Friday, April 10, 2009

Painting Revelation by Debby Topliff

Painting Revelation is a unique combination of art, personal testimony and Bible Study presented by Debby Topliff. Debby is a multi-talented lady who felt compelled to express her understanding through art, and as a result she has created a beautiful collage of pictures that represent the images she discovered as she studied the book of Revelation. The DVD is divided into five sections that take the reader through all of the major events recorded by John when he wrote the final book of the Bible. The DVD also contains study questions, a leadership guide for small-group study, discussion questions and instructions from the author of how to use the material she has created.

I think the purpose of this DVD is not so much deep theological study as it is an encouragement from one believer to another not to miss the blessings found in this prophetic book of the Bible. Many people, myself included, tend to shy away from these prophetic events because they seem difficult to understand or even frightening to consider. Debby states her intention for this DVD very clearly when she says; “My intention is to show what the Bible actually says so you can uncover its meaning for your own life and receive the blessing promised to those who read and hear the words of this prophecy and take it to heart.” Throughout the DVD she often points out the many hopeful, promise-filled passages that are intertwined with the prophetic images. Truly, as believers, we can look at this book as God’s promise fulfilled.

Painting Revelation can be enjoyed individually or as a six-week Bible study for small groups. I think it would even be appropriate for young adults/youth groups because it focuses more on the general principles presented in the book of Revelation rather than delving deep into every single detail of the prophetic images. This was a very different and refreshing presentation of God’s work in another believer’s life, and I really enjoyed it! I hope you will take a closer look into God’s word and enjoy Debby Topliff’s artwork along the way. You can learn more about Debby and how to purchase your own copy of Painting Revelation by visiting

About the Artist:

Debby Topliff received her bachelors degree from the University of Michigan and her masters degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois. She and her husband live near Lake Michigan.

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