Against the Flow is an excellent theoretical resource that covers the entire book of Daniel. John C. Lennox did a wonderful job at researching and describing the background of Daniel and the city of Babylon to readers. The book contains over 400 pages of text and as well as discussion questions at the end of the book. It also included pictures of the city that really brought the message to life. I immensely liked how John C. Lennox connect the scriptures back into today’s times where the readers could see how the world is still living like the city of Babylon. I would recommend this amazing book to anyone who enjoys historical books and would like to explore the dynamics of the book of Daniel in vast detail.
“I received a review copy of Against the Flow, from Litfuse for this review.”
Against the Flow
by John C. Lennox
A wide-ranging discussion of the place of Christianity in the public square
Daniel's story is one of extraordinary faith in God lived out at the pinnacle of executive power. It tells of four young men, born in the tiny state of Judah around 500 b.c., and captured by Nebuchadnezzar, emperor of Babylon. Daniel describes how they eventually rose to senior positions of administration.
Daniel and his friends did not simply maintain their private devotion to God; they maintained a high-profile witness in a pluralistic society antagonistic to their faith. Their story carries a powerful message for us today. Society tolerates the practice of Christianity in private and in church services, but increasingly it deprecates public witness. If Daniel and his compatriots were with us today they would be in the vanguard of public debate.
This is a lucid and erudite examination of the life of Daniel from a leading expert on faith and science. In his first biblical work, Dr. Lennox provides a unique perspective on both Western society and biblical exegesis that will make Against the Flow an instant classic encouraging Christians to speak out in our modern Babylon.
"I read everything John Lennox writes because of his amazing blend of rigorous scholarship with practical insights and applications for all of us. You cannot afford to miss this important book! Read it, then pass it on to a friend."
-Rick Warren, pastor and author of The Purpose Driven Life
Meet the Author
John C. Lennox is professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford and fellow in mathematics and philosophy of science at Green Templeton College. He lectures on faith and science for the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and is author of a number of books on the relations of science, religion, and ethics.
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