• Against the Flow

  • The Inspiration of Daniel in an Age of Relativism
  • By: John Lennox
  • Narrated by: William Crockett
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (75 ratings)

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Against the Flow

By: John Lennox
Narrated by: William Crockett
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Publisher's Summary

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 26 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?

©2015 John Lennox (P)2018 Monarch Books
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Narrator is pretty awful

I listened to Against the Flow. I had purchased 4 other John Lennox audio books to listen to but I can't do it with William Crockett's narration. Mispronunciation is rampant and distracting and his is a singsongy, pleading, preachy tone...ugh.

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Wonderful book! Narration needs work.

I loved the book! Dr. Lennox is brilliant. However, the narrator seriously needs to review pronunciation on many of these words. The last book I heard read by him was a little concerning. This time it was downright frustrating.

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Great content

The subject matter of this book is of great interest to me, but wish another reader had been chosen. His reading style and odd pronunciations seemed somewhat mechanical and distracted from the content.

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Great book – poorly read.

I always enjoy the writing and speaking of John Lennox. I will need to get the actual book and read it myself. The monotone and stilted style of the reader made it very difficult for me to appreciate the content. May work for others.

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Daniel Springs to Life(but the reader...awful)

Daniel is a well known book in the Bible written at the time where many royal princes were moved from Jerusalem to Babylon.
In our day, this would be like moving from Utica, New York to New York City. John Lennox, as usual defines the issues of the day and emphasizes the protection, believers, in the Living God, can count on still. His protection(the virtual shutting of the mouths of hungry lions) is a well known story. The "punishment" for continuation of Daniel's habit of praying to his Lord 3 times a day was well known, but the craftiness of his enemies backfired. King ‎Nebuchadnezzar was impressed by Daniel's preservation, in such an environment, and bowed to Daniel's Lord(at least temporarily). He threw the bad guys into the Lion's den, and their stomachs were filled with these tasty morsels.
Even people, who are not convinced that Jehovah reigns over the earth, should read this book. A lot of truth and great history is contained in these audio bytes!

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Good content, difficult narration

Great content, but I found the reader almost impossible to listen to. Sounded like he was trying to emote to the extreme the entire time. Had to quit listening after the first half hour or so……

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Great content, but...

I love Lennox and looked forward to this book but the reader makes it impossible to listen to. I will have to get a paper copy. This reader makes this audible book miserable.

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Confirming that God knows the future

The first 5 chapters show that God is greater than any human power by protecting Daniel’s 3 friends through the fire and then protecting Daniel from the mouths of hungry lions.
The last part shows God knows the future by describing —in great detail — what would happen long after Daniel was dead.

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Great book

Well written and presented. Excellent new knowledge for me on the history and background of Daniel. Helped to understand the context of what was happening to him and his friends. Gave me good in site to how God works and why. I would recommend for anyone trying to learn more and grow.

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Best Book

Great book, and great narration.

This is the best work on the book of Daniel I have ever listened to. I intend to purchase the hardcover and read myself.

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  • Mr Simon Taylor
  • 05-19-18

love the book, but not the narration.

Fantastic content as ever from Lennox. Seriously let down by the narration. Very poor pronunciation

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  • Steven Davis
  • 06-09-22

A Substantial Contribution

I am very grateful to John Lennox for his insights into the Book of Daniel and his efforts to apply it to today’s cultural milieu for believers (and unbelievers alike). So very good! I would very much appreciate an ‘update’ with all the developments that have occurred in western society as I believe we have become a lot more ‘complicated’ in recent years. While the ‘new atheists’ are still there I suggest there is a whole new regime of ‘cultural aggression’ which Christians need to come to terms with from the ‘woke’ movement to ‘identity transactionalism’. How do we understand and engage with these and other ideologies and worldviews in a manner that is worthy of the Lord Jesus Christ and more importantly with the ‘folk’ who promote them? How does Daniel’s life and witness, his example show us the way in a culture saturated with relativism? I also commend the narrator who I found conveyed John Lennox’ meaning so helpfully and clearly! I commend to all.