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In "Revelation: The Way It Happened," Lee Harmon leads his readers, verse by verse, through the events of Revelation, adroitly explaining the relevance of these scriptures while seamlessly weaving in a father-and-son discussion of the Apostle John's frightful letter. Meet Samuel and Matthew, two Jews living in Ephesus fifty years after the death of Christ, and share in the...more
Paperback, First, 328 pages
Published December 15th 2010 by Langdon Street Press (first published December 13th 2010)
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David
I grew up in an evangelical Christian culture that is obsessed with the final book of the Bible, Revelation. People in my family and church often spoke of Revelation as the blueprint for the end-times, which are certainly going to happen soon. This fervor increased with the release of the Left Behind book series. These books popularized the “futurist” and “dispensationalist” interpretation of Revelation.

In some way, those books began my movement away from such understanding. As a teen, I found t...more
Lee Harmon
Feb 01, 2011 Lee Harmon rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Reprinted by permission from author Stephen M. Wylen

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"If you are a Christian who loves the Bible, wouldn't you want to know how the words of the New Testament books were heard by the ears of their earliest listeners, for whom they were written? That is the purpose for which Lee Harmon wrote his book Revelation: The Way it Happened. In my opinion Mr. Harmon succeeds in reaching this goal. He is historically accurate and true to his faith.

Revelation: The Way it Happened is history written as a...more
Llevi
"Lee Harmon's REVELATION: THE WAY IT HAPPENED represents an important contribution to our understanding of the mysterious Book of Revelation and early Christianity. He interprets it against the backdrop of the Jewish War in the late 60's A.D. that saw the destruction of the Temple and a huge number of Jewish deaths.

John, the author of the book of Revelation, uses Josephus' monumental account in The Jewish War. Harmon astutely observes that Christians of the time, like the Jewish people, had to r...more
Vicki Liston
Author Lee Harmon tackles the most elusive and mysterious book of the Bible in his new release, “Revelation: The Way It Happened”. Within its pages, Harmon explores what he believes to be a more probable interpretation of Revelation’s meaning. Fascinating, intelligent, and definitely plausible, “Revelation: The Way It Happened” is a powerful read.

“Revelation: The Way It Happened” is the study of the book of Revelation and told from a first century Jewish-Christian perspective and takes into acco...more
Buddy Helms
"Revelation - The Way it Happened" by Lee Harmon is a thought provoking book; however, it is not an easy read. Thought provoking books seldom are. I remember a theology professor in college saying that if Revelation were totally futuristic, one might wonder what meaning it could have carried for a first century believer. Lee Harmon answers his query. He traces the historical application of the book of Revelation and much, much more. He peruses the entire book adding comments about the history, t...more
Robert Core
Revelation: The Way It Happened, like the scriptural Book of Revelation, is seriously quirky. Author Lee Harmon seems to almost invent a new genre here by combining elements of religion, history, fantasy, and mysticism into a surprisingly workable tale. Probably what cements the whole improbale mix is the author's undeniable scholarship and love for his subject manner.
Lee starts with the premise John the revelator wrote for a first-century audience, about first-century occurences, and expecting...more
Clark Goble
When author Lee Harmon approached me on goodreads.com about reviewing this book I wondered if he knew what he was asking. My reservations were based on the knowledge that our doctrinal beliefs couldn’t be further apart. Harmon is a self-described follower of the “historical Jesus” which means “he appreciate(s) and attempt(s) to exercise the humanitarian teachings of Jesus without getting hung up on supernatural or religious beliefs” (taken from Harmon’s Goodreads page). My views are quite differ...more
Beric Croome
My wife leant me her Kindle to read "Revelation - the way it happened" as I have long had an interest in comparative religion.

I found this story to have an interesting premise and to be intellectually challenging, pressing me to think out of the box with the way the well-researched scholarly material was mixed with telling a story. It did take me some time to get used to the modern voices of the main characters. However, as I am used to legal texts and non-fiction reading material about the dif...more
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...more
Susan
Lee pens "Revelation: The Way it Happened" in a story line that interweaves fact and fiction which is easy to understand, and I found quite enjoyable to read. A truly interesting read that shows the author's intense research which it kept my interest from the start. Highly recommended for all readers open to another persons take on the Bible.

This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
Arthur Wiggins
Lee Harmon has tackled an extremely difficult challenge, an analysis of the book of Revelations, and made it doubly difficult by writing it as a story. His effort is to be commended and encouraged, as he has produced an eminently readable book. All that stands in the way of a 5-star rating is the interruptions in the story that the thorough analysis requires. I look forward to reading more from Lee Harmon.
Darrin Niday
for a Fictional story, this is a great study, I thought he has put a lot of information about a really tough book in the Bible to study.
Very informative, Lee has done a great job giving very detailed information and made it easy to read and study, I am very impressed with his Biblical knowledge and look forward to reading more of his writing.
Carol
This book certainly made a lot of sense to me. I felt it was well supported and convincing and I wish people wouldn't keep looking anxiously for the end of the world
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Hello! I'm an author, historical Jesus scholar, book reviewer, and liberal Christian, which means I appreciate and attempt to exercise the humanitarian teachings of Jesus without getting hung up on supernatural or religious beliefs. I am put off by neither the atheist nor the strict fundamentalist ... or, for that matter, the Muslim or Buddhist. All are brothers, and none h...more
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