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Overview Be Inspired. Be Informed. Be Prepared.The Book of Daniel is really two books in one as you'll discover in The Smart Guide to the Bible: The Book of Daniel. You'll be inspired by Daniel's integrity in part one. As a young man in Babylonian captivity, Daniel's faith and courage led him to famously interpret the King's dream and to survive being cast in a furnace. And, you'll be amazed by Daniel's God-given prophecies in part two. Many of these events have already taken place or are now unfolding exactly as predicted. This Smart Guide will help you understand-and be prepared for-God's triumphant plan.Be Smart About:Obeying GodPrioritiesProphecies & ProphetsTrusting GodSpiritual WarfareGod's SovereigntyEnd-of-the-Age PowersAnd More! Smart Guides Are for Everyone!The Bible is loaded with valuable insights for every area of your life. The Smart Guides to the Bible let you easily uncover them all-even the passages you once thought were hard to understand.Whether you're new to the Bible, a long-time student of Scripture or somewhere in between, you'll appreciate the many ways the relevant helps on each page lead you to get the most out of God's Word.
Be Inspired. Be Informed. Be Prepared.
The Book of Daniel is really two books in one as you'll discover in "The Smart Guide to the Bible: The Book of Daniel." You'll be inspired by Daniel's integrity in part one. As a young man in Babylonian captivity, Daniel's faith and courage led him to famously interpret the King's dream and to survive being cast in a furnace. And, you'll be amazed by Daniel's God-given prophecies in part two. Many of these events have already taken place or are now unfolding exactly as predicted. This Smart Guide will help you understand-and be prepared for-God's triumphant plan.
Be Smart About: Obeying GodPrioritiesProphecies & ProphetsTrusting GodSpiritual WarfareGod's SovereigntyEnd-of-the-Age PowersAnd More
Smart Guides Are for Everyone
The Bible is loaded with valuable insights for every area of your life. "The Smart Guides to the Bible" let you easily uncover them all-even the passages you once thought were hard to understand.
Whether you're new to the Bible, a long-time student of Scripture or somewhere in between, you'll appreciate the many ways the relevant helps on each page lead you to get the most out of God's Word.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.12" Width: 7.26" Height: 1.08" Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Release Date Jun 19, 2007
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Series Smart Guide To The Bible
ISBN 1418509981 ISBN13 9781418509989
Availability 0 units.
More About Larry Richards
Larry Richards taught at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, for several years and authored textbooks in Christian education that are widely used. Now a full-time writer, he has written over one hundred books, including Expository Dictionary of Bible Word, The Teacher's Commentary and the Revell Essential Bible Dictionary. Richards has also written many devotional books for young people and adults, and authored the notes for the bestselling Adventure Bible.
SPANISH BIO: Lawrence O. Richards tiene una licenciatura en filosofia de la Universidad de Michigan, una maestria en teologia y educacion cristiana del Seminario Teologico de Dallas y un doctorado del Seminario Teologico Evangelico Garrett de la Universidad Northwestern. Es autor de unos 200 titulos en temas como la filosofia de la educacion cristiana, renovacion de la iglesia, el ministerio de ninos, ministerio de jovenes, liderazgo, grupos pequenos, y ensenanza biblica. Sus libros han sido traducidos en 24 idiomas. Richards reside en Hudson, Florida donde es participante activo en su iglesia, Hudson's First United Methodist Church.
Larry Richards was born in 1931.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Smart Guide To The Bible/Book Of Daniel?
Christian Bible Study Oct 22, 2009
This book was so thourough with facts and references to other scriptures. It was an intense study of The Book of Daniel. I would rate this book on an A list for serious Biblical Study. I got an A in this class and I think using this book was a big help.
A One Sided View of Daniel and His VIsions Feb 17, 2009
I picked this book up as a supplement to a study of Daniel that I was doing in hopes that it would present some extra material on the book.
I was right and wrong. I believe that if you are a fan of the 'for Dummies' and 'Idiot's Guide' series you will find the layout of this book very similar. It was very easy to navigate and there were insights into the book that made Daniel and the prophecies more meaningful.
That said, this book ties Daniel closely to Revelation, which many scholars do, but in doing so the author links it with the dispensational premillenial interpretation of Revelation. (If you have no idea what I am talking about, just know that the dispensational-premillenial view is just one of many ways to interpret Revelation). In many cases, the author stretches the meaning of the scriptures to explain how Daniel predicts the coming of the Antichrist and his actions.
The reason this is so important is that the author ties much of Daniel's vision's to that of John's as sort of a precursor to that book. This would have been a much better commentary if other views (even one other view) had been treated with equal time rather than having the reader believe that the only way to interpret this book is the way that the author(s) believe. The author(s) do bring in commentary from other sources, but they all reinforce the assumed interpretation.
Just to give you an example of opinion of the authors, the last paragraph on page 199 reads like this: "The verses about toes, horns, and kings quickly confuse those who do not spend much time with Bible prophesy, but they are clear to those love to study God's Word."
This is followed on the next page by a chart outlining what certain symbols mean.
I guess this means that if you study God's Word enough, you will come to the same conclusion as Larry Richard. If my opinion is not the same, then I guess I haven't studied enough.
Leaving out language like that would have improved the book tremendously along with providing other possible ways of interpreting Daniel.
I guess if you agree wholeheartedly with the author(s) then this would be a 5 star commentary, otherwise it ranks a solid 3.
enjoyed this book. Feb 11, 2009
This is easy to read. I would have liked something with more depth. It is a great overview.
Great Bible Study book. Jul 24, 2008
Buy the series for your study groups. Daniel was very easy to read and full of insight as with the other books in this series. Great for Bible study.
Good Guide to Understanding the Book of Daniel Jan 21, 2008
Daymond Duck's The Book of Daniel is filled with color commentary and background from other books of the Bible, along with quotes from scores of modern preachers. It's a banquet full of thoughts and insights into the text and its meaning. Having previously written a volume on Revelation (for the same series: The Smart Guide to the Bible Series, Larry Richards, general editor), Daymond uses his insights from Revelation to overlap with the backbone of history and prophecy laid down by Daniel. Written from a Pre-Tribulational viewpoint, this 366 page work gives study helps such as "something to ponder," "key point," cross-referencing, applications, and even marriage and family tips along the way. I recommend this book in your study of the book of Daniel.