A Gospel Pageant: a Reader’s Guide to the Book of Revelation by Allan Chapple
Allan Chapple, A Gospel Pageant: a Reader’s Guide to the Book of Revelation, Resource Publications, 2015.
Revelation is a strange and puzzling book. Apart from the few who are endlessly fascinated by it, most of us are unsure what to do with it. And since it seems so different from the rest of the New Testament, perhaps the safest policy is to ignore it. But what if that meant losing something really important? What if Revelation turned out to be a powerful and gripping presentation of the same momentous news we find throughout the New Testament? If so, bypassing it will mean that our devotion and discipleship will fail to be as deep and robust as they should be. A gospel pageant? If that is what Revelation brings us, perhaps it is time to read it again!
About the author: Allan Chapple is senior lecturer in New Testament at Trinity Theological College, Perth. He is the author of Preaching: A Guidebook for Beginners (2013), GPS: God’s Plan for Salvation (2013), and True Devotion: In Search of Authentic Spirituality (2014).