The Book of Revelation Made Easy:
You Can Understand Bible Prophecy (Second, latest edition)
157 pp. Paperback.
New second edition. The new edition is expanded and contains some important changes regarding the millennium passage in Revelation 20 that resulted from deeper research into Revelation.
This book is an extremely valuable introduction to Revelation. It is designed with the average Christian in mind. The material arose from years of lectures on Revelation in conferences and in a college setting, as well as while researching a full-length commentary on Revelation.
Do you have questions about how to discern the overarching message of Revelation?
Do you currently understand the general preterist approach to Revelation, but would like
help in showing family and friends what it is all about?
Are you looking for a good book for a small Bible study or Sunday class?
Do you have a dispensationalist friend depressed over missing the latest prediction of the Antichrist, and you
want to console and instruct him?
Do you enjoy watching dispensationalists squirm? :)
Then this book is for you!
In this brief work you will discover an in-depth study of Revelation 1:7 as the theme of Revelation. You will see how it points to the AD 70 judgment of Israel for rejecting ("piercing") the Messiah.
You will also learn how Jerusalem aligned herself with Rome to persecute Christians.
You will find how John consoles the first century saints by providing them with one important glance into the distant future, showing that their Christian faith is here for the long run (Rev. 20).
You will read documentary evidence showing that Revelation was fulfilled in the first century destruction of the Temple, which concluded the old covenant economy and closed out the typological worship in the temple.
In this brief work, the Book of Revelation is "made easy."
1. Expectation and Interpretation
2. Literary Theme and Flow
3. The Beast and His Fury
4. The Harlot and the Bride
5. Key Judgments and Their Meaning
6. The Millennium and the Resurrections
7. The New Creation and the New Church
I never paid any attention to Revelation because it was not understandable to me. After reading this book, Revelation not only made sense, was exciting, but also deeped my faith.
Super book! — Jim
This book really clarifies everything in Revelation. After reading it, you will hit your head with your hand and say: "Oh! I get it now! How did I not see that?" — Jay Scharfenberg
This book changed my mind about popular views of Revelation. Keep in mind this information does not challenge any critical doctrines of the Church, but merely challenges relatively new views of the Book of Revelation. Using the Bible backed by well documented historical accounts, Gentry completely reveals the meaning of the Book of Revelation. Very impressive. — M. Weber
This is a great resource for helping one to better understand the book of Revelation. Well worth the money! — Nancy Hopper
Nice to read a book that was written with some sensible answers for a complex & controversial subject! — Janice
This book is a revelation in itself. I was so excited reading it that I practically underlined the whole book. I loved that the author backed up everything with other scripture instead of man-made conjectures. — R. C. M.
Posted by Steve E. (Perth, Australia) on 21st Dec 2016
Since I have left Dispensationalism I have read and listened to many commentaries on the book of Revelation. It was always one of my favourite books but it became a real challenge and mystery to find and discover the best method of interpretation and what the book is really about and how the first century audience understood it.
As I was journeying out of Dispensationalism I read a lot of different commentaries and books on eschatology. For a while I felt pretty good about the Amillennial position but never liked their interpretation of the book, especially not from the idealist perspective.
Your position makes the most sense to me. I love your teachings and your books, they are a real blessing. I am looking forward to the release of your Revelation commentary. I am currently reading "The Book Of Revelation Made Easy" which is just brilliant.
I never thought that I would see the day when I would be comfortable with the Preterist position, partial that is.
Steve E. (Perth, Australia)
Posted by Aaron Shannon on 16th May 2016
I read this entire book in just a few days. It was excellent and very persuasive. I was inspired to check out some of Gentry's books after reading the Amillennial book by Sam Storms. Afterwards I read through the whole book of Revelation in the Bible in one sitting while lying in bed one night, and everything finally made sense for the first time. Usually there were a few verses every so often that did not quite fit, but thanks to the book by Gentry, it all makes sense now.
I am Amillennial and preterist (now I am!) and this book has improved my understanding of my own position. I am still studying to learn how to tie preterism in with my current position that Islam will dominate the world and persecute Christians worldwide near the end of this age when Satan is released from the bottomless pit, and then the Resurrection, Final Judgment, and Eternal State.
Excellent book and my heart longs for the commentary on Revelation!
Posted by Caroline Walter on 28th Sep 2015
This book was very insightful and clear, explaining that most of Revalation is useful to teach us, but not applicable to us. The Kingdom of God is here and growing, just as Jesus said it would. There is no reason to fear the future because there is no Great Tribulation coming. The Jews in 1st Century Jerusalem already went through what Jesus said would be times unparalleled in human history. We should have much optimism about the future!
Posted by Gary Stevens on 1st Jun 2015
Today the eschatological culture in America is enamored with fanciful interpretations of the book of Revelation. It is difficult to break through the fog of current event interpretations based on preconceived theologies to a truly biblical exegetical understanding of the symbols of this book. Kenneth Gentry has done this work in a very accessible way. Revelation Made Easy is the best introduction to the message of Revelation I have read. I have given copies to many members of my congregation who are interested in an approach that is faithful to the text and the traditional Reformed hermeneutic that Scripture must interpret Scripture. I recommend this book as a must read for anyone who wants to begin a study of Revelation as a corrective to the common contemporary approaches that lead to more questions and puzzles than answers.
Posted by Ed Hill on 14th Jan 2014
Dr. Gentry does a great job of sticking to the goal of providing a simple, brief treatment on how to interpret Revelation. I appreciate the book as much for what is NOT in it, as for what is in it. Gentry avoids criticizing other views, and just presents a strong case for his own view. I am looking forward to the publication of his exegetical comentary.
Posted by Jason g. on 29th Jul 2013
Your work has had a great (understatement) impact on me
Posted by S. Richardson on 16th Apr 2013
Just finished your book: "The Book of Revelation Made Easy." (Excellent book by the way.) Revelation finally makes sense. :) Can't understand why this is not preached from pulpits! I have been a Christian for approx. 45 years (now 52 yrs. old) and I have always felt there was "something" missing in my understanding of prophecy. There is an ignorance of the historical facts related to the fall of Jerusalem as recorded by Josephus and other historians. I am trying to understand why this is avoided in church discussions of prophecy. It was a necessary event and basic to understanding Revelation, Daniel and other prophecies…. How, for so long, have so many explained away words like "will happen in this generation" "soon to take place" "time is near" "Behold I am coming SOON" etc….. I find it very strange.
I have decided I will not sit in another Bible study of Revelation that takes the literal (absurd) stance of Revelation. They are missing the true beauty of the book in my opinion!
Posted by Darla S. on 4th Mar 2013
I have been thrilled with all your works and am thankful how God is working through you. I am 35 yrs old and was raised with a Plymouth Brethren background, but my family has ended up attending fundamental Baptist churches. My elder brother became Covenantal and Calvinistic in college and educated me in these areas. I enjoyed looking up your references in your writings such as The Book of Revelation Made Easy; they are all so strong that I felt I should type them all out together. I found many more as I read the Word in light of your view. I could not rest until I compiled them and this is not even close to being a comprehensive collection. Thank you again