Against the Flow by John Lennox

If Daniel and his compatriots were with us today they would be in the vanguard of public debate, John Lennox says in his new book, Against the Flow. 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. This is a lucid and erudite examination of the life of Daniel from a leading expert on faith and science.

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Against the Flow (Monarch, March 2015)

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.

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John Lennox

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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.

Find out more about John at http://www.johnlennox.org/.

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Does Christianity have a place in today’s world?

Professor and seasoned debater brings important discussion about God and the public square

3/17/2015 || Seattle: The concepts of tolerance and political correctness are having a chilling effect on the public practice of Christianity. That’s why readers will find Dr. John C. Lennox’s new book Against the Flow: The Inspiration of Daniel in an Age of Relativism (Monarch Books/March 27, 2015/ISBN: 978-0857216212/$19.99) incredibly timely. Lennox, who has defended the Christian faith in debates against the likes of Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, gives every follower of Christ the intellectual foundation they will need to argue the role their faith should have in the public discourse. 

While anyone who has spent time in a Sunday-school classroom is familiar with the biblical story of Daniel, Lennox mines this classic historical account to encourage cultural bravery in Christians trying to find their place in a postmodern society. The story of these four young men born in the tiny state of Judah around 500 B.C. and captured by Nebuchadnezzar, the emperor of Babylon, is one of extraordinary faith in God lived out at the pinnacle of executive power. The book of Daniel describes in detail how each of them eventually rose to senior positions of administration.

Yet despite their lucrative positions, Daniel and his friends were not content simply to maintain their private devotion to God. Instead they maintained a high-profile witness in a pluralistic society that was highly antagonistic to their faith, and they would eventually be forced to face the possibility of paying the ultimate price for their religious bravery. Lennox proposes their story carries a powerful message for us today as Christians living in a society that tolerates the practice of Christianity in private homes and in church services, but increasingly deprecates and in some cases even punishes public witness.

“Strong currents of pluralism and secularism in contemporary Western society, reinforced by a paralyzing political correctness, increasingly push expression of faith in God to the margins, confining it if possible to the private sphere,” Lennox says. “It is becoming less and less the ‘done thing’ to mention God in public, let alone to confess to believing in anything exclusive and absolute, such as the uniqueness of Jesus Christ as Son of God and Savior.” Lennox believes if Daniel and his compatriots were with us today they would be in the vanguard of public debate.

Against the Flow is a truly fascinating 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.

Learn more about John C. Lennox and Against the Flow at www.johnlennox.org or on Twitter (ProfJohnLennox).

Advance 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.” ~ Dr. Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life

“John Lennox has done it again. Combining deep thought, pervasive research and a keen eye on contemporary Western culture, Lennox has managed to draw tight, informative parallels between Daniel’s life and circumstances and the contemporary believer’s life and circumstances. . . . Finally, Lennox offers wise advice and practical application for how we can become modern-day Daniels.  I highly recommend this book.” ~ J. P. Moreland, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Biola University, La Mirada California

“I cannot think of a more important book for a secular, pluralist age. . . . This book is a huge encouragement to all Christians who long to live faithfully and usefully for God in a hostile world.” ~ Amy Orr-Ewing, Director of Programmes, Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics

“John Lennox has a unique gift as a Bible teacher. He applies text to today’s world and its prevailing philosophies in penetrating ways. . . . Every reader of this volume will see the depth and coherence of the book of Daniel in a new way.” ~ Dr. Peter J. Williams, Warden, Tyndale House, Cambridge

About the Author

Dr. 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 studied at the Royal School Armagh, Northern Ireland, and was Exhibitioner and Senior Scholar at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University from which he took his MA, MMath and PhD. He also holds an MA and DPhil from Oxford University and an MA in Bioethics from the University of Surrey.

Lennox lectures on faith and science for the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and has traveled throughout North America, Eastern and Western Europe and Australasia lecturing on mathematics, the philosophy of science and the intellectual defense of Christianity. He has debated Richard Dawkins at the University of Alabama (2007) and the Oxford Museum of Natural History (2008), as well as Christopher Hitchens at the Edinburgh Festival (2008) and at Samford University (2010), among others.

