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Meet a man forced to live in a fast changing and godless society. He faced fears about the future, concern for his safety, and the discouragement of a world that seemed to be falling apart at warp speed. Sound familiar? His name was Daniel, and with the power of hope, humility, and wisdom, he not only thrived, he changed an empire while he was at it. Though he lived thousands of years ago, he has much to teach us today.

Even in Babylon, God Is in Control

In Thriving in Babylon, Larry Osborne explores the “adult” story of Daniel to help us not only survive – but actually thrive in an increasingly godless culture. Here Pastor Osborne looks at:

  • Why panic and despair are never from God
  • What true optimism looks like
  • How humility disarms even our greatest of enemies
  • Why respect causes even those who will have nothing to do with God to listen
  • How wisdom can snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat

For those who know Jesus and understand the full implications of the cross, the resurrection, and the promises of Jesus, everything changes – not only in us, but also in our world.


 Read what others are saying about Thriving in Babylon….

“Thriving In Babylon is right on the money! While much of the church has been fumbling around trying to find the right Biblical example, Larry Osborne cuts to the chase showing us precisely how to let our witness cut through the culture for the greatest impact of the Gospel.”
Ray Bentley, Maranatha Chapel, San Diego, CA

“A provocatively inspiring guide, this book provides a brilliant template, helping us answer the proverbial question of “What would Jesus do?” I absolutely loved it…simply brilliant!”
Bishop Dale Carnegie Bronner, Author/Founder/Lead Pastor Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral, Atlanta, GA

“This book is for all of us who are serious about having significant influence in our modern-day Babylon. The fresh applications that Larry draws from the life of Daniel are as relevant as today’s headlines, challenging us to reconsider some old worn out tactics.”
Chris Dolson, Senior Pastor Blackhawk Church, Madison, Wisconsin

“Thriving In Babylon is an utterly refreshing take on the “culture wars” much of American Christianity seems to be obsessing over. With biblical insight and practical wisdom, Larry Osborne reminds us of what it takes for a community to flourish in exile. I highly recommend this book.”
Mike Erre, Pastor, Fullerton Evangelical Free Church, Fullerton, CA

“Trust me, this book will bless you! While many lament how Western culture has changed and the church’s place within it, Larry is a welcomed and much needed voice. He offers a clarion call of hope. God doesn’t just want us to survive. He wants us to thrive.”
Pastor Daniel Fusco, Crossroads Community Church, Vancouver, WA

“How Larry writes with such brutal honesty and, at the same time, inspiring hope, amazes me. These pages drip with keen analysis, practical insight, and gospel hope. A must read for anyone who wants to understand the current state, and possible future, of the church.”
J.D. Greear, Ph.D., Author: Jesus, Continued…Why the Spirit Inside You Is Better Than Jesus Beside You and Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary

“Thoughtful and inspiring, Larry Osborne provides a fresh perspective on how we can live with bold faith in a post-Christian culture.”
John Lindell, Pastor, James River Church, Springfield, MO

“Larry has an extraordinary gift for relating Scripture to our everyday lives. We are indeed living in modern-day Babylon. Every Christ follower should read this!”
Shawn Lovejoy, Pastor, Mountain Lake Church, Cumming, GA

“It is obvious why God chose Larry Osborne to be such an effective pastor in the local church. He has the ability to take the complex, and often misunderstood ideas, and communicates them in a way that is practical and applicable in a crooked and depraved generation.”
Joby Martin, Pastor, The Church of Eleven22, Jacksonville, FL

“In reading “Thriving in Babylon” I was led to thank the Lord again for Larry Osborne. His wisdom in bringing God’s Word to bear upon our world is immense. Reading this book will answer many of your questions about living for Christ today and set you on a path to greater joy and victory in your Christian faith.”
Dr. James MacDonald, Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel, Bible teacher on Walk in the Word

“A while back I listened to a message by Larry Osborne entitled, “Thriving in Babylon.” Honestly, it was one of the best messages I have ever heard in my life. When I learned that he was putting the content of that particular message in a book, to say I was pumped would be an understatement. Larry takes us on a journey with Daniel and shows us how, against incredible odds and in overwhelming circumstances, he was able to thrive in a culture that was as pagan as any of us have ever seen.”
Perry Noble, Pastor, New Spring Church

“This book is incredible – possibly the best book ever written outside of the Bible. Buy it by the caseload and hand it out like candy.”
Carolyn Osborne, Larry’s Mom

“Christians have two big temptations. The first is to hide from the world and simply throw truth bombs at its evils. The second is to assimilate into the world and compromise truth. Larry shows us a third way of truth and humility.”
Darrin Patrick, Pastor, The Journey, St. Louis, and Vice President of Acts 29, a global church planting network. He also serves as the chaplain to the St. Louis Cardinals. Darrin is the author of The Dude’s Guide to Manhood.

“It’s easy for believers to feel disoriented in a culture that appears to be rapidly trending away from core Biblical truth. Our tendency is to run and hide or attack and fight. Neither response is very effective. In “Thriving in Babylon” Larry Osborne shows us a better way. In his engaging style he looks into the Daniel story we all think we know and unearths the ancient principles that allowed Daniel to thrive in a cultural setting that was spiritually toxic. Thriving in Babylon is now on my “must read” list for church planters and anyone else committed to incarnating the Gospel amongst those who have yet to clearly hear and see it.”
Steve Pike, Pastor and Church Planting Advocate

“Larry Osborne has lit a lamp for those who find themselves surrounded by the darkness of a godless culture. Instead of bemoaning the lost virtues of times past, he shows us how to live victoriously by engaging a world desperately in need of light. Larry helps us to rediscover Daniel as a guide in a post-modern world that other Christians have given up on. It’s time we storm the gates and turn the lights back on.”
Stacy Spencer, Pastor, New Directions Christian Church, Memphis, TN

“Christians are called to live in a world that is often hostile. Yet our calling is to have hope, live in humility, and exercise wisdom. Larry Osborne provides a timely encouragement. Thriving in Babylon is filled with insight and contemporary relevance that actually, on more than one occasion, made me stop and think.”
Ed Stetzer, www.edstetzer.com

“I keep waiting for Larry Osborne to write a stinker. This is not it. His best book yet! Thriving in Babylon is a brilliant and timely must-read.”
Steve Stroope, Author, Tribal Church, and Lead Pastor, Lake Pointe Church, Rockwall, TX

“The world is changing. Fast. The differences between now and just 15 years ago are astonishing. How can believers deal with so much change, especially when it seems like a lot of it isn’t going our way? Thriving in Babylon is a guide for all of us struggling to answer that question.”
Greg Surratt, Founding Pastor, Seacoast Church

“One of the most challenging aspects of Christian discipleship is learning how to be faithful to the Gospel of Christ in a secular society. Too often we run to the extremes of fundamentalism or syncretism. In Thriving in Babylon, Larry Osborne shows us how to remain impactful to the culture around us, while remaining faithful to the faith. I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking to disciple Christians in this important aspect of following Jesus.”
Harvey Turner, Lead Pastor of Preaching and Vision, Living Stones Church, Reno, NV

“We are not in Kansas anymore Toto. And just in case you haven’t noticed, Larry Osborne has. With his typical brilliant mix of wit and solid Biblical wisdom, Larry rightly divides and walks through the book of Daniel so you can rightly walk through the divided world we live in today. Pick up this book. You will be encouraged and challenged.”
Todd Wagner, Pastor, Watermark Community Church, Dallas, TX