Revelation What is it? Revelation 1:1 announces both the book’s title (it is a “revelation”) and its divine author (“Jesus Christ”). The book is an “unveiling” of unseen spiritual forces operating behind the scenes in history and controlling its events and outcome. The type of writing is called “apocalyptic”. So, if you hear the word “apocalypse” you aren’t necessarily talking about the end, you are just talking about something hidden being revealed.