Thursday, November 14, 2013
Featured Book: "At the End of Time"
I am currently leading a discussion group on the book of Revelation at St Luke Church (which sponsors this website). One of the books I've found helpful in learning and thinking about Revelation is called "At the End of Time: The eschatological expectations of the Church," by Bishop Gerasimos of Abydos.
This short work (only 94 pages) is a different sort of Revelation book. It is not a commentary, it is not a book trying to decipher the symbology. It is, instead, a thoughtful look at the overall message of Revelation and what it means to our personal history and to the history of the world. It is "His-story"--God's story of how he will deal with mankind within time. Yes, Bishop Abydos does talk about the Apostle John and his mystical visions, but above all, Bishop Abydos asks us to see Revelation as a comfort and as a guide to how we will live in eternity and the choices we make.
I highly recommend this book. It is so sensible and straightforward. It is practical and makes us realize the part we play in the big picture. I think that Bishop Abydos really hits on what's really important in Revelation. I recommend the book to you all.
You can receive two credits for reading this book. Simply read it, fill out the General Worksheet for books (available from the lessons tab), and e-mail your work to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com for credit. May your reading be blessed!