Coming Soon: Unlocking the Book of Revelation and Applying Its Lessons Today (Google eBook)

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Emmaus Road Publishing, 2005 - Religion - 326 pages
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Is there a book of the Bible more often discussed and yet less understood than the Book of Revelation? The "seven seals." The "dragon." The "beast." The "sea of glass." The fantastic imagery found in the Book of Revelation has long captivated Christians but remains mysterious to many. In the midst of so much discussion about the end times, what does Revelation teach us about living in the present moment, with our eyes focused on the heavenly Jerusalem? Michael Barber's Coming Soon explores these questions by taking a detailed look at Revelation and its rich tapestry of prophecy, history, and biblical allusion. Barber explores the profound link between the Mass celebrated here on earth and the eternal reality of heaven, demonstrating that the Apocalypse reveals truth that has practical implications for today and points to a firm hope in tomorrow. Coming Soon is a verse-by-verse commentary on the Book of Revelation using the Revised Standard Version: Catholic Edition of the Bible. Barber provides a Catholic interpretation, which sees the liturgical background of this book of Scripture-a perspective missing in many Protestant commentaries.
  

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Review: Coming Soon: Unlocking the Book of Revelation and Applying Its Lessons Today

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Coming soon certainly explored the apocalypse and the Book of Revelation. I'm not Catholic so the interpretation was sometimes off for me. I liked the study questions and discussions, they certainly ... Read full review

Review: Coming Soon: Unlocking the Book of Revelation and Applying Its Lessons Today

User Review  - Goodreads

Coming soon certainly explored the apocalypse and the Book of Revelation. I'm not Catholic so the interpretation was sometimes off for me. I liked the study questions and discussions, they certainly ... Read full review

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Contents

HOLY GHOST WRITER Who Wrote the Apocalypse and When?
THE END OF THE WORLD AS WEVE KNOWN IT The Importance of AD 70
REVELATIONS MASS APPEAL The Liturgy of Heaven
IN ALL HIS GLORY AND SPLENDOR Johns Vision of the Son of Man Rev 1120
PS REPENT The Seven Letters Rev 21322
ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN The Seven Seals Rev 41617
RANSOM CAPTIVE ISRAEL The Restoration of Israel with the Nations Rev 7117
TRUMPETING GODS VICTORY The Seven Trumpets Rev 811119
BEAUTY AND THE BEASTS The Church and Her Enemies Rev 131158
WHEN HE REIGNS HE POURS The Chalice Judgments and the Fall of Babylon Rev 1611621
THE WHOREABLE CITY Rev 1711921
THE PERENNIAL MILLENNIAL QUESTION The ThousandYear Reign Rev 20115
CITY OF ANGELS The New Jerusalem Rev 2112221
HINDSIGHT IS TWENTYTWENTY Getting the Big Picture
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY

THE ARCHETYPICAL WOMAN The Woman Clothed with the Sun Rev 12117

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About the author (2005)

Sir Michael Barber is the Founding Director of the US Education Delivery Institute, which is designed explicitly tohelp U.S. state education systems strengthen their capacity to deliver results. The US Education Delivery Institute is unique among U.S. nonprofits in that it focuses on exclusively on how to get things done, rather than what to do. Barber is an Expert Partner in McKinsey and Company s Global Public Sector Practice and head of its Global Education Practice. He works on major challenges of performance, organization, and reform in government and the public services, especially education, around the world. He is coauthor of the widely read international benchmarking study How the World s Best Performing School Systems Come Out on Top (Barber & Mourshed, 2007). Prior to joining McKinsey, Barber was (from 2001) Chief Adviser on Delivery to the British prime minister, Tony Blair. As head of the Prime Minister s Delivery Unit, he was responsible for the oversight of implementation of the prime minister s priority programs in health, education, transport, policing, the criminal justice system, and asylum/immigration. The approach to delivery he developed is widely seen as constructive and innovative and has been described by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the frontier of performance management in government. His (2008) book about this experience Instruction to Deliver: Fighting to Reform Britain s Public Services was described by the Financial Times as one of the best books written on British government for many years (Bogdanor, 2007, para. 12) and has been read by political leaders on five continents. Between 1997 and 2001, Barber was Chief Adviser to the Secretary of State for Education on School Standards. Prior to joining government, he was a professor at the Institute of Education, University of London. His other major publications include The Learning Game: Arguments for an Education Revolution (1997), How to Do the Impossible: A Guide for Politicians With a Passion for Education (1997), and The Virtue of Accountability (Boston University 2005). His advice on public policy, especially education, has been sought by governments in over 20 countries, including Australia, the USA, Russia, Estonia, Chile, and Hong Kong, and by major international organizations, including the Organization of Economic Co-Operation and Development, The World Bank, and the IMF. He is an Honorary Doctor at the Universities of Exeter, Nottingham, Trent, and Wolverhampton and a Visiting Professor at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, and the Institute of Education, University of London.

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