FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Preaching magazine’s March/April 2013 issue recognized Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary president Paige Patterson’s Revelation volume in The New American Commentary series among the best books for preachers in 2012. The article, written by Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr., examines commentaries as well as books on theology and ministry.

“The Book of Revelation has been one of Paige Patterson's life-long obsessions, and it was natural that he would be asked to write this volume,” Mohler says.

“Patterson's new commentary is richly Christological and pays close heed to the text, offering a wealth of exegetical and theological insights, mixed with his own helpful observations, drawing from history and observations of life. Patterson is surely right when he observes with specific reference to Revelation 22:17,“ ‘The plaintive plea of the Spirit and the bride concluding the Apocalypse should be the appropriate consummation of the message of the church in every age.’””