Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Thriving in Babylon (Review)
This review is for the book "Thriving in Babylon" by Larry Osborne. This book focuses on a man in the Bible, Daniel, who was forced to live (and thrive) in a godless society. Daniel was a man of God living in a time where society had really fallen away from spiritual things. He was forced to leave his home at a young age, and live in the midst of some of the most godless people around. He was forced to become a eunuch, change his name, learn about the Babylonian culture, and serve in the courts. But through all of that he never became faithless. He lived amongst those who believed differently from him, and he proved through it all that he could trust God's faithfulness.
This story serves us well, because so many Christians today are throwing their hands in the air and saying God has forgotten us - God is punishing our country - God is far away from us. Well, just because we may live in a godless society doesn't mean we're allowed to give up our hope in God. We are to live with those who do not serve God, respect the authorities in place, and thrive. Prove that God is greater than anything in this world.
I loved this book. It was a perspective I had not really heard much about, and it really made me think. It also encouraged me. I highly recommend this book.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.