The "Final Truth" of the Book of Revelation

Part One: A Dramatic History...the Birth of the "Beast"...Part Two: The Trial of Contemporary "End-Times" Doctrine

Christian - General
800 Pages
Reviewed on 04/24/2018
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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

The “Final Truth” of the Book of Revelation is a wonderful book that offers a compelling exegesis of one of the most controversial books in the Bible — the Book of Revelation, a book that has been at the root cause of a doctrine that has rocked Christian culture over a long period of time. This book is divided into two parts: “A Dramatic History...the Birth of the ‘Beast’” and “The Trial of Contemporary ‘End-Times’ Doctrine.” James Michael Golding castigates the false doctrines of end-times that are designed to nurture fear, helping readers to uncover the truth hidden within the cryptic texts. The author notes that the truth should be soothing and liberating, and moves on to explore the deeper meaning of the Book of Revelation, enabling readers to understand God’s will for them and the hidden importance of the text.

I have read a lot of literature on the end-times and nothing comes close to James Michael Golding’s exposé of this book. Readers will understand how fanatics have used this book to spread a deceptive message to followers of Christ, and not the proper message of God’s endearing and liberating truth. The writing is awesome and it flows with poetic eloquence. The author writes with the confidence of one who knows what they are talking about. The phraseology is unique, at times poetic, and most often thought-provoking. There are many insightful passages in this book and some are filled with truth. For example: “As generous as the Lord is with challenges; as to God’s will, He is much more generous with ability.” The “Final Truth” of the Book of Revelation is very informative, well-written, and packed with religious insight. Readers are blessed to encounter the author’s spiritual experience, beautifully written into this book.

Divine Zape

The world is filled with prophetic messages pertaining to end-times, and at times, the description of the apocalypse can be frightening. Some so-called prophets instill a deep-seated sense of fear in their followers with messages of the imminent destruction of life as we know it. But is this the real message of the Book of Revelation? In The “Final Truth” of the Book of Revelation, James Michael Golding tackles this subject and demonstrates the pitfalls in the doctrines that harp on a deceptive end-times concept while offering intelligent, contextual, and theologically healthy interpretations of the texts that have baffled both theologians and scholars over the years.

This is not a book you’d read in one sitting. It is dense, but written in a very enjoyable style and a compelling voice. The author provides plenty of imagery and allegories that carry his message effectively to readers. He weaves his personal experience of God and his faith into the book, sharing personal encounters with people of faith and with God’s liberating truth. The book is divided into two parts — in fact they read like two books in a series. In the first part, “A Dramatic History...the Birth of the ‘Beast,’” the reader understands the foundations of this reflection, captured through the author’s unique experience and, in the second part of the book, “The Trial of Contemporary ‘End-Times’ Doctrine,” readers are led deeper into the meaning of the Book of Revelation. James Michael Golding comes across as an expert in the theology of end-times, helping readers to contextualize the message of the Book of Revelation in the overall dynamics of God’s loving plan for humanity. In this book, you’ll discover the core message of one of the most mysterious books in the Bible and God’s plan for your life.

Vernita Naylor

Cecil B DeMille’s The Ten Commandments, Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, The Hughes Brothers’ The Book of Eli and the works of William Shakespeare all come to mind as you read The "Final Truth" of the Book of Revelation by James Michael Golding. Just like these movies, this Christian book contains the same essence of intrigue, murder, mayhem, signs, betrayal and tribulations that have surrounded the Book of Revelation for centuries. The Book of Revelation includes the apocalyptic, prophetic and written word according to John, focusing on the books of The New Testament. Golding has formulated this book as if you were part of a theater production, which creates a platform to better understand the message of the End Times Truth. Additionally, Golding takes parts of the well-known stories of the Bible, like Daniel and the interpretation of dreams, and David and Goliath, and interweaves the controversial, highly debated and End of the World elements that the Book of Revelation contains.

I found that this book has several strong elements for what the reader needs in learning about the Book of Revelation. This two-part book is a long read and, just like in the Bible, you will be able to obtain an excellent foundation of God’s Word. Golding was after the truth of the biblical End Times dilemma that many of us are seeking. He diligently sought the voice of God to create this book, which is something that we all need to do - whether we're in church hearing the Word, reading the Word for ourselves, or living in this world. God is all around us and it is He that orders our steps and makes us aware of the snares that are designed to entrap us. In this book, Golding is sharing the Revelation knowledge that God provided to him to share with the reader.

Charles Remington

The Final Truth of The Book of Revelation is a rather long but intricately researched study of the parts of the Christian Bible which include predictions and revelations, mainly from the Book of Daniel and Revelation. The author, James Michael Golding, has chosen to present his work in the form of screenplays and has divided the text into two sections. The first deals with the historical events in ancient Rome and Judea from the time of the Apostles, around 35 to 75 A.D., and prepares the groundwork for the author’s analysis of the biblical predictions which are dealt with in the second part of the book. Book two is structured in the form of a court hearing with the protagonists presenting their findings to a jury and being cross-examined by a number of clerical experts.

The characters are carefully drawn by an undeniably skilful wordsmith and present a folksy courtroom atmosphere that reminded me of the courtroom scenes from Harper Lee’s classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. This part of the book contains a huge amount of detail cross-referenced to various books of the Bible and linked to historical events in Rome, Judea and the surrounding areas. The facts on which the author bases his assertions regarding the end of days predictions are presented in a straightforward, sometimes humorous way, but if you plan to check the claims yourself, be sure to keep a Bible and an encyclopedia at your elbow.

I will refrain from revealing the evidence presented in the said court and the final conclusions, but I think it is safe to say that the author presents a very different and somewhat controversial view of biblical Armageddon and the end of times doctrine than is commonly preached or currently understood by adherents of the Christian faith. In the words of James Michael Golding, The Final Truth of The Book of Revelation is a work inspired by God and the Holy Spirit, who opened his eyes to the truth and guided him through this arduous task. It is a work of breath-taking scope and, if often controversial, it nevertheless represents the author’s honestly held views.

Ray Simmons

The "Final Truth" of the Book of Revelation by James Michael Golding is a masterpiece and should be read by anyone seriously interested in unique interpretations of the Bible. The amount of reading, research, and prayerful thought that went into this book staggers the mind. A long book, this is no weekend read. Nor should it be. This is a book for Christian readers who are serious about their Bible. A lot of Christians are especially fascinated by the Book of Revelation and the end of days. This book is for them. I found that the Bible was factually presented and the interpretations of the readings highly unique.

It is hard to review a book like this. For plot, I chose to use the structure or way the book is presented to the reader. I think it is good and easy to read. The first part is a dramatic documentation of the history of man’s early beginnings, and how that period relates to the end times and prophecy. This is the part I actually liked most. The second part takes the form of a trial or courtroom scene. It is dramatic and even moving. James Michael Golding has a way with words. He is especially good at coining phrases for situations from the Christian perspective. I liked this book. I know my mother, a good Christian lady, is going to love it. This is a book it is going to take years to really absorb, appreciate, and fully understand. But I think Christians will know that it is certainly worth it.