Here is a commentary for those who would like to read and enjoy the book of Daniel. The symbolism and apparently mysterious passages in the book have discouraged many from giving it serious study. But Stuart Olyott, in his lively yet thorough style, shows that the prophecy of Daniel is basically an easy book to understand. His aim is to excite the reader to read Daniel for himself. The book of Daniel is full of practical help - especially for believers who find themselves standing alone in the classroom or at work, or among their family and friends. Daniel tells us how to remain true to God in a hostile environment, and shows us how to live for Him when everything is against us. Daniel dared to stand alone. So can we.
As with all books by Olyott, Dare to Stand Alone is a fine introductory work. He tackles Daniel in an easy-to-follow and very applicable style. He lost me a little towards the end with his exegesis, but that is more a matter of conviction than actually quality. Overall, I'd recommend this book for bible studies or personal devotions.