This is a great book on a hotly debated topic. There are two rival historical-fiction interpretations of Revelation: Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins and The Last Disciple by Hank Hanegraaff and Sigmund Brouwer. LaHaye's is futurist, meaning that most of the predictions will happen in the future. Hanegraaff's is preterist, meaning that many of the predictions have already happened as the Christian Church formed in the first and second centuries. Hanegraaff's book is handicapped because the average reader can't distinguish the real characters and events from the fictional ones. I know the history very well because I researched and wrote a preterist interpretation, which I condensed into my present book. I provide the historical facts of that period and show how the facts relate to Revelation. The history in my condensed book is very interesting and accurate. If you are interested in Left Behind or The Last Disciple, I think you will find my book very helpful.