Lennox’s hobbies include amateur astronomy, bird-watching and walking. He and his wife, Sally, have three grown children and seven grandchildren. They make their home near Oxford.

Keep up with John C. Lennox and read more about Against the Flow at www.johnlennox.org or on Twitter (ProfJohnLennox).

Suggested interview questions

—You have studied and lectured on a number of different biblical topics. Why did you choose to write Against the Flow about the biblical story of Daniel?

—Why should every Christian be familiar with the themes found in the story of Daniel?

—Babylon, where Daniel was captive, was a hub for commerce, culture and education. How was this possible when it was built on false religions and moral ambiguity? What can modern Christians learn from this juxtaposition?

—Why do you call the times in which we live a “modern Babylon”?

—Why do you think Daniel and his friends were able to rise to power in the midst of such a corrupt culture?

—What should the focus be for Christians who have found themselves placed in positions of power and influence?

—It would be hard to find a child who grew up in church who has not heard the story of Daniel in the lion’s den—but this is more than just a thrilling story. What does it tell us about the relationship between law and religion, specifically the Jewish religion?

—What has been the effect of political correctness on the public practice of the Christian faith? Could Daniel have identified with this?

—You say in Against the Flow there is one point Richard Dawkins has made that you completely agree with. What is that point, and what does it mean for Christians?

—Why do you think our culture has accepted the idea faith has little or no place in the public discourse?

—What is the proper place of Christianity in today’s postmodern society?

—Do you see the stand for righteousness in a wicked culture as being in competition with Christian compassion?

—You have debated well-known atheists such as Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens; what was one of your most challenging debate moments? Most rewarding?

—What is the single most-important lesson for the Christian from the life of Daniel?

To request a review copy of Against the Flow, schedule an interview with John C. Lennox or for more information, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com.

Buzz

“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, author of The Purpose Driven Life

“Few parts of Scripture are more conscious of the clash between the wisdom of God and the wisdom of the world than the Old Testament book of Daniel. Few authors today are more expert at analysing and articulating both than John Lennox. It is a masterful combination, and the result is extraordinary.” —John Dickson, Founding Director, Centre for Public Christianity

“John Lennox has done it again. Combining deep thought, pervasive research and a keen eye on contemporary Western culture, Lennox has managed to draw tight, informative parallels between Daniel’s life and circumstances and the contemporary believer’s life and circumstances. In my view, the most interesting point in Against the Flow is Lennox’s point that while embedded in the top echelons of a pluralistic culture growingly hostile to biblical religion, Daniel did not rest content to shrink his witness to one of personal piety. Instead, Daniel maintained public engagement with the ideas and practices extant in his day. Finally, Lennox offers wise advice and practical application for how we can become modern-day Daniels. I highly recommend this book.” —J. P. Moreland, author of The Soul

“This book is an outstanding example of our responsibility both to understand God’s Word and the culture in which we live, and then to make the connections between the two. John Lennox is uniquely gifted to help us do this, as he addresses the big themes of God’s work in history, the place of morality, the nature of humankind, the challenges to faith, the trustworthiness of scripture, and the call to proclaim the truth whatever the cost. As a Bible teacher, a scientist, and a courageous disciple of Christ, John Lennox has provided us with an extraordinary resource – I wholeheartedly recommend this remarkable book.” —Jonathan Lamb, CEO and minister-at-large, Keswick Ministries

“I cannot think of a more important book for a secular, pluralist age. John Lennox challenges Christians to dare to be like Daniel, who witnessed boldly at the highest levels in a nation that did not share his faith. This book is a huge encouragement to all Christians who long to live faithfully and usefully for God in a hostile world.” —Amy Orr-Ewing, Director of Programmes, Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics

“John Lennox has a unique gift as a Bible teacher. He applies text to today’s world and its prevailing philosophies in penetrating ways. This learned exposition of Daniel shows how the book offers powerful critiques of the modern idolatries, whether atheist or secularist. Every reader of this volume will see the depth and coherence of the book of Daniel in a new way.” —Peter J. Williams, Warden, Tyndale House, Cambridge

Reviews

  • AGAINST THE FLOW #BOOKREVIEW

    Before reading this book I didn’t feel like I knew Daniel. Oh I knew Daniel was in the Bible and that he played a vital role, but I didn’t have a vast knowledge of him. After finishing this book I feel like Daniel and I are best buds.

