Triumph of the Lamb: A Commentary on Revelation
Johnson, Dennis E.
The book of Revelation is arguably the most difficult book to understand in the entire Bible. It confronts the reader with a strange world of alien imagery and apocalyptic symbolism. Many commentaries seek to communicate the central truths of the book, but they err in being either too simplistic or too technical. Johnson’s commentary on Revelation is both clearly written and academically competent. The author reminds us that the book of Revelation is designed to unveil the realities of kingdom conflict that provide the ultimate context surrounding the world in which we live. The historical conflicts mirror heavenly conflicts in the invisible world, and the book of Revelation provides us with an inspired interpretation of these events. What is the secret to understanding these events? The answer is simple: the Lamb has triumphed! Johnson demonstrates that the central message of Revelation is that Christ in his humiliation and exaltation has triumphed over Satan and his demonic host. Revelation is designed to edify and encourage a beleaguered church since “the victory belongs to God and his Christ.” Johnson’s commentary is sane, clear, and instructive for all who wish to obtain a deeper understanding of Revelation’s central message. - Jeff Waddington - Westminster Bookstore Staff