Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Adding To My Wish List

I have a pile of books to read, not counting the free ebooks I've downloaded from the web. I love to read. It's a source of relaxation and recreation for me. I also have a wish list. These are a list of books I hope to read someday, but since I don't have direct access to the gold at Fort Knox (I don't know if there is any of that left there or not), I must put the purchases on hold. Plus, I think my floor and wall are already under tremendous strain from the weight of all my books already. Time to cull the chaff and keep the kernals.

My latest additions to the wish list are two books on the book of Revelation. If you know me well, you know I have little patience with the mythology and fantasy of the "Left Behind" series. I'm definitely not a "pretribber". Go look it up if you don't know what I'm talking about.

The two books I've added to my wish list are intriging books. The first is The Theology of the Book of Revelation by Richard Bauckham. Bauckham delves deep into history to give a fresh study of this very difficult book.
The second book is Revelation And The End of All Things by Craig R. Koester. Koester is a professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He weaves both current thoughts on Revelation and current events into his historical study without the excesses of so many of the books we have today in the prophetic arena.

I look forward to adding these books to my library. They appear to really avoid the wild speculations you see in so many of today's books on Revelation and prophecy. I'll let you know down the road someday if I really enjoyed them or not and whether they are relative to anything.

Until my next...irregular post....God Bless

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