    There is much that happened during the life of Daniel that is glossed over. Most people remember that Daniel went into the lion’s den and came out alive, but do they know why he was in that country to begin with? Do they know who he was and why he did what he did?

    Read this book and you will feel that you lived with Daniel and truly experienced life with him. I especially loved the side notes on what other things were going on in the same time period of history. I like to see where we are in relation to everything else.

    Written by For Him and My Family on May 4, 2015

  • AGAINST THE FLOW REVIEW

    I will be honest. This is not a book you can just pick up and read without thinking about. This book is extremely in-depth and will require concentration while reading. With that being said, it is worth it. Daniel is a book in the Bible that I have not done a lot of research on, although I have read it a couple of times. After reading this book, I am more intrigued by the book of Daniel and I also understand it more than I ever did before. Lennox takes his time going through the time period of Daniel, the history, and explaining all the details throughout the book. He even includes pictures of historical documents, statues and cities in order to help the reader visualize what he is talking about.

    Written by The Talbert Report on April 23, 2015
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RSYK7UY49J6FK/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • It was a fascinating mix of Bible commentary, comparison to our contemporary, increasingly secular, society and devotional thoughts. I learned so much about that time period, what Daniel must have felt as he went through the trials and how to be better prepared for the trials that may come in my own life. He uses a lot of quotes from a variety of writers, some Christian and some not, to illustrate his points.

    Written by Veronica’s ‘Views on April 21, 2015

  • BOOK BRIEFS: AGAINST THE FLOW: THE INSPIRATION OF DANIEL IN AN AGE OF RELATIVISM BY JOHN LENNOX

    Lennox writes with British humor, at times, and with a scientist’s mind on the text. His exegetical insights are not profound, but he brings out the big picture realities that flow from the text. This is not a science and faith title, necessarily. It is about the Bible book of Daniel. But there are lessons to be drawn that apply to the science debate and others. He offers some techincal resources and includes several appendices. And while he does defend the faith and the historicity of Daniel, that is not the book’s primary purpose. This is written to inspire believers to stand firm for their Christian faith in an age of secularism. We haven’t faced the lions in Western society quite yet, but Daniel has much to offer us as to how to influence the culture while standing true to our faith.

    Written by Fundamentally Reformed on April 21, 2015
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3BAWS2CZQ45ZK/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • AGAINST THE FLOW ~ A BOOK FOR SOMEONE WHO REALLY WANTS TO THINK

    This book doesn’t fit comfortably into a category like “commentary,” “current issues,” or “prophecy.” But it does provide food for thought on a wide range of topics from an author who respects the Bible and believes that it deserves serious thought.

    Perhaps the best short comment Lennox makes about going against the flow of modern relativism is “the Bible’s storyline is, in a sense, the tale of two cities – Jerusalem and Babylon. The issue is not what city we live in but what city we live for. Daniel lived in Babylon; but, in an ultimate sense, he lived for Jerusalem and all that it stood for.”

    Written by The Minister’s Wife Stmaps and Saves on April 21, 2015
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2WDT2U5ZUSVEP/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=085721621X

  • AGAINST THE FLOW

    I had never heard of John Lennox before but after reading this book by him I am eager to check out some of his other books. It is so refreshing and encouraging to find such a deep thinker who tackles hard subjects and has such a way with words. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and came away with a lot more understanding and insight, it was amazing! It is not a light read for sure but it is well worth the time to read. I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

    Written by Perfect Beginnings on April 21, 2015

  • BOOK REVIEW: AGAINST THE FLOW BY JOHN C. LENNOX

    If you ever want to study the book of Daniel in depth, this is the book for you. There’s so much that we, Christ’s followers, can learn from Daniel and apply in our lives in this present age of relativism which wages war against God’s absolute truth. The “anything goes” philosophy is widespread in our culture today. We must stand up for truth and go against the flow by being light and salt in this world.

