Biblical Historical Fiction · Christian Non-Fiction

Agents of Babylon by Dr. David Jeremiah

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In his #1 New York Times bestseller Agents of the Apocalypse, noted prophecy expert Dr. David Jeremiah explored the book of Revelation through the lens of its major players. Now, in the much-anticipated follow-up, Agents of Babylon, Dr. Jeremiah examines prophecy through the eyes of the characters in the book of Daniel, explains what the prophecies mean, and helps us understand how these prophetic visions and dreams apply to our lives today. Written in the same highly engaging half dramatization, half Bible teaching format as Agents of the Apocalypse, Agents of Babylon is not only an in-depth exploration of the characters and prophecies contained in the book of Daniel but also a dramatic retelling of Scripture that is sure to bring ancient prophecy to light like never before.

My Thoughts

“Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come.” Mark 13:33

Agents of Babylon by David Jeremiah is the go-to book for any layperson who desires a deeper understanding of the book of Daniel and/or End Time prophecies of the Old Testament. The insights I’ve gained, as well as the enjoyment I experienced while doing so, are immeasurable. Knowledge, understanding, and life application extracted from the biblical text awaits every reader. When coupled with an expanded appreciation of God’s omnipotence, high praise is all I have for this book. 

As with Agents of the Apocalypse,  the author proposes a fictional storyline to aid his audience in comprehending the times, customs, and chronology of biblical events. Others have attempted this method, but have not attained the same excellence in execution as Dr. David Jeremiah. If only he would endeavor to pen a purely biblical fiction novel, I would wait in line to snatch it up!

The author has chosen to represent all 12 chapters of Daniel with a personality portrait – an Agent. Some are men of God (like Daniel and his friends) while others are men used of God to fulfill His purposes. When the book focused on Daniel’s faith, trust, and perseverance–a self-awareness and self-assessment began to work within me. I felt encouragement and conviction growing more acute as I  pondered each “Daniel for Today” reflection. As the scriptures shifted to prophecy, I frequently paused to wrap my mind around the awesomeness of God. This was especially apparent when David Jeremiah began laying biblical history into world history, drawing in ancient scholars and archeological discoveries. Amazing! Eye-opening! Wow!

I’ve tagged numerous passages, quotes, and facts to discuss with friends. This book is a conversation starter and a top-shelf resource. I highly recommend Agents of Babylon to book clubs, small groups, and you!

**I received this book for free as a member of the Tyndale Blog Network. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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About the Author:

Dr. David Jeremiah serves as senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California. He is the founder and host of Turning Point, a ministry committed to providing Christians with sound Bible teaching relevant to today’s changing times through radio and television, the Internet, live events, and resource materials and books. A bestselling author, Dr. Jeremiah has written more than forty books, including Captured by Grace, Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World, What in the World Is Going On?, The Coming Economic Armageddon, God Loves You: He Always Has—He Always Will, and What Are You Afraid Of?.

Dr. Jeremiah’s commitment to teaching the complete Word of God continues to make him a sought-after speaker and writer. His passion for reaching the lost and encouraging believers in their faith is demonstrated through his faithful communication of biblical truths.

A dedicated family man, Dr. Jeremiah and his wife, Donna, have four grown children and twelve grandchildren.

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