Select Bibliography for the Book of Revelation
Introductory Guides to the Book of Revelation
Vern S. Poythress, The Returning King: A Guide to the Book of Revelation (P & R) -- Highly recommended basic guide. Good background material, theological content. Best place to start.
Michael Wilcock. The Message of Revelation, The Bible Speaks Today (IVP) -- Part of the IVP “Bible Speaks” series. Good for personal study. Includes study/discussion questions.
Commentaries on Revelation
Simon J. Kistemaker, Revelation (Baker) -- Solid Reformed amillennial approach to the text, part of the series of commentaries begun by William Hendricksen.
G. K. Beale, The Book of Revelation: A Commentary on the Greek Text (Eerdmans) -- The best academic commentary on Revelation in print, period! But it is for advanced readers and quite expensive.
William Hendricksen, More Than Conquerors: An Interpretation of the Book of Revelation (Baker) -- For many years the Reformed standard, now outdated.
Dennis E. Johnson, Triumph of the Lamb: A Commentary on Revelation (P & R) -- The best all-around commentary on Revelation. If you plan to buy only one book on Revelation, this should be it.
Richard Bauckham, The Theology of the Book of Revelation (Cambridge) -- Very good topical treatment of the major themes running throughout Revelation.
Richard Bauckham, The Climax of Prophecy (T & T Clark) -- For advanced students, very insightful look at some of the structural and theological issues facing the interpreter of Revelation.
Colin Hemer, The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia: In Their Local Settings (Eerdmans) -- Background information on the seven churches. Updates and replaces Ramsey
Mark Wilson, Charts on the Book of Revelation: Literary, Historical, and Theological Perspectives (Kregel) -- Very helpful material, indeed invaluable.