    Written by Living for God on April 21, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/085721621X?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=085721621X&linkCode=xm2&tag=living05-20

  • AGAINST THE FLOW ~ THE INSPIRATION OF DANIEL IN AN AGE OF RELATIVISM, A REVIEW

    This guy knows Daniel!
    My Thoughts:
    This is a big thick book that, frankly, I found rather intimidating when I opened the box. The tone is very scholarly. It’s written by a college professor, and it reads that way as well. Mr. Lennox had a very good way of explaining the book of Daniel. He writes in a descriptive way that created pictures in my mind as I read….

    Written by Harvest Lane Cottage on April 20, 2015
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3D0RD3XZ5SSXE/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • AGAINST THE FLOW: THE INSPIRATION OF DANIEL IN AN AGE OF RELATIVISM

    I choose John’s book Against the Flow because I wanted to learn more about the book of Daniel. John does a thorough job of walking the reader through every step of the book of Daniel. The writing style is not difficult for the reader to understand, however, one must stay focused…keeping ones mind centered on every point so as not to get lost.

    I viewed this book rather like a text…one in which I could glean a better understanding of the book of Daniel. This book did not disappoint…I have learned a lot from reading John’s book…it gives the reader much to think about.

    John explains how Daniel’s life is still relative to ours today.

    This book is well written and meticulously complete. If you would like to learn more about the book of Daniel this just might be the book for you. ****

    Written by Four Seasons of Blessings on April 20, 2015
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  • REVIEW: AGAINST THE FLOW

    Against the Flow combines theology, apologetics, and Christian living – and I simply cannot state how powerful a book this is! Most people are familiar with the fiery furnace and lions’ den stories, but not until reading Dr. Lennox’s compelling book did I realize how relevant the book of Daniel is for us today. Just like the young Daniel, we live in a pluralistic, tolerant society that is growing increasingly antagonistic to the Christian faith. Rather than becoming paralyzed by the move toward political correctness, there is much to be learned from the pages of Daniel, and Dr. Lennox has done an incredible job in this book that informs, challenges and inspires. Highly recommended.

    Written by The Power of Words on April 20, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2S8UPI0E6ZXVH

  • POWERFUL IN-DEPTH STUDY RESOURCE

    I’m not sure I have read a more compelling or relevant non-fiction title in quite some time. Constructed much like a text book for the classroom, Lennox’s writing is concise and easy to follow. He expertly draws parallel’s between Daniel’s life and circumstances and our modern day lives and circumstances. He delves into a thorough fleshing out of scripture, history, culture (both past and present) and application for the present. With all the upheaval across our world, Against the Flow is a timely word for Christians who desire to walk by absolute truth while showing the love of Christ. This powerful resource should be on your bookshelf!

    Written by Mother of Three on April 20, 2015
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/gp/profile/AG8L0K3H4O50T

  • AGAINST THE FLOW: THE INSPIRATION OF DANIEL IN AN AGE OF RELATIVISM BY JOHN C LENNOX #REVIEW

    This is a big book – over 400 pages! It is not something you simply pick up and quickly read through but it is better used as a continued study. Lennox provides a wealth of history through his writing. Because I was reviewing this book, I skipped around to the chapters I wanted to focus on. I particularly studied the chapters on the 70 weeks and the 70th week. I like how he gave the general opinions of both of these books. I also love how he stated the importance of studying Daniel in relevance to today’s world views. People (believers and non-believers) are quick to judge God because he doesn’t do exactly what they think He should – this book helped me to see from that perspective and how to actively discuss these thoughts with others.

    Written by A Rup Life on April 20, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R3AIM0G0C0T6XV

  • EXCELLENT BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK OF DANIEL!

    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.

