Christopher L. Scott
Occupation Small Groups Pastor
Education Graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary
Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine. Zondervan, 1994.
I have been reading this for my ordination oral exam and have found it excellent! Each chapter is only about 20 pages but the chapters are specifically focused on single topics such as "Sufficiency of Scriptures" "Authority of Scripture." Besides Ryrie's "Basic Theology" this is perhaps my favorite theology book.
Hitchcock, Mark. ed. Revelation (The John Walvoord Prophecy Commentaries). Moody Publishers, 2011.
I was surprised to see this near the bottom of the list. Walvoord is very direct in his views but also will list other views. He explains the text well. In our Bible study group one lady says she reads this every week and finds it helpful to her as a layperson.
“Revelation” in James, 1 & 2 Peter, Jude, Revelation. CBC. Tyndale House Publishers, 2011.
There are six commentaries I read for our small group study in the book of Revelation and this one is my least favorite. Every paragraph Mullholland mentions "Babylon" even if it is nowhere in the context of the passage. He also makes some broad statements on NT Greek grammar that do not seem to make sense. Such as the "gnomic" aorist is a present reality now, therefore these truths are present in our time. A little confusing of a commentary.
Revelation for Everyone. NTE. S.P.C.K. Publishing, 2011.
Some of Wright's hermeneutics are very different than mine. He leans heavily on the "symbolic" interpretation. However, his pastoral applications and illustrations in this commentary are the best I have ever read in a commentary. Great devotional reading.
“Revelation” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary New Testament. Victor Books, 1983.
Sometimes too brief since it is a commentary on the entire NT.
Revelation. 2 Vols. WEC. Moody Publishers, 1992.
I've been using this for our small group study on the book of Revelation. This is the most in-depth commentary I have used for the book of Revelation. Very good and very thorough.
Revelation. BECNT. Baker Academic, 2002.
I've been using this for our small group study on the book of Revelation. Osborne has been one of my favorites. He explains his position well and also provides many other views on difficult passages. I think I have appreciated the detail that he goes into in order to explain views contrary to his own. This can be confusing at time but has helped me understand some of the less popular views.