The Revelation gives a dramatic account of the earth’s last days and of Jesus’ return, but it oftentimes seems that over the centuries Christians have struggled to properly fit the puzzling pieces together. Differences of opinion and interpretation have and can obscure the book’s remarkable message. Dr. Custer combines stellar scholarship with profound application to provide an in-depth look at Revelation. Drawing from a broad selection of views and perspectives, From Patmos to Paradise strives to bring a closer understanding to its readers and consequently help them enjoy the blessings promised to those who read the Revelation of Jesus. In the Introduction Dr. Custer discusses such important topics as authorship, purpose, different dispensational views, the kingdom of God, and the significance of numbers. A chart paralleling Genesis and Revelation is included, along with several helpful outlines.
Stewart Custer received a B.A. and M.A. in Bible and a Ph.D. in Greek text from Bob Jones University. He began teaching at BJU in 1955 as a graduate assistant in Greek. Besides teaching Biblical Theology, Methods of Bible Exposition, and advanced Greek courses at BJU, Custer was the director of the university’s planetarium and produced programs for public viewing. He was chairman of the Division of Bible and editor of Biblical Viewpoint, the journal of BJU’s School of Religion, until his retirement. Dr. Custer has been in demand as an expository preacher, visiting many churches to present a series of expositions on a single book of Scripture or to speak on specific topics such as the fallacies of evolution or the inspiration of the Bible. He currently serves as the pastor of Trinity Bible Church in Greer, SC.