Although the Prophet Joseph Smith called the book of Revelation “one of the plainest books God ever caused to be written,” for many readers it’s one of the most perplexing. Intimidated by the book’s unfamiliar imagery and seemingly hostile message, Latter-day Saints tend to skip over its pages-yet by doing so, we miss an incredibly rich treasure trove of insight and inspiration. In this landmark guide to the sacred text, gospel scholar and Church Education System instructor Reg Christensen convincingly shows that its purpose is not to frighten or confuse its readers but rather to build our faith in and reliance on Christ, give us hope through difficult times, and assure us of the Lord’s love for us and the eventual triumph of good over evil. Written for everyday Saints, this volume takes a simple, comfortable approach to the book of Revelation. Rather than offering in-depth interpretations of every beast and symbol, it focuses on the plain and precious truths therein that can enlighten and bring healing and peace into our daily lives. With a voice both engaging and encouraging, the author offers a variety of personal insights, clarifying comparisons, and quotes from general authorities that help illuminate the book’s uplifting themes and enable us to taste the hidden sweetness in this unique portion of the word of God.
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