Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Review: The Derision Of Heaven by: Michael Whitworth

 The Derision of Heaven
About the Book:
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? This book will help you answer these questions. More than a guide to Daniel, “The Derision of Heaven” is an urgent message for the exiled church. As you journey through the story and visions of Daniel, you will be awe-struck by the sovereign rule of God, emboldened to live a life that glorifies him, and encouraged to serve in the eternal Kingdom of Heaven.

About the Author:
Michael Whitworth preaches for the church in Bowie, Texas. He is the author of several books, including the award-winning The Epic of God. He also authors the online blog Start2Finish, a reflection of his daily struggle to become more like Jesus. In his spare time, Michael enjoys drinking coffee, watching sports, and spending time with his awesome family and furry golden retriever.

My Review:
 Everyday, it is apparent that Christianity is being thrown out the window. That the Lord and all He stands for is diminishing at an ever increasing rate. More importantly, the church's reaction, however subtle is also troubling. Michael Whitworth, the author of The Derision of Heaven is equally shocked, appalled, and saddened at the church's mildly dimming approach to everything that is going on in the world. He takes the book of Daniel and teaches us how if we are as diligent as the characters in that book, than we will reap the benefits of it just as they did. This book is a great reminder of how we the church should be in these troubling times. It is an excellent Bible study!

 Daniel taught us alot while he was on this earth and we should take full advantage of it. He never cowered under the pressure to bow down to a king other than the one tried and true King. Thats exactly as we should be. Or his friends Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego---they also faced grave danger when they wouldn't bow down to King Nebeuchadnezzar. But each of these men were delivered by our God when they were willing to die for Him. Their living examples convinces us of so many things; one that if we would give up our lives for His service , he will reward us in so many ways and two everything He says to us--promises us will NOT return void. We serve an awesome God that will give us our hearts desire, if only we trust Him and His word.

Disclosure of Material: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookCrash.com book review program, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR Title 16, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”