Against the Flow Study Guide: Discussing and Applying the Message of Daniel Today (Paperback)

Against the Flow Study Guide: Discussing and Applying the Message of Daniel Today By John C. Lennox, Joseph McRae Mellichamp Cover Image

Against the Flow Study Guide: Discussing and Applying the Message of Daniel Today (Paperback)


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'Then King Darius sent this message to the people of every race and nation and language throughout the world: "I decree that everyone throughout my kingdom should tremble with fear before the God of Daniel. For he is the living God, and he will endure forever."'
(Daniel 6.25-6, NLT)

Daniel's story is one of extraordinary faith in God lived out at the pinnacle of executive power. It tells of four teenage friends, born in the tiny state of Judah about twenty-six centuries ago, but captured by Nebuchadnezzar, emperor of Babylon. Daniel describes how they eventually rose to the top echelons 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. That is why their story has such a powerful message for us. Society tolerates the practice of Christianity in private and in church services, but it increasingly deprecates public witness. If Daniel and his compatriots were with us today they would be in the vanguard of the public debate. What was it that gave that ancient foursome, Daniel and his three friends, the strength and conviction to be prepared, often at great risk, to swim against the flow?

Full of stimulating observations and through-provoking questions, this guide is the go-to resource on Daniel and his world and is ideal for groups or for individuals studying on their own.
John C. Lennox is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science at Green Templeton College. He has lectured on religion and science at many prestigious institutions around the world, and has publicly debated Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, among others. He is also the author of many books including Cosmic Chemistry, God and Stephen Hawking, God's Undertaker and Friend of God: The inspiration of Abraham in an age of doubt. Joseph McRae Mellichamp is Emeritus Professor of Management Science at the University of Alabama, USA. In addition to scholarly works, he has published study guides for several important Christian books, including C. S. Lewis' Mere Christianity and John Lennox's Friend of God. He and his wife Peggy also served on staff with the Faculty Ministry of CRU for nearly forty years.
Product Details ISBN: 9780281089246
ISBN-10: 0281089248
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Publication Date: January 18th, 2024
Pages: 144
Language: English