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The Daniel Dilemma

How to Stand Firm and Love Well in a Culture of Compromise
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Best-selling author and influential pastor Chris Hodges uses the wisdom of the book of Daniel to show Christians how to stand firm in their biblical beliefs while still loving people vastly different from them in attitudes and lifestyles.

Christians face a major dilemma today. How can they not only stay engaged with the shifting and increasingly ungodly culture around them but also influence it for good? Is there a way to love people with significantly different attitudes and lifestyles without compromising biblical beliefs? From breakfast tables to boardrooms to Bible studies, Christians are wrestling with these questions today on issues such as politics, gender identity, and the nature of marriage.

Pastor Chris Hodges points listeners to the book of Daniel for timely answers and shows how one man with a heart faithful to God remained firm in his faith without yielding to the pagan culture around him or becoming rude, insulting, or mad. Daniel kept God's standards high and his grace deep - just as Jesus did. Just as we're called to do when culture shifts.

©2017 Chris Hodges (P)2017 Thomas Nelson Publishers

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Well worth listening to!

An excellent book; very timely for the current times we live in. Left me feeling encouraged about the personal impact I can have on society. The narrator really brought the book to life and conveyed the humorous parts of the book very well.

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  • 13-11-17

Challenging

Not only was this work well performed, it hit the nail on the head concerning a Christian's attitude and behavior in a fallen world. i highly recommend the book.

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  • 16-11-17

Great book on living for Christ no matter what!

It's been awhile since I've taken notes while a book is playing, so I thank you Mr. Hodges for igniting my faith again! This book gave me more direction on how to live in this world despite the allure it has to make us stray so easily. Really makes you evaluate different areas of your life to see if you're really living for God or slipping more and more into this world. Only thing I wish it had was a few more real life examples of how to talk with those that aren't living for God-I enjoyed the examples there were, but more would have been helpful...but still an AWESOME book that I would highly recommend! ☺

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  • Gus H. Hembree
  • 04-02-18

awesome

great book strong message from Chris. This book challenged me helped me to refocus on the important things

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  • Rhoades Family
  • 03-11-17

Another great book by Hodges

I admit that I am a fan of Chris Hodges and the amazing movement he is leading with Church of the Highlands, the Association of Related Churches, and the Grow Network. I believe this book takes his talents to another level though as he walks the reader through the book of Daniel and unveils how he navigated through culture and continued to stand firm and love well in his turbulent times. I love how Chris approaches each topic with grace and personal conviction without sacrificing either to get his point across. I fully recommend this for any Christian, Pastor, or church leader who is looking for ancient wisdom to guide them through today.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-02-20

A must read for today's age

really enjoyed the narrator and couldn't stop listening. I was taken by the story and the message

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  • Hope Locating, Llc
  • 24-01-20

I have been afraid to read the truth of Gods word. I am a sinner and I knew the Holy Spirit would deal with me

I hope this review helps a few people. I bought this book when it came out from the church I go to. Actually I think it was given to me by the church.. I’ve held it for many years and have been afraid to read it. I didn’t want to face the hard reality that I was a sinner.
I’ve been fasting with the church and this Saturday will be 21 days of fasting and prayer.
Facebook has helped me to realize that I do need to hold myself to a higher standard as a Christian.
That it’s not a bad thing to follow God‘s Commandments. I have called up my husband and asked him to sit down and talk with me. We have been separated for a year now. I’ve also contacted her boyfriend and told him that I was doing so. If you’re picking this book up and you’re wanting to read it and you want your life to change for the better, you have the right book. There’s nothing in this world that is more important than being a Christian for Jesus Christ and his Kingdom. Don’t be scared like I was. If you are, maybe you aren’t ready.. but you are close.. you wouldn’t have looked at this review if you weren’t on a path of freedom. I’m praying for you. I love you all. We are all his children and we all deserve to stand firm in his love. To God be the glory.. and thank you P.C. for explaining how to be the best person I can be for God.

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  • Gail Michael
  • 03-01-20

great book

this is a great book to listen to. I would reccomend it to others who are struggling to find their way

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  • Tim P.
  • 08-09-19

Great book!

This book provided a great balance on being effective with grace and truth sighing this world. If I didn’t take anything else from it, we have to be apart of the world with our influence but not deeply planted here with our heart.

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  • Walker19
  • 01-01-19

very good

loved it very much! highly recommend. this book will help you navigate and influence or culture.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-12-18

A Must Read

Love it! Love it! Love it! A must read for all Christians. Listened to it 3 times now. Read as part of a small group. Thanks Pastor Chris Hodges, you did an excellent job with this book. God bless you and yours real good - Amen