A commentary on Daniel? We might be excused for thinking this a misprint, but it’s not. Against the Flow: The Inspiration of Daniel in an Age of Relativism may not be a typical Bible commentary, but it’s a typical book by Lennox: thoughtful, wide-ranging, readable, and full of relevance to the world in which contemporary Christians live.
In addition to his outsized academic credentials, Lennox is an ardent Christian who unapologetically maintains a high view of the authority and trustworthiness of Scripture. Unintimidated by the academic culture he inhabits, he’s also an outspoken critic of today’s well-known atheists and the scientific materialism they espouse. In fact, Lennox has publicly debated some of these atheists around the globe and has taken them on in a series of books: God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? (2009); God and Stephen Hawking (2011); Gunning for God (2011); and Seven Days that Divide the World (2011), a treatment of the early chapters of Genesis. In Against the Flow, Lennox makes no pretense of being a technical Bible scholar, and his treatment shows it. On the other hand, maybe a world-class mathematician is just what you need when it comes to counting down the 70 weeks of Daniel 9!