In every age, people have tried to make sense out of the Book of Revelation. Unfortunately, most fail to grasp its spiritual meaning and rich theological insights simply because they fail to read apocalyptic literature correctly. Sensational theories and interpretive schemes to explain the supposed meaning behind Revelation's cryptic symbols and baffling images often confuse, frustrate and even deceive many sincere Catholics. So how can Catholics make heads or tails of this mystifying book and, more importantly, spiritually benefit from this inspired text?
In this series, Catholic Scripture scholar Michael Barber offers a chapter-by-chapter exposition of the final book of the Bible. With his easy-to-understand yet comprehensive presentations, you'll discover the major themes and helpful messages contained in St. John's sometimes baffling text as Michael's teaching supplies the interpretive key needed to unlock the door to understand and apply these insights into your everyday life.
In three informative talks, you'll finally understand just what it is that Revelation is revealing! As you uncover the one interpretive theme that allows the reader to make sense of every page of Scripture, you'll get a "sneak peak" of God's plan for your eternity - for only by viewing world events and personal experiences in view of our eternal goal can believers come to fully appreciate the relationship between the Church's work today and what is yet to come when Christ the King returns! By learning to identify the Old Testament references and New Testament imagery employed by the Beloved Disciple, you'll gain a greater understanding of the text's historic context and its application to Christian living today.
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