Material help was received from the chart which accompanies these studies from the late Clarence Larkin, Harry A. Ironside and Leon Tucker, for which grateful acknowledgment is made.
To my wife, Audrey Lucile,
whose cooperation and understanding
have made my ministry possible,
I affectionately dedicate this book.
It was at the urgent request of my radio listeners that in 1937 I put into printed form the lessons on the Book of Daniel which I had been broadcasting over a period of months. God so signally blessed their distribution that a second printing was called for in 1940 and now it appears a third edition is required.
As I have gone over these pages in preparation for this reprint, my heart has been deeply impressed with the tremendous change in the world picture during the brief period which has intervened since the lessons were first published. I am not a “date setter” as this exposition plainly bears testimony, but I would be blind and faithless if I could not discern in the swiftly-moving events of our day ample indications that the “time of the end” cannot be far off. Surely the words of Luke 21:28 are for us today: “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”
Therefore, it is with the prayer that the Holy Spirit may use this series of lessons to teach what “God hath spoken” concerning things to come that we enter upon this study and send forth these lessons, trusting Him for an abundant harvest of souls through these printed pages.
— Louis T. Talbot