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Published August 2013 by Start2Finish Books (first published September 20th 3)
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Jalynn Patterson
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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
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Ben Wright
Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“The world says that, in moments of disaster and disorientation, the only one you can trust is yourself. But over the span of nearly seven decades, Daniel proved such a trust is misplaced. Our faith must be in the God of heaven who is in complete control of all things, especially in times of disaster and disorientation. God always provides for those who trust in him.”

Above are some of my favorite lines from the book, “The Derision of Heaven” by Michael Whitworth. As an avid reader and one who s
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Susan B
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Wow. It took me quite a while to get through this book - not because it's a terrible book (far from it!), but because the subject matter is so deep and the author so thorough.

When I first saw the title, its subtitle, 'A Guide to Daniel', didn't register. I thought the book was about our society's mockery of God. Instead, it's a Bible study guide to the Old Testament book of Daniel, which includes the most challenging prophetical writings. Derision of heaven signifies that while powerful leaders
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A.C. Cuddy
Jun 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
“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 word” in such abject darkness? And how can God still be in control of all things?”

To answer the two questions the author, Michael Whitworth, poses on the back book cover you must read The Derision of Heaven. This book serves as more than a mere comme
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a cup of coffee and a fairytale
i received this book in exchange for an honest review on amazon.

i am discovering new religions and Christianity is one of them. i have come to learn a lot about the religion from this book itself. i admit it got a little difficult at few places. for someone who has very little idea about the religion the book may get a little tricky. i somehow liked the description given in the book. i had to ask few questions and do some Google search but it was all worth it. this book is very insightful. would
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P.R. Huckans
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very good knowledge of biblical history and good current day application. I recommend it highly.
Chris French
Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Daniel is an enigmatic book full of odd symbols and at times confusing language. I like The Derision Of Heaven because of the theme the writer sees thru the book of Daniel. Daniel was exiled, but stayed holy. The American church is in exile and to come out of our own exile stronger than we went in we need to pay attention to the principles Daniel can teach us
Paul O'Rear
May 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a fantastic Bible study reference guide to the Old Testament book of Daniel. Whitworth's writing style is both scholarly and engaging. He provides a great deal of historical and cultural context to the story, and makes practical application to current times. Whether you're looking for a scholarly reference book or an inspirational read, "The Derision of Heaven" won't disappoint.
Steven  Hunter
Oct 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
A great companion to reading the biblical book of Daniel. Specifically, this book is a call to arms for Christians who are living in an increasingly secular society that all but eliminates God.
Casey
Nov 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent. Truly a blessing to read and learn more about Daniel with this book. Eye opening and encouraging.
Richard Mansel
Jun 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
An edifying study of Daniel. A longer review will be at my website at a later date.
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Michael Whitworth is the owner of Start2Finish and the author of several books, including the award-winning The Epic of God and The Derision of Heaven. He considers M&Ms his brain food is fond of large Mason jars. He's a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Alabama Crimson Tide. In his spare time, Michael loves reading and drinking coffee, watching sports, and spending time with his family and fu ...more