Babylon’s Falling by William G. Collins is historical and Biblical fiction that I found to be well written and very enjoyable reading. In the introduction, the author stated that he based the fictional story of Daniel on the first six chapters of the book of Daniel. I found the book to follow the biblical account very closely. Of course the author added scenes from his imagination and in my opinion the story could have happened just as he told it. With the descriptions of the city ofBabylon, the surrounding countryside, the people, the king, and his court, one gets a real feel for what was going on at that time.
At the beginning of the book we meet Daniel and his three friends as they are on the road traveling as captives from Israel to Babylon and it ends with the death of Daniel when he is finally back home in Israel after fifty to seventy years in captivity. In between these two events, we learn of Daniel’s training, his work as an advisor/seer to King Nebuchadnezzar, his work with other people in the kingdom and finally after the death of King Nebuchadnezzar, his work with the King of Persia. The author’s description of the fiery furnace and the lions den really come to life. Through all the trials and hardships that Daniel faced, he always stayed firm in his absolute faith in God.
I give this book five stars and recommend it to anyone who has a love of the Bible and history.
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