The Story of the Seer of Patmos
Waymark Books, 2020 M05 12 - 452 páginas
In "The Story of the Seer of Patmos," author Stephen Haskell walks readers right into the life of John the Beloved, explaining in great detail the closeness of John to God, and how, because of that closeness, John was shown many future events in vision. So much more than a story, the book delves so deeply into Revelation that it can serve as a verse-by-verse, step-by-step guide. Chock full of spiritual and historical gems, Haskell's book opens the Bible's last book up in an easily read, narrative style that explains the various symbols within John's visions and their meaning to us today.
The study of prophecy is considered uninteresting by many. Much that is written upon this subject is given in an argumentative style, which is unattractive to many minds. Stephen Haskell changes all that in "The Story of the Seer of Patmos," presenting Bible prophecy, together with details of last day events and the life of John, in a fresh way that will be interesting to young and old.
From the seven churches, to the seven seals, from fearsome beasts to the riders of the apocalypse, Haskell covers it all. His explanation of the "signs of the times" in the last 1700's and early 1800's, which included a spectacular meteor shower, the Lisbon earthquake, and the day the sky turned dark at noon, is particularly fascinating. Haskell points out that these very signs were predicted in no less than eight different books of the Bible (four in the Old Testament and four in the New), with thirteen identifying characteristics making them truly unmistakable as harbingers of the end.
When published, this classic book was "sent forth on its mission of love with earnest prayer to God that it may point all who read to the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world." It was the earnest hope of the author that, within these pages, the Bible student would find treasure, the skeptics ground for faith, and the thoughtless become acquainted with the very thoughts of God.
"Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand." (Revelation 1:3)