I am currently preaching two Sundays at my home church in Sheffield on an introduction to the book of Revelation. I began yesterday with an interactive quiz which I adapted from a Belief.net website, talked about some basic principles of interpreting apocalyptic literature and finished with a reflection on Chapters 4 and 5 – the song of creator and the new song of the worthy one. You might enjoy trying the quiz for yourself.
I found running the entire text of Revelation through wordle.com a fascinating exercise. The result is on slide 20. You can see clearly the book is about God, the earth, is written in metaphors (see the size of the word ‘like’), messages are delivered by angels and the book uses numbers i.e ‘seven’.