Item description for Revelation's Rhapsody: Listening to the Lyrics of the Lamb: How to Read the Book of Revelation by Robert Lowery...
Overview When you open the pages of this book, don't look for a line-by-line commentary or detailed explanations for every symbol in Revelation. Dr. Lowery has provided general guidelines for interpreting what John was seeing and the message he was passing on from Christ to his readers. A thorough understanding of these guidelines will help each student delve into the mystery of Revelation and find a clear, easily understood message intended for Christians of every century.
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Studio: College Press Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jul 31, 2006
Publisher College Press Publishing Company
ISBN 0899009468 ISBN13 9780899009469
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More About Robert Lowery
Lowery is Professor of New Testament at Lincoln Christian Seminary.
Reviews - What do customers think about Revelation's Rhapsody: Listening to the Lyrics of the Lamb: How to Read the Book of Revelation?
This book is worth a LISTEN TO Feb 18, 2008
So many books have been written about the Book of Revelation. Most just add to the cacophany and discord. This one is truly a sweet melodious addition to a serious study of the Book of Revelation. His use of the metaphor of music truly helps to communicate the original intent and understanding of this book of the Bible in a most unique way.
Rhapsody is the first of what planned to be a 2 volume work. This book serves as an introduction to the study of Revelation and I understand that a follow up volume will provide commentary for the book. Mr. Lowery writes from a well of study that is at least 30 years deep. He is a loved and respected college and seminary professor who has studied and communicated the Book of Revelation and related issues in classrooms and churches all over the country.
I must confess that I had the opportunity and blessing to be one of Dr. Lowery's college and seminary students during the late 70's and early 80's. I also focused my studies on the Book of Revelation. I was excited to learn that he was finally beginning to write a book like this. And of course I thought I had heard all there was to hear from Dr. Lowery and knew all that he might write in such a book. I was absolutely and wonderfully blown away by how deep and wide his understanding had grown as well as his ability to communicate the richness of this scripture since I had studied with him. He writes with a depth and a freshness that only a faithful servant and humble student of scripture could. And he writes with the simplicity of one committed to communicating God's Word clearly to the church.
I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking a clearer understanding of the capstone of God's revelation to His church. I anxiously await volume 2 and thank Dr. Lowery for his addition to the study of what has historically been a confusing book to many if not most. Dr. Lowery doesn't add to the "noise" but brings us sweet sweet music. Thank-you Dr. Lowery.
Revelation's Rhapsody Mar 9, 2007
Dr. Lowery did an excellent job in shedding true light on a very difficult subject. Too many people today don't take into consideration that Revelations applied mainly to the people of John's time - First Century AD. This is a must read for everyone interested in the true meaning of Revelation. You can tell that a lot of study and thought has gone into this book.
Sweet Music Nov 30, 2006
A highly readable and instructive book. Lowery writes his book from the perspective of pastor, preacher, and professor. His book is not a commentary, but as stated in the title, it's a book on "how to read the book of Revelation." The reader is not directed so much as what to believe, but how to arrive at an understanding of the book in a "fair and balanced" manner.
There is an appendix of numerous Old Testament allusions in Revelation, which is most useful. Another appendix is "A Key to Select Symbols In Revelation."
Lowery also includes a glossary of terms, a list of recommended commentaries (graded for three levels of biblical knowledge), and a bibliography. There is no index.
I believe clergy, biblical higher education students, and lay persons alike will enjoy and benefit from Lowery's book.
Although the book is small (222 p.) be prepared to spend extra time to lookup numerous scripture references included. It is time well spent. The book provides an excellent launching pad for further serious study of a New Testament book which is much misunderstood and under appreciated.