Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Book Review: Babylon's Falling by William G Collins

In Babylon's Falling, William G Collins takes a new look at the story found in the first six chapters of the Old Testament book of Daniel. Mr. Collins combines the Bible's account with fictional details to tell the story of Daniel and his 3 friends as they are taken captive and live in the courts of King Nebuchadnezzar, and later the Medes and Persians.

I'm a big fan of Biblical fiction, and have been studying the book of Daniel during my morning quiet time. So I jumped at the chance to review the Kindle version of this book. For the most part, I enjoyed this book. I found it well-written, with enough details to make a good story and not so much as to bog things down. The one thing that bothered me was the fuzzy timeline. It seemed like things happened too close together, or too far apart . . . history and Bible prophesy give us a pretty clear timeline of Daniel's life and I felt that in some places this book deviated from that. The most glaring, to me, was the fact that Daniel returned to Jerusalem, 3+ years after Cyrus' decree, and stated, on his journey back, that he had been gone for 50 years. This contradicts prophesy (and history) stating that the time from the fall of Jerusalem (when Daniel was captured) to Cyrus' decree to rebuild, would be 70 years.

Aside from the fuzzy timeline, I found this to be an interesting, well-written story that I would recommend to those who enjoy this genre.

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