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For the Sake of His Name: the prophet Daniel's miraculous life in Babylon

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Jerusalem falls to Babylon after a brutal siege. A young boy, Daniel, and his three close friends are captured and taken to Babylon as slaves. Over the next seven decades these sons of Hebrew nobility overcome bondage, rivalries and the conceits of kings to reach positions of authority in the most powerful nation in the world. And Daniel becomes a prophet of the Lord. From King Nebuchadnezzar's elite school to the royal court of Koresh, Cyrus the Great, Daniel, Mishael, Hananiah and Azariah recount how the God of Israel, upon the wings of their growing faith, provided unsurpassed grace and miracles of magnitude not seen since Moses' time. As contemporaries of the prophets Habakkuk, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Zechariah, Daniel and his friends recount wars, visions, treachery, madness, lions, a flaming furnace and supernatural handwriting on a plaster palace wall as God delivers on His promise to return His chosen from captivity to their homeland, solely for the sake of His name. The fictional framework of For the Sake of His Name remains true to dates, places and events recorded in surviving cuneiform accounts from Assyria, Egypt and Babylon as well as the Old Testament.

256 pages, Paperback

First published April 27, 2015

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Cliff Keller

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Cliff Keller was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After multiple migrations between Florida and Wisconsin, Cliff attended Florida State University to pursue a degree in Engineering Science, paying his way by working as an engineering coop student for NASA at Cape Canaveral. Somehow aware of Cliff's progress, President Richard Nixon designed to send Cliff to the war in Vietnam by ending the educational draft deferment. By graduating, then receiving an occupational deferment while working for then defense contractor, Texas Instruments, in Dallas, Cliff avoided conscription and bested the president, who soon afterward became distracted by the Watergate scandal and lost interest in Cliff's status.
After eight years in Dallas (and earning a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University), Cliff spent the next 18 years in the construction business in Florida before selling the company to devote more time to writing.
Cliff and his wife, Marcia, now live in Jerusalem, Israel, having made Aliyah in 2011, where they are slowly improving at speaking Hebrew and loving their time in the land.
Visit his blog about their lives in Jerusalem.

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