This lovely book is an illustrated interpretation of the Book of Revelation based on Baha'i sources revealing the Apocalypse as the story of seven Faiths and Empires whose materialism and militarism have caused the mess the world is in, specifically the apocalyptic war w waging between the Muslim Militarism of the Middle East and the Malignant Materialism of the Christian West. Its strikingly lively translation sticks to the intention of the Greek original. The original, rationally consistent, remarkably holistic, and comprehensively profound interpretation bridges religious faiths, transcends religious dogma, and explains nineteen centuries of troubled events in Christianity and Islam with clear insight. It supplies a template of understanding and global peace that will influence many future works. This book is must reading for anybody striving to penetrate the hidden secrets of the Apocalypse. Its readers will never look at the Apocalypse the same again.
John Able MD is a retired physician who practiced intensive-care medicine in the UK, the USA, and Israel, and who trained and taught at Cambridge, University College London, Baylor, and the Hebrew University Medical Schools. He grew up in Cold War Europe under the threat of the nuclear holocaust of the Battle of Armageddon described by the Book of Revelation. Two miles from where he attended school stood three Thor rockets pointed at the USSR and tipped with nuclear bombs possessing 450 times the explosive power of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs. Now retired, Able has discovered what the Apocalypse of the Armageddon that faced him in the 1950s was then and is now. His discovery has led him to write Beyond Malignant Materialism.