Catholic Review of: Wisdom for Everyday Life from the Book of Revelation
Fr. Richard Veras
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By Jessica Welsh (IN) - See all my reviews
Wisdom for Everyday Life - Most appropriate title for any book!
While reading Wisdom for Everyday Life From the Book of Revelation, I am literally holding a treasure trove of life-affirmation in my hands.
The author, Fr. Richard Veras, classifies this book as an introduction – and oh my! What an introduction!
Right away, Fr. Veras sets the context of symbolism in both history and in current culture, ending with the words “As you read the book of Revelation along with me, my hope is that you will discover Jesus anew and thus discover who you are as one of His disciples. You will be amazed at how important your life really is!” (bold is mine)
With these words, my expectations for this book sky-rocketed. They were not left unfulfilled. This book is truly an introduction, but what depth it contains. Portions (lines, paragraphs) beg to be read again, revealing greater richness each time.
The author breaks the Book of Revelation into small chunks (1-5 chapters) and addresses the symbolism in each one, applying it historically to the Old Testament as well as to instances in current culture and even in his own life. We are led through the chapters towards a deeper and deeper understanding of our role as a Christian – as a disciple of Christ.
My only complaint is that I want a sequel! I want to delve even further into this climactic Book of the New Testament and how they apply to our lives, my life, right here, right now.
Portions of Revelation and other Scripture passages are quoted directly in the book; other Scripture passages are referenced. I strongly suggest having the Bible next to you so as to review the referenced Scriptures.
Physically speaking, this book is easy on eyes – the lines are spaced apart enough that the relatively small font is not a strain on my eyes, even as I read by night-time lamplight (I couldn’t put the book down, except to go get my Bible!)
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