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Living Among Lions

How to Thrive like Daniel in Today's Babylon

By David and Jason Benham

Paperback. 240 Pages

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Meet Daniel. A Transformed Man Who Transformed His World.

What does an ancient Jewish prophet have to do with modern America? What, if anything, can we learn from a man who lived 2,400 years ago as a captive in the land we now call Iraq? As it turns out, quite a bit.

David and Jason Benham are convinced the biblical example of Daniel holds the keys to contemporary Christians thriving in a world increasingly hostile to people of faith. Like Daniel, believers today find themselves in a changing culture, one opposed to the God they serve. Yet, like Daniel, they must learn how to stand strong while loving and serving the people around them.

Living Among Lions is for Christian brothers and sisters who have the potential to transform their world but find themselves standing in the shadows wondering how to live faithfully in an unfriendly environment. Divided into three sections, Living Among Lions covers three distinct characteristics that made Daniel strong: Conviction, Commitment, and Courage.

Daniel possessed all of these qualities and lived them out. As a result, God gave him unprecedented favor and supernatural power. A mere slave living in exile, Daniel emerged as one of the most powerful men in the known world. Daniel's conviction, commitment, and courage empowered him not merely to survive in Babylon but to thrive. He did not conform to his world-he transformed it!

"Those who turn their conviction to follow Jesus into a disciplined life are known as disciples. The most distinct mark of God’s genuine disciples is their commitment to spend time alone with God, praying and studying His Word. And those committed to do this will be transformers..." 

In all my years of ministry, rarely have I seen a more desperate time when we need courageous Christians to rise up. In Living Among Lions the Benham brothers provide a clear call for modern- day Daniels who will take a stand and refuse to compromise their faith. These two men live out this message, and I am proud to call them friends.
- Dr. Charles Stanley, senior pastor, First Baptist Church, Atlanta

This book is a realistic assessment of what Christians face in America: like Daniel, we now find ourselves in Babylon. What I particularly enjoyed about Living Among Lions is the interplay between the reality of today’s PC culture and the biblical data that gives us encouragement and hope. Read this book, and then pass it along to other people in your life who need to be reminded that God does bless and help those who stand for truth even at great personal cost. These two young authors, who have personally experienced outrageous discrimination for their convictions, now courageously encourage us to be faithful despite the cost.
- Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer, senior pastor, the Moody Church, Chicago

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