I have started reading and highly recommend for anyone interested in eschatology, Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum's book: Footsteps of The Messiah (updated edition is 2003, 2004). It is a verse by verse explanation of the Book of Revelation!
First of all Dr. Fruchtenbaum, a Messianic Jew, is the BEST there is out there in terms of explaining the Scriptures from a Jewish perspective. What other perspective SHOULD there be? Jesus was a Jew, lived and taught the Jews, etc. So a Jewish perspective to one's Bible study is imperative if one is to understand, for example, a Jewish wedding (nothing like a western wedding), or what they understood when Jesus said in John 10:7 Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. It's more than you have heard in Sunday school class!
But I digress....................
Footsteps of the Messiah makes Revelation and end times Scripture clear and understandable in every day language. Dr. F. thinks of everything.........so (and this is just icing on the cake!) he included in the back of the book a Scripture Index, so you can look up ANY other Scripture and go directly to the page on which he talks about it!!!! Dr. Fruchtenbaum's web site is Ariel.org.