Daniel

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Lessons for living in a culture of compromise

Daniel and his friends were just teenagers when they were exiled to a foreign land. In Babylon, they chose to worship God despite the pressures of the pagan culture. The stories in the book of Daniel show that it’s possible to long for “home,” but still speak truth with love and grace right where you are. Not only was this Daniel’s story, but it’s our story too.

Helpful Resources

Blog / Articles

The Gospel Coalition: Invitation to Daniel
What is the setting and significance of the Book of Daniel?

Crosswalk.com: 7 Things to Know About the Story of Daniel in the Lion’s Den
When the biblical character Daniel is pictured, he is often next to lions. Why is this? Who was this man, and why was he thrown into a lions’ den? The story of Daniel is made up of twelve chapters which are full of suspense, godly character, and beautiful evidence of God’s faithful presence even in hard circumstances. Let’s dive into one of the most famous stories of the Bible: Daniel in the lions’ den.

Bible Study Tools.com: Daniel
This summary of the book of Daniel provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Daniel.

The Daily Grace Company: Who Will Be With You in the Fire?
We’ve all been through fires–burnt, scorned, and seared. And as long as our feet are planted on this earth, we will go through more. There is no shortage of suffering for this world to dole out to its inhabitants–relationships, jobs, and bodies have all been ravaged by a broken and dissonant world–a world that needs more of Jesus.

Studies:

The Gospel Coalition Study: Knowing the Bible: Daniel
The book of Daniel is a favorite for Sunday school teachers and students alike. And for good reason. It has all the makings a great story—memorable characters, cliff-hanger drama, and science fiction–like visions. It’s like Harry Potter meets Lord of the Rings with a dash of Star Wars thrown in!

YouVersion: The Daniel Dilemma
The prophet Daniel faced a number of trials during his time in captivity, but he always stayed true to his faith in God. In The Daniel Dilemma, Chris Hodges outlines the different ways Christians can use the lessons from Daniel to help us be faithful to God even when today’s culture encourages us to do otherwise.

YouVersion: Tough As Nails: Daniel
Does your faith remain strong in the midst of adversity? The book of Daniel will remind you to stand firm even when you live in a culture of compromise. Tough as Nails is a 25-day study on the story of Daniel. This study parallels other biblical texts written during the period of the Babylonian exile to provide a deeper understanding of the culture through the book of Daniel.

Books/Audiobooks

Daniel By J.D Greear: Men’s Bible Study Book with Video Access
Unlike most of the other books in the Hebrew Bible, the book of Daniel is not set in Israel. Instead, it’s in the heart of a hostile, pagan empire where God’s people have been taken captive. Daniel is about how to thrive in a dark world. Men facing the cultural challenges of today will connect to the ancient wisdom of this Old Testament book and learn that the power to make a difference is found in the commitment to be different.

Proverbs 31 Ministries: Daniel: Holding Firm in the Face of Fear Experience Guide
This is a First 5 study of the book of Daniel. Join us for a free six-week study in the First 5 app. This book serves as a companion book to the daily teaching in the First 5 app. It can be used as a standalone or supplemental study to help you dig deeper into God’s Word every day.

Podcasts

Right Now Media: Thriving in Babylon
These are confusing times for many Christians. Traditional biblical values are not only rejected; it seems as if they’re attacked on every front. It has all happened at warp speed, leaving many of us spiritually and culturally disoriented or even fearful, frustrated, and angry. How can we spiritually survive in an increasingly spiritually hostile environment? And is there any hope for the next generation?

Videos

The Bible Project: Daniel
What is the book of Daniel about in the Bible? Watch as we explain its major themes and gain a deeper understanding of its place in the biblical story.

For Kids

Veggie Tales: Where is God When I am Scared?

Bible Explorer for the Young: Daniel
This concise and child-friendly plan will guide young readers through the Bible daily. It will help children understand that every part of the Bible is meaningful and relevant to their lives. Ultimately, this devotional will guide them to live daily in God’s way.