    Written by Andrew Smith’s Blog on April 20, 2015
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R2BWA7W5GKDQXL/ref=cm_cr_pr_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=085721621X

  • REVIEW: AGAINST THE FLOW BY JOHN LENNOX

    Lennox discusses the whole concept of going Against the Flow. Instead of writing about the interface between science, religion, and philosophy, he writes about the book of Daniel. Instead of discussing apologetics (i.e. logically defending one’s faith using information), he tells the reader how to BE an apologist, how to stand firm for God.

    Thus this book is desperately needed in our culture.

    Many of us want to honor God in public, but it is so difficult to know when and how to be courageous, how courage relates to prudence, and what those terms actually mean. Lennox uses the book of Daniel to discuss how to ‘give unequivocal, courageous public expression’ to what we believe and to ‘make sure in advance that our minds and hearts are prepared’ to do so….

    Written by Tea Time with Annie Kate on April 20, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1612L7KPEEK4T

  • BOOK REVIEW: “AGAINST THE FLOW”

    If you’ve ever really wanted to dig deeply into the book of Daniel, Against the Flow: The Inspiration of Daniel in an Age of Relativism is the perfect book for you. It’s intense. It takes time to absorb. But it is worth the work. Author John Lennox will lead you through every chapter Daniel, carefully explaining the culture, the events of the time, research and opinions of other experts, and the book’s application for Christians today.

    Lennox’s explanation for the arrangement of the book was especially helpful. His insights into the work God was doing in Nebuchadnezzar’s life, especially as compared to His choice of treatment of other gentile rulers in Bible times, revealed much about God’s gracious character, plan for all humankind, and attention to individual lives. Lennox’s analysis of Daniel’s visions and prophecies is useful and hopeful. His comparison of Daniel’s response to the culture he’d been taken into to what our response can be to some of the issues in our own society makes this book especially relevant.

    This is the second book by John Lennox that I have read, and I was greatly impressed by both. This author has a gift for seeing and presenting truth clearly. He knows the Bible and the God Who gave it to us. We live in a world full of confusing ideas. Lennox helps his readers sort them out and, firmly, but respectfully—as Daniel did—stand on truth.

    I thank the Litfuse Publicity Group for sending me a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for this honest review.

    Written by Wildflower Faith on April 20, 2015

  • AGAINST THE FLOW BY JOHN LENNOX REVIEW

    To sum this book up in a few sentences is not easy, but this story is to me faith focused and will inspire while guiding people to find and follow their own.

    Written by Cassandra M’s Place on April 19, 2015

  • BOOK REVIEW: “AGAINST THE FLOW” BY JOHN C. LENNOX

    Mr. Lennox has given us a masterful detailed account of the book of Daniel presenting to us the portrait of a boy who grows to be a man of God in a pagan society and helps to shape that society.

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on April 19, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R13XAJ4D86PBVZ

  • AGAINST THE FLOW

    Want to know what life was really like for Daniel as he was drug into captivity along with thousands of other Jewish citizens? Do you want to see what ancient Babylon looked like? This book has everything from how the palace was laid out, which gods were worshiped, the thickness of the wall surrounding the city, to the experiences Daniel and his countrymen would have had to face. Unbelievable! I can’t even imagine the hours spend researching such a book!!!

    This is something that I will read and re-read. It really gives you an understanding of what was happening. Inside the book are BEAUTIFUL, glossy pictures depicting the different things found from ancient Babylon to depictions made from the stories in the book of Daniel…

    Written by aTransParentMom on April 19, 2015
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R3VFTYB7EN8YOT/ref=cm_cr_pr_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=085721621X

  • AGAINST THE FLOW BY JOHN C LENOX

    What grabs your attention when looking for a book to read? Is it the title, subtitle, picture, author or content? When I first was offered the opportunity to read, review and post about this book, I was super excited! Why? Well, for one a friend and I have been studying the book of Daniel in depth for awhile now. Another reason is that I believe the title is a call to do just that, go against the flow. Finally, it is a well-developed apologetic or commentary on the book of Daniel in the Old Testament.

    Now, am I still as excited as I was at first? Absolutely, if not more so! The Body of Christ needs to return to preaching the Old Testament and not solely the New. There are many examples we can learn from those who have gone before us as to how to stand firm and against a raging flow. Society as the author states a couple of times and in different ways is okay with people practicing their faith in a church building or privately. They are threatened when people live their beliefs in the full view of the public and hence why we hear, read or see many examples of those who want to silence the voices.

