Features of the Book
Employs an Engaging, Easy-to-Read Style
Bible study doesn’t have to be a dry, boring endeavor. This book could be described as a “conversation” about Daniel, one that reads like a novel.
Discusses Key Terms & Themes in Daniel
Important Greek terms and key themes are noted and explored throughout this book, but only in a way that complements, rather than detracts, from the story of Daniel.
Explains Cultural & Historical Details
There are several confusing details in this book. Who was the little horn? How do we explain the 70 weeks? This book sheds light on Daniel’s confusing details.
Points of Application for Each Chapter
It’s not enough to study and know the Word if it’s not applied to life. Each chapter of this book ends with “Talking Points” to spark discussion, reflection, and application.
Balanced, Reverent View of Scripture
Every Guide to God’s Word published by Start2Finish Books is based on the conviction that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God.
Based on the English Standard Verison
Published in 2001, the English Standard Version (ESV) represents an "essentially literal" translation philosophy without being difficult to read or study.
Michael Whitworth's greatest contribution in the pages ahead is not just his careful scholarship of the Daniel text (making it refreshingly accessible to the average reader), but also his challenge to the church to see Daniel as a must-read for Christians who are now facing the imminent prospect of spiritual exile in our own homelands.
Whitworth writes in a comfortable, almost casual style but is always profoundly respectful of the inspiration behind Daniel's account.
The Derision of Heaven is a concise, informative introduction to the difficult text of Daniel. All of us who need to understand Old Testament prophecy better can use Michael Whitworth's book, which also urges us (in a strong, scriptural way!) to rededicate ourselves to Kingdom service.