Logos Bible Study presents this informative lecture on the text of the final book of the New Testament, Revelation. The lecturer, Dr. Bill Creasy, is a passionate and knowledgeable biblical scholar as well as an engaging speaker. In his composed voice, he gives clear historical context for this section of the Bible while providing clear explanations for religious and nonreligious listeners, making this audio lecture intellectual but entirely approachable. With his years of experience as a professor, Dr. Creasy has impeccable dramatic pacing and enunciation. This live lesson is a delight for those listeners eager to learn more about this seminal text.
Dr. Creasy has noted on many occasions that the Bible—in its final, finished form—is a unified literary work that is linear in structure. Its main character is God, its conflict is sin, and its theme is redemption. Viewing the Bible from this perspective, the curtain rises on our story in Genesis 1, and it falls in Revelation 22. From a literary perspective, Revelation is the final chapter in a sprawling 2,000 page, 66-chapter story. As the conflict of sin enters the world in Genesis 3, so is it finally and definitively resolved in Revelation 20. Then, in Revelation 21 and 22 our linear narrative bends back around on itself and we have a new beginning: We are back in the Garden of Eden—the New Jerusalem—where there is “no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
In the New Jerusalem “God’s dwelling place is among people, and he will dwell with them.” In the New Jerusalem God will walk with his people in the cool of the day, just as he did with Adam and Eve at the start in the Garden of Eden. In Revelation 21-22 we come full circle. Join Logos Bible Study’s Dr. Bill Creasy as together we bring down the curtain on the story of fallen humanity and celebrate a new beginning, redeemed by God!
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This is the first book I've listened to by Dr. Bill Creasy and after this I plan on exploring all the books of the bible he did a study on. He does an excellent job of explaining and breaking down the symbolism and history of Revelation and lets you know when its a simple literal explanation so you don't get overwhelmed.
I have always been overwhelmed by reading Revelation because of the extreme visions and what you should see and expect to happen. I've always been interested in it but somewhat afraid of how to understand it. Dr. Bill Creasy makes it very simple to understand and almost like a light bulb goes off when I'm listening to his explanations.
I highly recommend this audiobook to anyone wanting to seriously understand Revelation.
Evangelical Christian, forty years retired law enforcement, Graduate DePaul University.
I have listened to this Book three times and I continue to pick new information!
Dr Creasey makes it clear that he is a Bible teacher not a Bible preacher. As a Bible teacher, he’s very good. He has a wealth of historical information that he folds into his Bible lectures which is very helpful.
This study isn’t going to reveal anything controversial. Having gone through Dr Creasey’s 60hr through the Bible course (highly recommended), I would say there isn’t much more you will get from this study than what is in the two or three lessons at the end of the 60hr course. But, if you’re like me, I enjoy his studies and plan to go through the individual lectures one at a time.
As a criticism, I don’t like how he brings in Daunte’s Inferno or the Divine Comedy as additional books to explain Satan or Hell. The Bible is the Word of God everything else is not in the same ballpark. You need to balance this study with Bible teaching at your local Bible believing church. I don’t know if Dr Creasey starts or ends his lectures with prayer and the prayer is removed from this audio, but I would have liked to hear a prayer to bless the teaching as it is critical when you study the Word of God.
An entertaining study with the context of the Bible interwoven into an understandable overview of the book that reveals Christ in his second coming.
I am one of those people who read the last chapter first to make sure the book rands well before I commit . LOL. I have read the Bible and head it taught all my 63 years but I have never been brave enough to tackle Revelation . Dr. Creasy taught and explained it so well that I think I will go back and start at the beginning with him. Thank you Dr. Creasy.
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