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

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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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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 has been chief education advisor at Pearson since September 2011 and is the founder of Delivery Associates. In 2001, he founded the Prime Minister s Delivery Unit in No10, Downing Street, which he ran until 2005. In this role he was responsible for ensuring delivery of the government's domestic policy priorities across health, education, crime reduction, criminal justice, transport and immigration. The sustained focus on delivery from the heart of government, and the processes the PMDU developed, were a significant innovation in government, of interest to numerous other countries and global institutions such as the IMF and the World Bank. Tony Blair described the PMDU as utterly invaluable. From 2005 to 2011 he was a partner at McKinsey and Company where he played a leading role in creating a public sector practice and founded the global education practice. In 2009 he founded, in Washington DC, the Education Delivery Institute, a not-for-profit organisation that works with more than a dozen US States to apply systematic delivery approaches to improving outcomes in schools and public higher education. Since 2009, on behalf of the British government, he has visited Pakistan over 30 times to oversee a radical and, so far, successful reform of the Punjab education system. He is the author of numerous books and articles, such as "How to Run a Government "published by Penguin" "in 2015 and "Instruction to Deliver (Methuen 2008)", which tells the story of his time in Downing Street, and was described by the Financial Times as one of the best books about British government for many years. "Deliverology 101" is the textbook on how to deliver in government and was written as the curriculum for the Education Delivery Institute.

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