Is there a book of the Bible more often discussed and yet less understood than the Book of Revelation? The “seven seals.” The “dragon.” The “beast.” The “sea of glass.” The fantastic imagery found in the Book of Revelation has long captivated Christians but remains mysterious to many. In the midst of so much discussion about the end times, what does Revelation teach us about living in the present moment, with our eyes focused on the heavenly Jerusalem?
Michael Barber’s Coming Soon explores these questions by taking a detailed look at Revelation and its rich tapestry of prophecy, history, and biblical allusion. Barber explores the profound link between the Mass celebrated here on earth and the eternal reality of heaven, demonstrating that the Apocalypse reveals truth that has practical implications for today and points to a firm hope in tomorrow.
Coming Soon is a verse-by-verse commentary on the Book of Revelation using the Revised Standard Version: Catholic Edition of the Bible. Barber provides a Catholic interpretation, which sees the liturgical background of this book of Scripture—a perspective missing in many Protestant commentaries.
Michael Barber is Professor of Theology, Scripture and Catholic Thought at John Paul the Great University. He completed his Ph.D. in Theology at Fuller. He has an M. A. in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and received his B. A. in Theology and Philosophy from Azusa Pacific University. Dr. Barber is the host of ‘Reasons for Faith Live’ a radio show heard nationwide each Friday at 2pm ET on EWTN’s Radio Network. In addition to teaching at JP Catholic, he teaches classes for the Diocesan Institute of San Diego, where he helps to form the future deacons and religious educators of the Diocese. He lives in San Diego, CA with his wife Kimberly and their children.