This book is a gem. Alistair Begg skilfully takes the reader through the first 7 chapters of Daniel, challenging us to look beyond Daniel himself and to trust in Daniel’s God.

Using simple, straightforward, and contemporary language the author draws out key lessons such as drawing lines, obeying despite the consequences, boldly speaking the truth and daring to believe in the most unlikely of conversions. His analysis of the minimal effort required by God to bring a godless, boastful society crashing down and his conclusion that it is better “to have been sidelined and mocked than to have compromised and joined the party” are important facts we all need to be reminded of.

This is a simple but profound read that is worthy of taking its place on the bookshelf alongside much more weighty commentaries on Daniel.

Duncan MacPherson, North Harris Free Church