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The Story of Daniel

The story of this prophet of God inspires us with his courage, faithfulness and wisdom.


  • Concept: Like the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, the story of Daniel is one of faithfulness and courage in the face of oppression and death. In Daniel’s case, his circumstances were brought about due to the scheming plans of jealous Persian noblemen. And despite the love of King Darias for Daniel, he was committed to the lion’s den. There he is saved by a being from heaven. Was it an angel or was it an early incarnation of Jesus? Biblical scholars disagree. Regardless, Daniel’s story has inspired great acts of courage by people of faith for thousands of years. Acts of courage and faith by those around us still inspire us today.
  • Story Origin: The Bible’s book of Daniel
  • Setting: Old Testament Babylon
  • Precept(s):
    • God does not forget the faithful.
    • As King Darias learned, acting out of pride will rarely bring good results.
    • As the nobles of Persia learned, scheming and deceit can backfire spectacularly.
    • Our courage and commitment in the face of trials and tribulations bring honor to God and inspire those around us. This is still true today.
  • Key Bible Verse: Daniel 6:16 So, the King gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lion’s den. The king dais to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!”


  • Written and Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Additional voices provided by Brandon Blue, Lydia Son, Daniel Son, Steven Pratt, Riley Onstott, Toby Capps, and Kevin LaRoche
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Kim Pratt
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit - Adobe Music: "Camel Ride, Carpet Ride", "Ramadan", "Arabic Mystery", "Taksim", "Desert Winds", "Excalibur", "Desert Mist", "Spirits of the Earth", "Middle Eastern Moon", "Ramadan Is"


Sew Powerful Parables will tickle your funny bone, touch your heart and offer you a new way to experience God’s truth. Jesus often used parables to communicate His most important messages. Dana Buck picks up that tradition in a poetic, rhyming style that makes listening easy and enjoyable. All ages will love these stories full of memorable characters, insightful lessons and just plain fun.

After retiring from a 38-year career with the Christian non-profit organization, World Vision, Dana Buck now devotes himself full time to writing, speaking, and mentoring. His Sew Powerful Parables continue to grow in popularity as they charm audiences, readers and listeners. He is a Charter Board member for the nonprofit organization Sew Powerful, where he lends his expertise to further their mission of combating extreme poverty by training, equipping and empowering women and girls in the developing world. Dana resides in the greater Seattle area with his wife Grace and their neurotic cat. They have two children, Jared and Alyssa, and Alyssa is married to son-in-law, Ivan. No grandchildren yet, but Ivan and Alyssa do own and share their beautiful grand-dog, Odin. Reach Dana with comments or suggestions at