Michael Wilcock maintains that when God’s words, declarations, arguments and reasonings had all been spoken, God gave the church ‘a gorgeous picture book’. He lifts the curtain on Revelation’s drama in eight scenes, helping our imaginations as well as our minds grasp the key concepts of this fascinating and enigmatic New Testament book.