By: Larry Osborne
David C. Cook, 4050 Lee Vance View, Colorado Springs, CO 80918. 978-1434704214, $ 15.99, 2015, 199 pages
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake
A Contemporary Perspective of the Person, Writing, Culture, and Spiritual Influence of the Man Daniel – the Old Testament Prophet
In his book “Thriving in Babylon,” bestselling author, Larry Osborne introduces a new perspective on the character, writing, and the incredible spiritual influence of the prophet Daniel in the midst of the godless culture and society of ancient Babylon, known for its wickedness, evil, and debauchery. He parallels this with a challenge for Christians today to become a positive influence for change in a culture and society comparable to a modern day Babylon.
Although Osborne alludes to the well-known courage of Daniel, his deliverance from the lion’s den, and the important prophecies found in his writings, his emphasis is on Daniel’s hope, humility, and wisdom in carrying out God’s purpose for his life.
Larry Osborme is senior pastor of the North Coast Church in Oceanside, California and a best-selling author. North Coast Church is among the top 10 most influential churches in America. His writing is clear, credible timely, articulate, and packed with personal application.
“Thriving in Babylon – Why Hope, Humility, and Wisdom Matter in a Godless Culture” contains a message for every Christian today seeking to make a positive impact on our culture by introducing the relevancy of the gospel message in the midst of the spiraling downward trend in Biblical core values in the world today.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.