The Book of Revelation is one of the most controversial books in the Bible. This book is one of the primary causes of major divisions between denominations. Despite the promise of being blessed as stated in Revelation 1:3, it is often misunderstood and causing many Christians to avoid reading it. Rose Publishing has produced a PowerPoint that explains the four viewpoints: Historicist, Preterist, Futurist, and Idealist. Additionally, it synopsizes the messages of the seven churches, seven seals, seven trumpets, seven symbolic histories, seven bowls, seven messages of judgement, and seven vision. I would recommend it to any theologians who teaches about prophecy especially when addressing the future of the Universal Church.
For personal study, the PowerPoint could be used as “cliffs notes” to obtain insight into the different viewpoints, events, and imagery expressed the writer of the Book of Revelation, John. However, if new to studying God’s word I would recommend that attending a biblical study class on prophesy or on the Book of Revelation. The “Understanding The Book of Revelation PowerPoint” provides discussion questions with answer keys included to review highlights of the study. The “discussion questions” reiterate the fundamentals of what the PowerPoint has offered. Overall, the PowerPoint provides an objective training and does not support one viewpoint over the other. As a course, it could be used by any denomination that utilizes the Holy Bible.