Daniel: Visions From The Sovereign
The book of Daniel is one of the more popular books in the Old Testament. Sunday School teachers love it because it contains some fascinating stories about Daniel and his three friends. It is easy to set Daniel as an example to follow, focusing on his willingness to stand for truth and righteousness. He is the one who refuses to eat the food and drink offered by wicked King Nebuchadnezzar. He is the one who refuses to bow down to King Darius and gets thrown into the lion’s den. He is truly a hero. But, that should not be our primary focus. This is a book about the way God demonstrates His sovereign control over nations and over wicked despots. He is the one who puts the dreams into Nebuchadnezzar’s head. He is the one who sends His Son into the fiery furnace. He is the one who shuts the mouths of hungry lions. He is the one who prophesies the coming of His own Son, Jesus Christ. He is the one who rules the nations with a rod of iron.
Paperback: 75 pages
Publisher: Redeemer Books; First edition (1998)