In Joy in Our Weakness best-selling author Marva Dawn explores the book of Revelation, showing how this rich portion of scripture can provide immense comfort to those who suffer.
Neither a commentary on Revelation nor a devotional book -- though offering the best aspects of both -- Joy in Our Weakness is a theological and practical guide that ushers readers into the presence of Christ and his lordship over the powers of evil. Dawn writes compassionately for those who suffer, for this book was born out of her own struggles with physical limitations and chronic illness. Her personal insight and deep knowledge of the biblical text will help the whole church learn how to find joy in even the most troubling circumstances of life.
Joy in Our Weakness begins with principles for correctly reading Revelation, a discussion of its message and theological truths, and an explanation of Dawn's own "theology of weakness." The book then guides readers through the whole of Revelation, pointing out the errors of those who try to calendarize or sensationalize the scripture and leading readers instead to the way that Revelation reveals Christ's lordship, exposes the workings of the powers, and sustains those who suffer until evil is ultimately defeated. Thus Dawn's engaging study not only helps readers better understand Revelation but also restores the original purpose of the book -- to comfort those who are afflicted.
Now thoroughly revised for a wider readership, Joy in Our Weakness will provide a tremendous source of biblical inspiration for people who grieve as well as practical instruction for those who care for them.