Blessed Is He Who Reads: A Primer on the Book of Revelation
by Larry E. Ball
237 pp.; Paper
This book is intended to be a primer on the book of Revelation. A primer is a book for beginners, presenting the most basic elements of a field of study. It is a first step toward understanding something more complicated.
Blessed Is He Who Reads is not a word-by-word, verse-by-verse explanation of Revelation. Rather it moves through Revelation at a fairly fast pace without getting bogged down in the details. It offers the reader the big picture of the meaning, flow, and purpose of Revelation.
And it does so from the redemptive-historical preterist perspective. That is, it sees Revelation as focusing on the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple in AD 70. It generally follows the approach of Kenneth Gentry, David Chilton, and Douglas Kelly.
The book is based on a sermon series Rev. Ball preached on Revelation. It is both insightful and practical. It is therefore informative and encouraging.
1. Historical Limitations
2. Temporal Expectation
3. Coming on the Clouds
4. The Letters to the Seven Churches
5. The Sealed Book
6. Seven Seals Broken
7. Seven Trumpets and Three Woes
8. Three Enemies of the Early Church
9. The Seven Bowls of Wrath
10. A Post-mortem Analysis and a Victory March
11. The Final Judgment
12. The Future of God’s People
Posted by L. Shelton on 10th Apr 2017
Not a verse by verse commentary as such, but an excellent overview of Revelation from a Preterist perspective. I am currently going through this book with my grandsons, ages 18 & 16. Both are able to understand the contents. I highly recommend you add this book to your library.
Posted by Pastor John Stoos on 12th Jul 2015
There have been many books written about the Book of Revelation, both short and long.
Pastor Ball has hit the right balance, giving a good summary of the Book with enough detail to answer many questions. He does a great job of showing the proper chronology of this important book.