With the millennium and prophetic pronouncements about the Second Coming fast approaching, Piper provides a well-crafted examination of one of the most misunderstood books of the Bible, guiding readers through Revelation and offering "Points to Ponder" for more in-depth consideration. This book offers a solid but easy-to-follow explanation of the text, and a scholarly but easy-to-understand approach to this important subject of "the last things." As your stack of millennium reading grows, put it all into perspective with Piper's important reader's guide to the Book of Revelation. Read and understand Revelation with the help of this well-crafted examination. "You put the Book of Revelation in its primary place and offer both wisdom and good judgment for the reader. There are few pastors who would not benefit greatly from your work. It has immediate value as we approach the millennium." Dr. Richard C. Bosse Stewardship Specialist, ELCA Toledo, Ohio Dean J. Piper is pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Vance, South Carolina. He also serves part-time as South Carolina Synod Stewardship Specialist through the Division for Congregational Ministries of the ELCA. Piper has pursued graduate studies in Apocalyptic Literature and has maintained a 30-year interest in studying and teaching the last book of the Bible. He earned the B.A. degree from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, and M.Div. and D.Min. degrees from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio.