Book Review: Revelation: Four Views – A Parallel Commentary

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Have you had nagging questions even after hearing several teachings on the book of Revelation and the End Times?  Although I am still reading Revelation: Four Views, Revised and Updated – A Parallel Commentary by Steve Gregg, it has answered some of those nagging questions I have had for years.  Things that I had been taught just didn’t seem to square up with Scripture.  Some things seemed to have been forced, like trying to push a square peg into a round hole.  I’m not saying I understand it all now, but I feel like the dimmer switch has been turned up and opened my understanding regarding more than just the subject of the End Times.

The book is set up in four parallel columns, presenting the four most commonly held views of interpretation.  It is easy to read, so it’s a great resource for anyone interested in learning more about the book of Revelation and end times theology.  It might even answer some nagging questions you have.


Disclosure:  After stumbling upon it, I bought the book myself, and although the link above is an affiliate link, I am not required to give a favorable review.  This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.   I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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10 responses to “Book Review: Revelation: Four Views – A Parallel Commentary

  • Tienny The Storyteller

    Rene, I do have nagging questions also after hearing several teachings on the book of Revelation and the End Times 🙂


  • cspindler

    I’ve not read this book but the writer of the forward, Robert Clouse, edited a book called “The Meaning of the Millenium” in which the proponent of the four view each took their position and then critiqued the others’ stands. While it is challenging to find a unanimous interpretation on this point of theology, it’s wise to come to a personal conviction, while showing charity to those whose opinion differs.

    Perhaps you’ve heard of the fifth view, “Pan-millennialism;” it will all pan out in the end. 🙂

    • Rene Yoshi

      [chuckle] Yes, I have heard of that fifth view, and I do think it wise to come to a personal conviction while showing charity. Although I have seen some good principles or applications in all the views, the one I have the most difficulty with is the one whose interpretations border on mysticism. Thank you, Pastor Spindler! 🙂

  • pastorjimmyreagan

    I think these books sharing various views are a great idea. This looks like a good one!

    • Rene Yoshi

      I agree, and although I recognize the validity of teaching the view believed to be the right one in order to be more keenly aware of what is false, I believe it is also beneficial to be taught what other views exist and why… especially on controversial subjects that scholars have debated for years. Like Pastor Spindler indicated above, the primary thing is charity (love) in all things. Thank you, Pastor Reagan! 🙂

  • Unshakable Hope

    Are you sure I won’t get more confused if I read it? 🙂

    • Rene Yoshi

      LOL… I guess that is a possibility, but you seem to have a sensitivity toward the Spirit, so I think some things will click and be solidified, while other things may remain hidden. After all, the secret things belong to the Lord, right? Thanks, Bill. 🙂

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