    Daniel lived in a different society, time, and culture than we do today, but the message of Daniel is as relevant now as it was then. What message? Well, there are many, and God will speak to your heart if you read Daniel along with John C. Lenox’s Against the Flow as an aid to understanding and applying sacred writ.

    There is a cost to standing up and being counted as a Christ follower. Words of hatred are always being spewed forth without restraint in either written or spoken form. Sometimes it can even be detected through music or movies. Regardless of how the real question is put forth, will you stand against the flow or be swept up by the flow? Do not think it isn’t true because it is, and we all know it as we interact with others or discern it from other media forms.

    I highly recommend the book and when you purchase one for yourself, consider buying a copy to give to a local library, friend, family member or whomever your path crosses. Read the Bible and share what you learn with others and discuss what John C. Lenox has written to encourage everyone who is a Christ follower to go against the flow.

    Written by Seeking with all Yur Heart on April 19, 2015
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/RV751LP4GBAIT/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • A BLOG TOUR AND BOOK REVIEW

    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.

    Written by A Mom After God’s Own Heart on April 18, 2015
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  • AGAINST THE FLOW…

    Not for the casual reader but of interest to those who like to dig deeper and are looking for modern day insights from the Book of Daniel.

    I posted an interview supplied by Litfuse.

    Written by Positive Grace on April 18, 2015
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/gp/review/RC22US57BEUME/ref=cm_cr_pr_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=085721621X

  • A MUST HAVE RESOURCE!

    Against the Flow by John Lennox is a fascinating analysis of the book of Daniel from one of the most highly acclaimed apologeticists (is that a word?) of our time. This book analyzes the entire book of Daniel, focusing on thematic aspects of the prophetic work to enlighten the student on the history, culture, structure, and interpretation of the book in addition to life application of Scripture.

    This is a heady read and may require lots of review. It has for me and it’s been worth my time. In fact, I know I need to re-read this book over and over alongside the Scriptures to even scratch the surface of what Lennox is sharing. This brilliant author pulls you up to a new level of understanding. Lennox also shares great stories about how to share faith. He is most definitely a new favorite author of mine!

    Written by WORD Up! on April 17, 2015
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3GA67MB4LAEBH/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • A THOUGHT-PROVOKING READ

    Not only does the author give us information about the life and times in ancient Babylon when Daniel and his friends were living, but he also makes the connections between the ancient culture and our postmodern culture. I really love that! He also makes Daniel’s choices, actions, and attitudes applicable to our lives today. One can find much food for thought here. Against the Flow has challenged me to be better informed and to make better choices as I stand and defend my biblical worldview against a pluralistic and increasingly atheistic culture.

    Written by The Writer’s Tool on April 17, 2015
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R3QIHBE6NUWW0G

  • REVIEW: AGAINST THE FLOW FROM JOHN LENNOX

    Against the Flow: The Inspiration of Daniel in an Age of Relativism, presents the reader with an overview of the book of Daniel but it does so much more. It presents a unified apologetic front that the Christian must run with. We must exegete our culture with precision and allow the word of God to permeate our society while we as Christians take bold stands in the public square

    Written by On To Distant Pages on April 17, 2015
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  • AGAINST THE FLOW BY JOHN C. LENNOX

    This book contains a wealth of information, both for those wanting a commentary on the book of Daniel and those wanting encouragement to have the strength to be public with their faith. Lennox helps readers understand what gave Daniel and his friends the courage to maintain their faith in a society with a worldview much like ours. The discussion questions would make this a great choice for a small group study.

    Written by Book Reviews from an Avid Reader on April 17, 2015
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  • AGAINST THE FLOW

    Filled with historical facts and Scriptures, this book is a wonderful resource for us to see just how relevant history is to us today. I’ve been interested in studying Daniel more, so this book arrived at the perfect time!

