The Derision of Heaven: A Guide to Daniel
by Michael Whitworth | Foreword by F. LaGard Smith | ISBN: 978-0615744933 | 204 pages
$12.99 paperback | $9.99 eBook
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2013 CHRISTIAN WRITERS AWARD
Every day, it seems the world becomes increasingly hostile to Christianity. Values are being scuttled, faith is scorned, and God’s people are being marginalized. These difficult times pose two questions to Christians: How can we be the “light of the world” in such abject darkness? And how can God still be in control of all things?
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed … He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. — Psalm 2:2-4
THE DERISION OF HEAVEN, a passage-by-passage guide through the book of Daniel, will help answer those questions. Very similar to the award-winning The Epic of God, this book will help you navigate the great stories and strange visions of Daniel. By studying the book of Daniel and THE DERISION OF HEAVEN, you will be awe-struck by the sovereign rule of God, emboldened by how he mocks rebellious powers, and encouraged to serve the Ancient of Days and his kingdom that will never pass away.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING…
The Derision of Heaven is an excellent study of the book of Daniel. Not only does it bring to life the biblical principles of sovereignty and disciplined Christian living, but it is comforting to anyone who is seeking answers to the failing influence of the church in America.
— Bill Howard, Readers’ Favorite
My library is full of written commentaries that break down the various books of the Bible verse by verse. While I enjoy and utilize these reference books often, I find Michael’s approach to be unique and refreshing. Rather than providing critical explanation or interpretation of the text, Whitworth details the history surrounding the story… Michael’s style is scholarly without being too pretentious.
— Chris McCurley, Life in the Light
The beauty of this book is that it doesn’t read like a typical commentary. It is enjoyable to read because it’s written in plain English and full of real-life application.
— Ben Giselbach, PlainSimpleFaith.com
“The Derision of Heaven” is a home run in my book! It is extremely obvious that Michael once again spent much time in research, meditation, and prayer, which is a huge blessing to each of us. It is not a book you will only want to read once, but time and time again as we each seek deeper understanding and application for our lives today.
— Kevin Langford, My Glimpses of Glory