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.
Against The Flow is not for the faint of heart readers. It is a very deep book that delves into the Book of Daniel, from the Old Testament of the Bible. I've always wanted to read deeper into the book of Daniel for some time now.
Against The Flow is over 400 pages, but it is packed full of so much information. It took me longer than usual to finish this book due to it's size.
This book covers all the major themes, interpretations, prophecies, and culture of the day.
Included in this book is discussion/study, perfect for one person to study or a small group study.
This book is very well written and it is clear that so much research has gone in to writing it. Please don't let the size of this book scare you into not reading it.
This is definitely one book that I will keep on my book shelf.
Praise"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
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