Revelation God’s Word for the Biblically-Inept

Revelation    God’s Word for the Biblically- Inept        Daymond R. Duck                                   Starburst Publishers   Lancaster, PA   1998                                                                                 NOTE:   In 2010, Larry Richards and Zondervan Publishing released an updated copy of Duck’s original entitled  “Revelation,  The Smart Guide to the Bible” in paperback and Kindle edition

“Revelation (God’s Word for the Biblically-Inept) is a revolutionary commentary for those who are not interested in all the complicated stuff.”      Daymond R. Duck actually does include the “complicated stuff”  in this writing but,  he uncomplicates it for the common reader.  In this, one of the many books he has authored on the topic of prophecy,  he promises to keep it simple.  And he delivers.                                                                                                                                                   Rev. Duck uses a verse by verse application with icons for sixteen pragmatic sections.  Each chapter covers one chapter of the book of Revelation beginning with sidebars announcing the chapter highlights,  cross referenced scriptures and definitions of pertinent terms for the chapter.  An introduction to the chapter is quickly followed by the verse by verse  NIV text included.                       Icons by  Reverend Fun, (Dennis Max Hengeveld)  point the reader to key points, key symbols, and study questions.   Readers are directed specifically to “something to ponder”,  something to remember and warnings.   The book includes quotes from other prophetic teachers and related current events.   Keep in mind the book is over thirty years old, so these sections are dated.                                                                                                                                                          Despite the not so current events and Duck’s scholarly position,  his writing is easy, understandable and Biblically sound.  The sections directing the reader to enhanced understanding are enjoyable as well as educational.  Cross referencing scripture enhances the prophecy and is a bonus for those wanting to go further in their study.                                                       All in all,  this is a must have for the ordinary  Christian seeking to understand Revelation without being terrified!

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