Week 1 – Revelation Introduction and Chapter 1

Is everyone ready to begin our study of the Revelation to Saint John! I’m so excited for everyone to start and to read your comments and thoughts as we journey through this apocrypha book.

For this week, I would like everyone to become familiar with the Book of Revelation by reading the Introduction for it in the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible (i.e. your study guide). In it, you will learn about the Author, Date it was written, the Literary Background, and the Interpretive Views. To be clear, I am referring to the Introduction for Revelation, not the one for the Letters to John (for those who purchased the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible for the first, second, and third letters to John and Revelation).

In addition to reading the Introduction, please also read chapter one and the corresponding notes. Furthermore, I’d love to hear from everyone on the Private Chat Room for our group on Facebook. Please go there to input your answers to the study questions and any other comments that you may have.

There is a wealth of additional material on the internet and in other books regarding the Book of Revelation. So, feel free to use those as well (please make sure they are in communion with Catholic teaching) and add any thoughts or information you would like to share regarding this on our private chat room page.

For those of you who have Michael Barber’s book entitled “Coming Soon: Unlocking the Book of Revelation and Applying Its Lessons Today,” I suggest you read the first four chapters. Within these chapters, it covers an introduction to the Book of Revelation and its first chapter. Feel free to share your thoughts about any of this as well with the group on our chat room page.

If you are not a member of our private chat room on Facebook, but would like to be, please contact me.

Happy New Year and best wishes for a wonderful study.

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