Few books are as exciting – or as puzzling – as the Old Testament book of Daniel. Many know the thrilling stories of the first half of the book, but the last chapters are obscure and much less well-known. Filled with outlandish visions of the future that are sometimes disturbing, they are ultimately encouraging for people facing a culture that is antagonistic to their faith. The power of its predictions is matched only by the contentiousness of its critics, and not all of the predictions have yet come to pass. Seeing God’s faithfulness in the fulfillment of the predictions can help us be more faithful and courageous as we face an increasingly toxic culture and as we look forward to what is yet to come.