Book review: Revelation: The Way it Happened

by Lee Harmon


A writer is forever learning. In this review by Goodreads reviewer “Phil,” I learned never to park things atop the ark (too informal, I assume), and to be more sensitive about Jewish facial features. I made both modifications in my “corrected copy.” (Seriously, I did! It’s my job to learn and avoid what offends people!)

From Phil:


It seems it has taken me a long time to read this book, but there were two factors – one, I enjoyed it so, that it gave me food for thought, and, two, a minister friend (not on Goodreads) was so captivated by my description of it, I had to lend it to him.

Pity the poor librarian who has to classify the book! It is neither exegetical commentary on the Book of Revelation nor an historical novel! (Official rules state, however, it must be classed as fiction.)

I might have given the book the full five stars, except for some “infelicities.”

For example, the Cherubim can be said to have been placed on the Ark of the Covenant, but “parked”?

And the description of Samuel’s deceased wife’s nose as “dainty … so contradictory to her Jewish heritage …” Seriously ??

Otherwise, I enjoyed this largely Preterist commentary on Revelation.


  1. I wonder where librarians place the Left Behind series.

    By the way, did you know that Hank Hanegraaff has a fiction book out that has a preterist approach to the Book of Revelation?

  2. I think this is one of three in a series for Hanegraaff. A new one is out, or just around the corner. I think I’ll be reviewing it.

    I enjoyed the first one because of the topic! Not the best fiction writer, but good enough to hold my interest for sure.

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