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Overview Uttinger demystifies Revelations by focusing the reader on the big picture--that Christians serve the risen, victorious Lord of time and eternity. (Christian)
Publishers Description ForewordNot many years after my conversion I determined to master the book of Revelation I thought to myself that the best way to comprehend this mysterious book was to remain unsullied by all the publications and bizarre ideas then in vogue. If I approached Revelation with a blank mind and read it through at several sittings, then its truths would begin to dawn.I would develop an understanding pristine and virgin pure. So, I read it repeatedly, thinking that repetition would lead me to enlightenment. But after my plan was completed, I found myself just as frustrated as before. My real need was twofold: A Christ-centered teacher and an interpretive tool to help excavate some of the gold ore from this mine of kingdom-truth. The tool did not have to be a multi-million dollar mining-apparatus just an inexpensive pick-axe that would serve the purpose of picking up some placer gold, thank you. In this little volume, A Whole New World, independent scholar Mr. Greg Uttinger provides the tool necessary for wondering, intimidated or blank-minded Christians who think that the Revelation is limited to Greek scholars or those waiting until their octogenarian years before devoting themselves to its study. Although far more than a mere grid, Mr. Uttinger?'s book provides a framework by which we can read the entirety of the Revelation with profit. For example, an understanding of the events, metaphors and symbols of the Old Testament are key interpretive tools. A person untaught in the Old Testament and unaware of even a few important chapters in the New Testament (i.e., Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21, etc.) will struggle mightily. However, by using the grid this book provides, the interpreter?'s understanding will be greatly enhanced. The reason is that the grid is derived from the book of Revelation itself and not from any outside interpretive model or prejudice. George Santayana once said that brevity is almost a condition of being inspired. Brevity may have a stronger punch than a literary tome. Before we can have the last word, we must first hear the first word. This little book is that first word. This means it can be safely placed into the hands of any Christian, regardless of age or spiritual maturity. It gives each Christian a jump-start, significantly reducing the likelihood of a reading stall. The book of Revelation is indeed a revelation, a revelation for all of God?'s people. A Whole New World shows how this is true. Jim West, Associate Professor, City Seminary, Sacramento, California
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Studio: Nordskog Publishing, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5" Height: 0.24" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2007
Publisher Nordskog Publishing Inc.
ISBN 0979673607 ISBN13 9780979673603
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More About Greg Uttinger
Mr. Greg Uttinger provides the tool necessary for wondering, intimidated, or blank-minded Christians who think that the Revelation is limited to Greek scholars or those waiting until their octogenarian years before devoting themselves to its study. Although far more than a mere grid, Mr. Uttinger s book provides a framework by which we can read the entirety of the Revelation with profit. For example, an understanding of the events, metaphors, and symbols of the Old Testament are key interpretive tools.
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Endorsements and What Readers are Saying Jan 13, 2009
I've read through "A Whole New World," and thought it was an excellent treatment of the book of Revelation. I handed it to my wife when I was done and told her that she would get an excellent overview of The Revelation of John by reading it. Greg Uttinger does a great job of laying out the big picture using the Old Testament as a backdrop for our understanding. (I look forward to reading the other books as well). Blessings!
PB Executive Director - Association of Classical & Christian Schools (Moscow, Idaho) March, 2008
Greg Uttinger's book is refreshing for its brevity; it does not confuse the reader in the minutia of exposition. It demystifies Revelation by focusing the reader on the big picture. I do not agree with all of what the author says, but I would nevertheless encourage anyone to read it. Here is why. There are several views of Revelation that I believe are faithful to its message. Partial preterists, like Uttinger, believe much of the book was fulfilled by A.D. 70. Historicists believe the book represents the battle between Christ and Satan in the entire inter-advent period described sequentially. I follow the idealist view which also sees it as a description of the entire inter-advent period, though not viewed sequentially. All these positions are in agreement in seeing Jesus Christ as presently "the prince of the kings of the earth" (1:4). The blessing on those who read, hear, and keep the message of Revelation (1:3) was not referring to the academic or technical interpretation of the details of the book, but to its core message--that we serve the risen, victorious Lord of time and eternity. Uttinger's book is faithful to that "Revelation of Jesus Christ" (1:1). --Mark R. Rushdoony President, Chalcedon Foundation