As we begin our study of the book of Daniel, here are some resources I have found helpful that I wanted to pass along for your use. The resources marked with an asterisk are the go-to’s for small group leaders and good places to look first!
The Dwell App! It’s amazing! Wear it out! NW has it available here:
Background to the Book:
**The Gospel Project folks are the best at presenting background and outlines to books of the Bible in engaging ways. Here’s their Daniel material.
**This resource by Tremper Longman is the clearest and simplest guide to reading Daniel I have found. It’s not an easy read (because Daniel isn’t!) but I found it very clear and helpful.
**NW’s own Mary Kathryn Lassetter has put together an amazing resource on how to study the Bible that uses the book of Daniel as a laboratory. This is amazing work, MK!
**There is a helpful free course on Daniel on the Gospel Coalition Website. It reads like a short commentary or study guide. It includes discussion questions. As far as free stuff goes, this is gold!
And here is the course:
**Danny Aiken makes the book of Daniel as straight forward to understand as any one I have read. If you aren’t a bible nerd, this could be your commentary!
The commentary I am benefitting most from currently is by Dale Ralph Davis. Insightful and readable.
Also Worth a Look:
Iaian Duguid’s commentary reads like a compilation of sermons and is quite good:
And Temper Longman has also done the NIV application commentary which is helpful as well. At only $8 for the kindle version, this is a good deal!
Other authors to explore are Bryan Chappell’s commentary (also a sermon compilation) and James Hamilton’s more theological work (“With the Clouds of Heaven”).