JR Foresters and Jon Middendorf were featured recently in a CPL webinar on Making Sense of Revelation. They mentioned several helpful resources – commentaries, preaching helps and more. Below is a more comprehensive bibliography.



The Book of Revelation

Study Resources

Aune, David E. Revelation 1-5. Word Biblical Commentary. Word Books, 1997.

Aune, David E. Revelation 6-16. Word Biblical Commentary. Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1998.

Aune, David E. Revelation 17-22. Word Biblical Commentary. Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1999.

Barr, David L. Tales of the End: A Narrative Commentary on the Book of Revelation. Polebridge Press, 2nd Edition, 2011.

Beale, G. K. The Book of Revelation. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1999.

Boring, M. Eugene. Revelation. Interpretation. John Knox Press, 1989.

Caird, G. B. The Revelation of St. John the Divine. Harper’s New Testament Commentaries. Harper & Row, 1966.

Dawn, Marva J. Joy in Our Weakness: A Gift of Hope from the Book of Revelation. Eerdmans, 2002.

Daniels, T. Scott. Seven Deadly Spirits: The Message of Revelation’s Letters for Today’s Church. Baker Books, 2009.

deSilva, David A. Seeing Things John’s Way: The Rhetoric of the Book of Revelation. Westminster John Knox Press, 2009.

Friesen, Steven J. Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins. Oxford University Press, 2006.

Howard-Brooks, Wes and Gwyther, Anthony. Unveiling Empire: Reading Revelation Then and Now. Orbis Books, 1999.

Koester, Craig R. Revelation and the End of All Things. Eerdmans, 2001.

Kraybill, J. Nelson. Apocalypse and Allegiance: Worship, Politics and Devotion in the Book of Revelation. Brazos Press, 2010.

Mangina, Joseph L. Revelation. The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible. Brazos Press, 2010

Peterson, Eugene H. Reversed Thunder: The Revelation of John and the Praying Imagination. HarperCollins, 1991.

Roloff, Jürgen. Revelation. A Continental Commentary. Fortress, 1993.

Rossing, Barbara R. The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation. Basic Books, 2005

Rowland, Christopher C. The Book of Revelation. The New Interpreter’s Bible. Abingdon, 1998.

Talbert, Charles H. The Apocalypse: A Reading of Revelation of John. Westminster John Knox Press, 1994

Witherington, Ben III. Revelation. The New Cambridge Bible Commentary. Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Wright, N.T. Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church. Harper Collins Books