Michael Battle is an Episcopal priest, chaired professor, author of ten books, and sought-after speaker and retreat leader. His ministry covers the globe.

Michael Battle is an Episcopal priest, chaired professor, author of ten books, and sought-after speaker and retreat leader. His ministry covers the globe and focuses on Christian reconciliation, human spirituality, and Ubuntu (the African worldview of community). He has been selected by national and international organizations as one of the most interesting religious leaders today. Michael lived in residence with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa for two years, 1993-1994 and was ordained a priest in South Africa by Desmond Tutu in 1993.

Michael Battle is an Episcopal priest, chaired professor, author of ten books, and sought-after speaker and retreat leader. His ministry covers the globe and focuses on Christian reconciliation, human spirituality, and Ubuntu (the African worldview of community). He has been selected by national and international organizations as one of the most interesting religious leaders today. Michael lived in residence with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa for two years, 1993-1994 and was ordained a priest in South Africa by Desmond Tutu in 1993.

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"Michael Battle is a fitting name to write a commentary on Revelation. The archangel Michael battles the forces of evil hell-bent on moving God's creation toward destruction. . . .he is also a fitting person . . . not only did I ordain him a priest, I also watched him over the years grow as he continuously integrated theology with the practice of ministry."
-Desmond Tutu

"Michael Battle is a fitting name to write a commentary on Revelation. The archangel Michael battles the forces of evil hell-bent on moving God's creation toward destruction. . . .he is also a fitting person . . . not only did I ordain him a priest, I also watched him over the years grow as he continuously integrated theology with the practice of ministry."
-Desmond Tutu

"Michael Battle is a fitting name to write a commentary on Revelation. The archangel Michael battles the forces of evil hell-bent on moving God's creation toward destruction. As I have reiterated, however, no such evil will ever prevail. Michael Battle is also a fitting person to write this book: not only did I ordain him a priest, I also watched him over the years grow as he continuously integrated theology with the practice of ministry. In such an integrated way, Michael invites the reader into the birthing process of heaven on earth. As with any birth, we must move through pain and struggle toward the life that God continues to create. Our politics, economics, spirituality, environmentalism, and much more move through such purgation to new life. And God will not abandon us. God, like a mother, holds us even now as we must move toward wisdom and maturity." ----------------- Desmond Tutu

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"To read the book sanely and Christianly but still to keep our ears and eyes open to the depth of its imaginative challenges, we need a sane Christian expositor who also understands what matters about poetry and politics, and who knows what prophecy is and isn't. Michael Battle is wonderfully well equipped as a guide to such a reading, and his reflections are going to be a really valuable framework for many people." --Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

"To read the book sanely and Christianly but still to keep our ears and eyes open to the depth of its imaginative challenges, we need a sane Christian expositor who also understands what matters about poetry and politics, and who knows what prophecy is and isn't. Michael Battle is wonderfully well equipped as a guide to such a reading, and his reflections are going to be a really valuable framework for many people." --Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

"To read the book sanely and Christianly but still to keep our ears and eyes open to the depth of its imaginative challenges, we need a sane Christian expositor who also understands what matters about poetry and politics, and who knows what prophecy is and isn't. Michael Battle is wonderfully well equipped as a guide to such a reading, and his reflections are going to be a really valuable framework for many people." --Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

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Heaven on Earth: God’s Call to Community in the Book of Revelation

Michael Battle offers a unique, alternate look at the book of Revelation in Heaven on Earth: God’s Call to Community in the Book of Revelation. Battle contends that Revelation is a hopeful call to bring heaven on earth, not a frightening vison of the end times. He presents Revelation as a guide that can show us how to live in community with one another. To order, click here.

Praise for Heaven on Earth:
“Michael invites the reader into the birthing process of heaven on earth. As with any birth, we must move through pain and struggle toward the life that God continues to create.”
—Desmond Tutu

“In the hands of Michael Battle, [Revelation] becomes a source of encouragement and challenge for building community in a world in global crisis. Michael writes with passion, insight, a wry humour, and clarity.”
—John W. de Gruchy, Emeritus, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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