JAY A. PARRY and DONALD W. PARRY. Understanding the Book of Revelation. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1998.
MICK SMITH. The Book of Revelation: Plain, Pure, and Simple. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1998.
A need exists for good, LDS-oriented commentaries on the scriptures, especially biblical texts, and these two volumes begin to meet that need. Revelation is a glorious book but is frequently obscure and difficult for many to understand. These commentaries should encourage greater interest in the book of Revelation among Church members and lead them to ponder this important text in ways they may not have previously considered.
The authors of Understanding the Book of Revelation are brothers Jay and Donald Parry. Jay has published widely and chaired a general Church curriculum writing committee; Donald teaches Hebrew at BYU and is deeply involved in the international Dead Sea Scrolls project. Mick Smith, author of The Book of Revelation: Plain, Pure, and Simple, is currently director of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln Institute of Religion.