Thriving in Babylon

thriving in babylon

Thriving in Babylon: Why Hope, Humility, and Wisdom Matter in a Godless Culture

Have you been discouraged as you see our culture deteriorating? Have you faced fear as ISIS spreads and homegrown terrorists spread panic across the world? Have you lamented the loss of freedoms caused by court decisions, increasing regulation, and political correctness?

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. But his key message is this:

Even in Babylon, God is in control.

In Thriving in Babylon: Why Hope, Humility, and Wisdom Matter in a Godless Culture, 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 of us who know Jesus and his promises, and understand the full implications of the cross, the resurrection, everything changes—not only in us, but also in our world.

This is an easy read, but filled with thought-provoking challenges. Is my faith really all I think it is?

Give Away!

And here’s the good news! David C. Cook has provided me with an extra book to give away to one fortunate reader. Leave a comment below telling us what concerns you most about our world today -or- how you are finding ways to thrive in your Babylon. I’ll randomly select one of you to receive the book on August 7.

3 thoughts on “Thriving in Babylon

  1. Valerie Benavidez

    Our women’s Bible study recently studied Habbakuk. It is amazingly relevant and applicable to the condition of our world today. In it, Habbakuk despairs that all he sees around him is violence and a seemingly absent God. God responds, “Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished! Wonder! Because I am doing something in your days-you would not believe it if you were told.” Habbakuk affirms his trust in a sovereign God who is utterly in control of His world and chooses to declare, “I will exult in the Lord. I will rejoice in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength….”
    I choose to follow Habbakuk’s example and stand firm in God’s strength.

  2. Carrie Poffenberger

    Instead of fear, I find myself in constant retractment on social media because I know it’s the enemies ground and not the land God would have us do battle through humilty, wisdom, and righteousness. Instead we should let God draw our eyes and ears to the real battles, for He fights nothing He loses too. I think the enemy’s strategy has been to bombard us with fruitless encounters. I love to read this book:)


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