The Prophet Daniel's Miraculous Life in Babylon
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.
Diana Lee on Amazon.com wrote:
Captivating. I couldn't put it down. The author truly did his homework. The contemporary prophet/s with Daniel - this was new. I'll read the Bible more carefully next time. Daniel & Joseph are my favorite Bible characters - the "dreamers!"
One of the best biblical novels I have read on the prophet Daniel and his friends in exile. What would it have been like for these young men- so far from home, in another land governed by heathens and strange gods? A true inspiring story of steadfast faith and miraculous delivery. I highly recommend this book.