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5.0 out of 5 stars The High Road in the end-times discussion of Heaven
Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2017
For such a time as this… Huffman and Woodward offer the right food, in season, to the body of Christ! The discussion of sanctification and glory has been neglected in Christian teachings to such an extent that these terms might sound like “Old Fashioned” concepts, from the by-gone days of King James English. The authors skillfully provide overwhelming biblical support for God’s plan for sanctification. Not only that, Gary and Doug draw the reader to consider the actual process of glorification – a fascinating discussion that creates a hunger to experience all that God has in store for His children. Creative analogies, images, “Deep Dives,” and bountiful Bible citations guide the reader into a full understanding of exactly what will be revealed, in us, in heaven, and in our eternal environment. Those who have ministered in the church understand how difficult it can be to convey what the Lord has revealed to the minister. The Revealing succeeds in developing these precious insights so that the reader can lay hold of them personally. Truly a kingdom work – recommended to every believer who is ready to put on their most holy faith.
5.0 out of 5 stars In Christ our eternal hope of glory it’s “Revealing”!
Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2017
It is with gratitude to our Lord and with great enthusiasm I am privileged to introduce you to the newly-released book The Revealing: Unlocking Hidden Truths on the Glorification of God’s Children by my friend and colleague Doug Woodward and new friend Gary Huffman. Doug is a prolific author who has written or co-authored fourteen books! I first met Doug W. several years ago at a conference in Branson and since that time the Lord has established a friendship that has become a great personal blessing for me! We have had many discussions on eschatology and various biblical themes over the past several years in the context of Doug’s authorship of some of his books.
I personally consider Doug and Gary’s most recent book The Revealing as the quintessential work of Doug’s which he has written or co-authored to-date! Doug gives substantial credit of the theme of this book to his colleague, Gary Huffman. The emphasis on personal as well as corporate sanctification and maturation of believers as members of the Body and Bride of Christ as the necessary prerequisite for glorification is phenomenal! The fact is that for every believer God’s supreme goal is to conform us to the image of Christ (Rom. 8:29) as the Holy Spirit continues the work of travailing “until Christ is fully formed in us” (Gal. 4:19); as we corporately continue to “grow up into Christ our head” (Eph. 4:15) until the Body of Christ attains the purpose for this dispensation stated in Eph. 4:13 “until we all reach oneness in the faith and in the (full) knowledge of the Son of God, [growing spiritually] to become a mature believer (literally until we all attain the corporate goal of one united perfect Man i.e. Eph. 2:15), reaching to the measure of the fullness of Christ [manifesting His spiritual completeness and exercising our spiritual gifts in unity] (Amp). Before the creation of the universe, including angels, God predestined the Body of Christ to gain possession of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ as our inheritance (Eph. 1:4 w/ 2 Thess. 2:14 w/ Col. 1:27). The Holy Spirit through Paul references this supreme goal in the context of the second advent in 2 Thess. 1:10: when He comes to be glorified in His saints on that day [that is, glorified through the changed lives of those who have accepted Him as Savior and have been set apart for His purpose], and to be marveled at among all who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed and trusted [and confirmed in your lives].
Let us continue to follow Paul’s example and exhortation of Phil 3:7-17 until we, as one glorified Body of Christ, are caught up to meet our Lord face to face in the air and so “we shall ever be with the Lord.” Unto that glorious end I commend this book!
Doug Riggs, Pastor
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read
Reviewed in the United States on December 25, 2020
Unfortunately the concept of magnificent Glory is not easily defined or taught. Every Christian will find this book edifying as it defines our destiny. In the days ahead, understanding our destiny will be indispensable. This book will impact your spiritual life as few books have done in the past.
The buzz word of tranhumanism abounds in society, For the Christian however, the buzz word is transformation. This transformation needs to be understood despite any seeming impossibility of comprehension. “The Revealing” is just that, it reveals a process of assurance endowed with God’s Magnificent Glory which is our final destiny. It is one to read and reread.
Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2021
Had I read the book 5 years ago I’d probably have given it a 5.5/5; as I was then a pre-wrath rapture/pre-mill guy. But even now as an Idealist Amill I still have to give it maybe a 4/5, it is really good and certainly made me think even though it didn’t change my eschatological stance.
I agree with the author on what Glorification is just not on when it happens. The book relies alot on the doctrine of the secret Rapture as a preceeding event to the second coming but never really attempts in the book to try and prove it from scripture. And without that presupposition his understanding of the “When and Why” wouldn’t really work. But I am fully on board with Gary as to the “What”. In the early pages of the book he explains his background and how some charismatic groups in the past had taken the doctrine of Glorification into dangerous territory. This book is a valiant effort to reclaim the doctrine from the aberrant hyper charismatic fringe. For that I applaud him and give a hearty 4/5 stars despite my differing eschatological stance.
If you’re a charismatic pre-mill pre-trib you’re going to love this book!