Friday, May 9, 2014

Book Review: The Derision of Heaven by Michael Whitworth

The Derision of Heaven is written about the entire Biblical book of Daniel, in what came across to me as commentary format. It goes over the book of Daniel chapter by chapter, opening it up in ways that readers may have never seen it open up to them before. Usually there is one chapter in this book for each chapter of Daniel, aside from the last chapter which combines Daniel 10-12. There are footnotes at the bottom of the pages where they are used, saving readers from flipping to the back of the book to read them. After commentary is shared during each chapter, there is a “Talking Points” section, which is a summary.

What was the most interesting to me in this book is how parts of the Daniel in the Lions’ den section was compared to Jesus’ (Yeshua’s) resurrection and how the descriptions of the man in Daniel 10:4-11:1 resemble Jesus in Revelation 1:13-18, and how it was suggested that the man could’ve been a pre-incarnate Messiah. It was also interesting to learn that there are 130 predictions made in the first 35 verses of Daniel 11. The commentary for that chapter seems to show how most or all of those predictions came to pass.

I could tell that the author (Michael Whitworth) spent a lot of time researching the information that was put in this book. He used many Bible verses and resources to back up the information that was given. This will be a great book for many to use to supplement their individual or group Bible reading for the Biblical book of Daniel.

My review = 5 out of 5 stars

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from BookCrash. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

No comments:

Post a Comment