"The Derision of Heaven is a concise, informative introduction to the difficult text of Daniel. All of us who need to understand Old Testament prophecy better can use Michael Whitworth's book, which also urges us (in a strong, scriptural way!) to rededicate ourselves to Kingdom service." —Dr. Caleb G. Colley
"This in-depth study of the book of Daniel compares the Israelite exile to today's church. Like in his first book, The Epic of God: A Guide to Genesis, Whitworth makes scholarship accessible and draws surprising applications from the text." —Christian Chronicle
"The Derision of Heaven is an excellent study of the book of Daniel. Not only does it bring to life the biblical principles of sovereignty and disciplined Christian living, but it is comforting to anyone who is seeking answers to the failing influence of the church in America." —Bill Howard, Readers' Favorite
"Whitworth writes in a comfortable, almost casual style but is always profoundly respectful of the inspiration behind Daniel's account." —Gospel Advocate
"Michael Whitworth's greatest contribution in the pages ahead is not just his careful scholarship of the Daniel text (making it refreshingly accessible to the average reader), but also his challenge to the church to see Daniel as a must-read for Christians who are now facing the imminent prospect of spiritual exile in our own homelands." —F. LaGard Smith
About the Author
Michael Whitworth is the owner of Start2Finish Books and preaches in Bowie, Texas. He is the author of several works, including two award-winning books, The Epic of God and The Derision of Heaven. He is an avid landscape photographer and blogs regularly at Start2Finish Blog, a reflection of his daily struggle to become more like Jesus. He considers M&Ms his brain food is fond of large Mason jars. He's a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Alabama Crimson Tide. In his spare time, Michael loves reading and drinking coffee, watching sports, and spending time with his family and furry golden retriever.