    Written by Inklings and Notions on April 10, 2015

  • AGAINST THE FLOW

    The author manages to give you such a controversial topic that is so completely and total relevant to the past as well as the present. Fascinating work!

    Written by A Simple Life, really?! on April 9, 2015
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  • SUNFLOWER FAITH

    There is both understanding how even in todays world, Daniel is both inspirational and applicable, while also providing the layman to a deeper understanding of Daniel and what God seeks to convey in this book from the Bible.

    Probably one of the many known Biblical characters, Daniel can often be found quoted, talk about during sermons and bible studies and looked at for both its symbolic and also moral encouragement to the growing Christian.

    I enjoyed this book, both for general reading, and to discover Daniel in a new light. Th author shares a well researched and obvious passion for this book from the Bible and many a reader would benefit taking the time to read this once for enjoyment, second for discussion and third as an addition to ones personal bible study.

    Written by Sunflower Faith on April 8, 2015
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  • AGAINST THE FLOW {A LITFUSE PUBLICITY GROUP REVIEW}

    This is a work of theology, and sometimes Lennox’s writing gets very dense, but it’s as much a work of apologetics as it anything else. As you journey through the theology and the history of Daniel, you’ll also journey through the ideas of the New Atheists and Postmodern thoughts. We need a good bolster against postmodernism and other mushy doctrine, and this book provides that. It’s slow reading, but it’s very interesting and good.

    Written by Raventhreads on April 7, 2015
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  • WISDOM FOR THOSE WHO WOULD BE WITNESSES.

    Often, our time/space distance from Biblical events obscures both the relevance of the message and the humanity of the narrator. Oxford Professor John Lennox sets out to show us the book of Daniel in a new light, by revealing the significance of one life dedicated to God.

    We have no reason to believe that Daniel was an unpleasant, bigoted person who condemned and shunned left and right. Instead, we see a steady witness, whose hard-words-softly-spoken were valued by the establishment of his day. We see a man who knew the score about the world he lived in, and who made his decisions with the character of God as his reality.

    Indeed, there is much to learn from Daniel.

    Written by Found a Christian by His Grace on April 7, 2015
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  • AGAINST THE FLOW BY JOHN C LENNOX

    Against The Flow is a book that belongs on every Christian bookshelf. Unlike books that focus solely on the prophetic aspects of Daniel, Against The Flow also examines Daniel from a historical, cultural and theological perspective.

    The author’s primary purpose for writing Against The Flow is to highlight the similarities between our modern culture and ancient Babylonian culture in terms of antagonism towards people of faith, John provides insight into how God empowers His people to go against the flow – to stand up for what they believe in – to cling to what is right, even when there is a high cost.

    This is not a book for the faint of heart – but if you enjoy biblically-based books that are theologically rich and intellectually stimulating, you will appreciate this author!

    Written by Create With Joy on April 6, 2015
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  • “AGAINST THE FLOW”

    I love the story of Daniel and it was interesting to see him through this book. Professor Lennox presents his story in an interesting reading style that will keep you turning the pages and you will see why Daniel was going “against the flow.” It is an eye-opening book as to what each of us is doing when sharing our faith. Where do we fit in the “flow?”

    Written by Books and such on April 4, 2015
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  • BOOK BLOG… AGAINST THE FLOW, THE INDEPTH STUDY OF THE PROPHET DANIEL.

    This is a must read! I highly recommend it to Believers and non-believers alike. It is for any person that loves history.

    You will learn the history, the places, dates and times of when this extraordinary’s man life was depicted. How he prayed, fasted and walked with the Lord. I took so much out of this book. I have a deeper understanding of how faith works.

    God’s kindness, love and devotion to Daniel and his companions makes you want to lean in closer and partake of His wondrous love.

    Written by My Daily Trek on April 2, 2015

  • AGAINST THE FLOW

    what John C. Lenox has written is to encourage everyone who is a Christ follower to go against the flow. This is another book not for sale yet which I got to review. It comes out on the 27th of April! The author brings this story to life for us to use today! It will inspire readers to stand up and be a Daniel in this day and age.http://litfusegroup.com/author/jlennox

    Written by wisdom in books on April 2, 2015
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