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.
About 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. He is author of a number of books on the relations of science, religion and ethics. He and his wife, Sally, live near Oxford.
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. The book of Daniel is one that I have wanted to dig deeper into for sometime, so I was very grateful for the opportunity to review the book, Against The Flow.
It is a hefty book at over 400 pages, but contained so much information. It did take me a while to read the book, given it's size, but I am so glad that I was able to be a part of reviewing this gem of a book. It covers all the major themes, interpretations, prophecies within, and culture of the day. A fantastic read for any serious student of the Bible, and especially those interested in Daniel.
It has many amazing features, but I loved the insert with full color photos of artifacts, maps, and fine art pieces of items from the time of Daniel. I also love that there is a discussion/study, perfect for individual study or a small group study.
The book was very well written and it is clear that much research went in to writing Against The Flow. Don't let the size of the book scare you away from reading it. It's well organized and that will definitely help you read it in easy, smaller chunks. It is definitely one book that I will keep in my personal library for a while yet and will for sure read it again.
I highly recommend this book and give it a thumbs up.
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***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***