These helpful guides in the Cover to Cover series are ideal for group and individual study. Experience the reality of Bible events like never before and live through the inspiring lives of key characters in Scripture. Learn how to apply God’s Word to your life as you explore seven compelling sessions and gain a new depth in your Bible knowledge.
Positive choices in negative cultures
The core message of the story of Daniel is that God is in control. Daniel was taken to a country which was hostile to his faith and his culture, but he still lived boldly for God and this story is relevant to us today. Powerful entities and interest groups strive for our attention and our buying power. Just as Daniel’s environment militated against his faith, so ours often does today.
Daniel resisted the temptation to culturalise and adopt Babylonian beliefs and customs, in spite of the fact that this nearly cost him his life. He remained faithful to God and chose not to conform. Through this series of seven studies, we can learn fom his courage as we make our own choices in seeking to live for God and communicate our faith to those around us.
Icebreakers, Bible readings, eye openers, discussion starters, personal application make this a rich resource for group or individual study.
About the author
Christine Platt lives in New Zealand where she teaches English as a foreign language. She writes devotional notes and has also written a book about East Timor. In the past she worked as a nurse and health visitor in the UK and spent ten years with The Navigators in West Africa.