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Is it possible to lead a godly, successful, and high-impact life while living under the pressures of today's culture? Osborne says yes! Revealing the secrets to Daniel's amazing success, he shows why despair is never from God, how genuine humility disarms even the greatest of enemies, and how the wise carefully pick their battles. 224 pages, softcover from Cook.

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Meet a man forced to live in a fast changing and godless society. He faced fears about the future, concern for his safety, and the discouragement of world that seemed to be falling apart at warp speed. Sound familiar? His name was Daniel, and with the power of hope, humility, and wisdom, he not only thrived, he changed an empire while he was at it. Though he lived thousands of years ago, he has a much to teach us today.
 
Even in Babylon, God Is in Control
 
In Thriving in Babylon, Larry Osborne explores the "adult" story of Daniel to help us not only survive – but actually thrive in an increasingly godless culture. Here Pastor Osborne looks at:
 
-      Why panic and despair are never from God
-      What true optimism looks like
-      How humility disarms even our greatest of enemies
-      Why respect causes even those who will have nothing to do with God to listen
-      How wisdom can snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat
 
For those who know Jesus and understand the full implications of the cross, the resurrection, and the promises of Jesus, everything changes – not only in us, but also in our world.

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Dr. Larry Osbornehas served as a senior pastor and teaching pastor at North Coast Church—one of the ten most influential churches in the country—since 1980. Dr. Osborne is the author of numerous books, including Accidental Pharisees. He and his wife live in Oceanside, California. They have three grown children.

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  1. Indiana
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    "Thriving in Babylon"
    July 30, 2015
    Shoopette
    Indiana
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 0
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    Meets Expectations: 0
    In America these days, it does sometimes feels as if we are living in the Babylon of the Bible. I don't always feel this way, but there are definitely times when the blatant animosity towards God and the Bible in our culture is jarring and very upsetting.

    That's one reason I really this book. When I get worried and upset about how things are turning in our society, books like this help to get my focus back to what is important - God, the truth of Scripture, and what we as Christians have been called to do. He calls us to not be reactionary but to be living our lives in such a way that others can't help but see the difference Christ has made.

    The writing style of the author is interesting. It took a bit for me to get used to, but it did keep me engaged throughout, which is something that is really important in a non-fiction book.

    Let the truth of the Bible cause you to take heart - Jesus wins. And that gives us hope as well as an urgency to share the gospel as much as we possibly can.
  2. Indiana
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
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    Babylon
    July 27, 2015
    lcjohnson1988
    Indiana
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    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Read any newspaper, listen or watch TV and it doesnt take anyone too long to realize that our society has gone through a major decline. People are hopeless. Some are applauding actions or remarks that not too distant in the past would not have found an audience. Babylon in our society seems to be growing by leaps and bounds. Read the Old Testament passages referring to Babylon to help you understand the reference to life today in America.

    I have noticed an increase in books referring to Babylon and some of them are quite good; others are not. Larry Osborne has written a book with a subtitle, Why Hope, Humility, and Wisdom Matter in a Godless Culture. He is referring to characteristics of a man from ancient times, a young Jewish man who was exiled to Babylon centuries ago. While Daniel underwent intense training in many subjects, the main lesson Daniel reminds us of is that no matter what happens we can stay true to the One God we love and adore.

    The book has sections titled, Daniels Story, Prepared for battle and Hope: Where Courage is Birthed to name a few. There are actions we can take that will influence our culture and bring glory to God even if we never know the end result of what He tells us to do. The author shows readers what Daniel did with his life in his situation and then shares with us what we can do today in our society.

    You might find ideas that are challenging and that would be okay. You may find areas in the book with which you and that is okay too. Go to your Bible and read Daniel chapters 1-6 so you can refresh your heart and mind with Gods truth and discern what youre reading in Thriving in Babylon. One of the main ideas really is He hasnt called us to run scared or silent. He has given us Daniel as an example of what we can do or how we can live today that will impact hearts for Christ.

    A friend and I have been studying Daniel for a while, long before some of these books were published. It is no accident that authors are trying to encourage and exhort us not to hide, be silent or forget Who we serve! We are our societys Daniels of today. We need to seek Him for the courage, wisdom and strength to face the furnace or lions den that seeks to devour our faith! Remember as you read Daniel he didnt know the outcome of his actions before he obeyed God. Daniel lived a life of faith that influenced leaders of large kingdoms, and we can most certainly live a life of faith in which others will be influenced or challenged to come away from the lifelessness of Babylon to Christ, our living Hope!
  3. Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Living well in your corner of the world.
    July 17, 2015
    Sufficient in Jesus
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    Hope, Humility, and Wisdom.

    They matter if you're trying to live well in a troubled world.

    For Daniel, his troubled world was Babylon. For you and I, it's probably some corner of America.

    (I've actually heard serious discussion about whether America is the "Babylon" of prophecy. We won't quibble about that.)

