A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance
by Fred Zaspel
I have read two previous books by Melvin Tinker (here and here) and found them to be both engaging and beneficial. And I’m always curious to check out new works on the book of Revelation. So I was eager to get hold of this new title when I saw it coming. I was not disappointed.
Tinker does not offer a commentary on the book of Revelation, nor does he offer a defense of your favorite millennial view (or anyone else’s favorite millennial view, for that matter). What he gives us is a clear presentation of the message of Revelation – a message, as his subtitle tells us, of comfort and encouragement in the Triune God to his faithful people. Tinker makes sure we grasp the significance of the apostle John’s portrayal of God in Revelation chapters 4-5 as the backdrop for the rest of the book. Rich and suggestive – frankly excellent preaching that conveys Revelation’s intended message.
If you are afraid of the book of Revelation because of its extensive imagery, read this book first to gain your bearings.
FYI, here are some of Tinker’s other works:
- That Hideous Strength
- Reclaiming Genesis
- Intended for Good
- Wisdom to Live By
- If God is So Good Why are Things So Bad?
- What Do You Expect?
- Alien Nation
- Tales of the Unexpected
- Mass Destruction
- A Lost God in a Lost World
- Salt, Light, and Cities on a Hill
- The Renewed Pastor
- Touchy Topics
- The Anglican Evangelical Crisis
- Road to Reality
- Body Beautiful: Recovering the Biblical View of the Church
- Close Encounters
Buy the books
THE FIRST AND THE LAST: THE COMFORT OF THE TRIUNE GOD IN REVELATION, by Melvin Tinker