Continuously in print since 1939, this acclaimed commentary on the Book of Revelation is a favorite of scholars and laypeople alike. William Hendriksen unfolds the mysteries of the apocalypse gradually to help Christians understand that "we are more than conquerors through Christ who loved us."This commemorative edition includes a biographical tribute of the prodigious author. Solid scholarship and simplicity are combined, making this commentary useful to laypersons, pastors, and teachers.
Although "More Than Conquerors: An Interpretation of the Book of Revelation" was first published in 1939 it is still widely read today and has become a classic in the field. William Hendriksen, the author, is an amillennialist and his interpretation of the book is primarily spiritual. The purpose of the book, says Hendriksen, is to "comfort the militant Church in its struggle against the forces of evil." By developing this point he shows how Revelation is as relevant to Christians today as it was to John's immediate first-century audience. Much of what Hendriksen says is compatible with the view of postmillennialists who believe that the millennial age takes place from the binding of Satan at the time of Christ's death, resurrection, and ascension until the return of Christ in glory to judge the living and the dead.
"More Than Conquerors" is a fairly brief book that provides an excellent introductory study of the book of Revelation. It is not a detailed verse-by-verse commentary.