BOOKS – Recommended Reading:
John F. Walvoords books – John F. Walvoord, long-time president of Dallas Theological Seminary, was one of the most prominent evangelical scholars of his generation. He is considered perhaps the world’s foremost interpreter of biblical prophecy. (May 1, 1910 – December 20, 2002) – http://www.walvoord.com/books
Are we living in the End Times by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins – Tyndale House Publishers
Revelation Unveiled by Tim LaHaye – Zondervan
Planet Earth the Final Chapter by Hal Lindsey – Western Front Ltd.
Apocalypse Code by Hal Lindsey – Western Front Ltd.
How Close Are We? by Dave Hunt – Harvest House Publishers
MacArthur New Testament Commentary – Revelation 1-11 and 12-22 (2 books) – Moody Press / Chicago
THE ABOVE BOOKS COVER INTERPRETATIONS OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION
Love the Lord Bible Studies – http://www.lovethelord.com/index.html
Online Parallel Bible – http://www.biblecc.com This is an excellent way to see some 15 different bible Parallel translations on line at the same time so you can see what each bible version’s translation is. On the right side of the page are cross references to the scripture you have selected so you can in fact check the bible with other verses. Finally at the left bottom under the 15 or so parallel translation scripture versions, you will find 10 or so Parallel Commentaries starting with Barnes and ending with Mathew Henry. This is one terrific website to use.
There are a number of study bibles I use and recommend starting with the below list.
John MacArthur Study Bible – Available in a number of versions such as NASE, NKJV or ESV. This site has a ton of sermons available from a man who has been preaching over 40 years and his father and grandfather was both called to be pastors. Listen to one of his sermons and discover this is someone you will want to listen to. He has over 3000 online sermons which are free to download as a paper copy or as a MP3 to listen to, or both. – Go to http://www.gty.org/ (And I’ve probably listened to about 1000 or more of these myself)
Nelson King James Study Bible – http://www.nelsonbibles.com/bible.php?id=72 Available in a variety of different covers.
Tim LaHaye Prophecy Study Bible – https://timlahaye.com/shopexd.asp?id=126 (King James Version)
Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible – A huge book that is 8-1/2 x 11 x 2 inches and weights some 7 pounds. Plus the type is very, very small. Available on Amazon.com
But the real secret is to not only study, read the bible daily, listen to sermons, but while you are doing this ask God for His Holy Spirit to guide you to discover His truth and for His Wisdom and Understanding to lead and guide you as you learn. And to allow Christ to be Lord of your life as you follow and obey His commandments found in the New Testament of the bible.