Book Review: “Thriving In Babylon” by Larry Osborne

July 16, 2015 at 4:46 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Larry Osborne in his new book “Thriving In Babylon book coverThriving In Babylon” published by David C. Cook gives us Why Hope, Humility, and Wisdom Matter in a Godless Culture.

From the back cover:   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, we can still learn much from him 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.

Daniel was taken from The Holy City, Jerusalem, in chains and brought to Babylon. He lived out the rest of his life there. Daniel became a highly respected leader in Government that reported directly to the King. What does that have to do with us? Because of Adam we lost the perfect world that God created for us. Now we live in a “world gone haywire”. The same way that Daniel was able to make an impact and change his society we can as well. In Five Sections:  Section One:  Daniel’s Story, Section Two:  Prepared For Battle, Section Three:  Hope:  Where Courage Is Birthed, Section Four:  Humility:  How Credibility Is Earned, and Section Five:  Wisdom:  The Power Of Perspective. Dr. Osborne lets us know that not only is it possible to live a Godly, confident life when it seems that the world around us seems to be falling apart, it is also possible to make a significant change for the good in that world. I think everyone should have a copy of this book. I think it would also make a great gift for friends and family. I recommend this book highly.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Quinn Public Relations.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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