    Let's take the comparison between those places this far: when we look around our world we too see a lot of not-gods being exalted and leaving their worshippers empty.

    We see violence and destruction in our cities- fear stalks our children.

    We find sexuality being presented without the protection of reverence.

    Our leaders are politicians, and we expect them to lie- and in turn we begin slandering them as soon as they announce a bid for office.

    We Christians supposed to be "salt" and "light" in a dark and flavorless world, but if it's not an outside circumstance tripping us up, our own pride and tempers keep us from the ways of God.

    How shall we then live?

    Larry Osborne takes you to the story of Daniel, highlighting the way God taught him how to live. Frankly, it's hard to imagine a country more hostile to the God of Scripture than Babylon, yet the leaders of Babylon came to deeply respect this devoted Hebrew. How?

    Daniel was taken from his home as a captive, yet he came to a position of influence.

    His viewpoints would have been very controversial, yet the reputation of his integrity won him a hearing.

    He lived peaceably amidst the pagans, while practicing fidelity to his God.

    Oh, the lessons we can learn from Daniel!

    And "Thriving in Babylon" is an upbeat-and-yet-serious, challenging and pastoral look at these lessons. As with every title I've read from David C Cook publishers, a lot is said in 199 pages. Expect to underline and make notes.

    "When we obey the light we have, God shows up. And every time he does, our hope grows stronger. We begin to experience Biblical hope: the deep-seated optimism and confidence that comes from knowing that God can be trusted even when we have no idea what he's up to." ~Larry Osborne
  4. Horseshoe Bend, AR
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    EVEN IN BABYLON, GOD IS IN CONTROL!
    July 17, 2015
    Doc Hilton
    Horseshoe Bend, AR
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Dr. Larry Osborne has served as a senior pastor and teaching pastor at North Coast Church one of the ten most influential churches in the country since 1980. Dr. Larry Osborne is a pastor who recognizes truth . . . and has no compunctions in administering it.

    How refreshing!

    In his work, THRIVING IN BABYLON, Dr. Osborne takes a fresh look at the book of Daniel. Discarding the typical interpretation of Daniel as a book of mystery, disregarding the popular interpretation of Daniel as a book of encouragement, Dr. Osborne engages the text with scholarship and wisdom, and opens up the eyes of those who will see. Along the way, the author explores:

    Why panic and despair are never from God

    What true optimism really looks like

    How humility disarms even the greatest of enemies

    Why respect causes those who would otherwise have nothing to do with God, to listen

    How wisdom can snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat

    But be warned . . . as an old proverb counsels us, Truth can sometimes wear a wry face. Are you prepared to handle the truth?

    Author Dr. Larry Osborne can deliver it.

    5 stars for a refreshing, reflective understanding of the life of Daniel
  5. Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Every Christian needs to read this book
    July 16, 2015
    bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    If you only read one book this year, I suggest this be it. Osborne's book is that timely.

    Osborne looks at Daniel for lessons in thriving in Babylon. We might think of Daniel's story as saying something like, if we do the right thing God will keep us from harm. Nothing could be farther from the truth, Osborne writes. Just read about the heroes of the faith in Hebrews, the ones who were tortured, imprisoned, killed, etc. They were great people of faith but God in His sovereign wisdom declined to rescue them. He chose to be with them in their trials rather than delivering them from their trials. (23)

    The lesson we get from Daniel is that he found a way in a wicked culture to glorify God and serve God so that kings acknowledged Him. Osborne identifies three qualities that marked Daniel's life: hope, humility, and wisdom. He addresses them in detail in this book. He explores where they come from, how they're developed, and the impact they had on the wickedness around Daniel. For example, it was Daniel's humility in serving his masters so well that his influence in Babylon grew greater and greater.

    I really like Osborne's insights. I was reminded again that God is in control. I was also reminded that God's judgment begins with His own people (and what that might be saying about our current culture). I found out that hardship serves a purpose, as a spiritual boot camp. Those who have not been through a spiritual boot camp will have trouble thriving in Babylon as there are necessary spiritual qualities one can only get through boot camp experiences.

    I loved Osborne's example of watching a rerun of the USC - Notre Dame football game. Only a few minutes left and Notre Dame is ahead. The USC quarterback gets sacked and ten yards are lost. The clock is ticking. But Osborne, a USC fan, is not stressed. He knows what happens two plays later. What a lesson for Christians, even when we get sacked and lose yardage. We know who wins!

    I really like the way Osborne writes. He has a way with words and inserts a bit of humor from time to time. His insights are timely and full of wisdom. Some of his thoughts seem counter intuitive, like honor and respect toward godless leaders. But Osborne is a stickler for being biblical, just like Daniel. I found his teaching to be right on. If you are ready for a biblical perspective on living in a godless culture, read this book.

    Unfortunately, there were no discussion questions included in the galley I read. Nonetheless, I highly recommend this book for classes and small groups. This is an important book for our time and discussing it with others would make it even better.

    I received a complimentary digital galley of this book through Litfuse for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
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