Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thriving in Babylon by Larry Osborne

Thriving in Babylon
Thriving in Babylon (David C. Cook, April 2015)
Meet a man forced to live in a fast changing and godless society. He faced fears about the future, concern for his safety, and the discouragement of world that seemed to be falling apart at warp speed.
Sound familiar? His name was Daniel, and with the power of hope, humility, and wisdom, he not only thrived, he changed an empire while he was at it. Though he lived thousands of years ago, he has a much to teach us today.
Even in Babylon, God is in control.
In Thriving in Babylon, Larry Osborne explores the “adult” story of Daniel to help us not only survive – but actually thrive in an increasingly godless culture. Here Pastor Osborne looks at:
—Why panic and despair are never from God
—What true optimism looks like
—How humility disarms even our greatest of enemies
—Why respect causes even those who will have nothing to do with God to listen
—How wisdom can snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat
For those who know Jesus and understand the full implications of the cross, the resurrection, and the promises of Jesus, everything changes—not only in us, but also in our world.
My opinion: This book was a very interesting read and was a great reminder for me that many of those people in times past have faces the struggles and challenges that we face in this day and age.  The story of Daniel has always been one of my favorites, he was someone who trusted in God and did not let the world around him sway who he was. This book is a great reminder that much like Daniel we live in a very wicked society and like Daniel we have the opportunity to change the world we live in. This was a well written, engaging read that really got me thinking. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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