Davis had studied the book of Revelation inductively yet felt drawn to it again and again. She decided to study it again, with all of her resources, Greek/Hebrew, history, archeology, and Greek mythology books. This is the fruit of her labor.
She begins by taking us through each of the seven churches in Revelation, giving the historical context, the cultural background, who each church represents today, and what we can learn from them. She includes a section where she invites readers to ask if they are represented by one of the churches. If so, she gives suggestions of correction or continuation.
Davis has done a great deal of research. For example, I did not know the origin of the term “Lucifer” for Satan in Isa. 14:12 (KJV). She reveals the translation issue and clarifies the subject of that whole chapter in Isaiah.
Davis doesn't pull any punches. She names people preaching heresy or a false gospel. She has a whole chapter on identifying the wolves and their false doctrines. She also calls to account publishers and booksellers who promote such people.
She is also very clear on her belief in a post-tribulation rapture and why it determines how you live in these last days. This is an important point for her and she encourages us to be reading our Bible. “The only way Christians are going to survive the tribulation and persecution that is to come is by being prepared.” (113)
Davis has written about the letters in Revelation because she believes they are meant to be a warning call of repentance to each of us. Reading this book is a good reminder that it is never too late to seek God's forgiveness and repent. We may not agree with everything Davis says, but hers is a good wake up call to the church today.
Laura J. Davis was a singer and songwriter for 25 years. When an emergency surgery caused the loss of her singing voice, she turned her hand to writing. Her debut novel, Come to Me, received a Reader's Favorite Award for Historical Fiction. When she isn't writing she is reviewing books and blogging. You can find out more about her and her work at www.laurajdavis.com and www.interviewsandreviews.com.
Laura J. Davis, 148 pages. Go here to buy the book, read an excerpt and watch a book trailer.
I received a complimentary copy of this book through the Book Group network for the purpose of this independent and honest review.