Glimpsing the Mystery
The Book of Daniel
Barbara Leung Lai Craig G. Bartholomew
OverviewThe stories in the first half of the book of Daniel are Sunday School favorites, and the visions of the second half are sometimes hard to understand. How do either of them relate to the world today, with its frequent news of conflict, injustice, and human suffering? In Glimpsing the Mystery, Barbara M. Leung Lai succinctly takes readers through Daniel, showing throughout how God responds to the needs of his people in difficult times. In a world that seems out of control, God provides glimpses into the mystery of his glory and sovereignty, showing that he has not stopped working and reassuring us that he is still the God of gods and Lord of lords. It is a message that is as necessary today as it was in Daniel's time.
Author BioBarbara M. Leung Lai (PhD, University of Sheffield) is currently Research Professor of Old Testament at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto. She taught Old Testament and has served as the director of the Pastoral and Chinese Ministry Program at Tyndale for the past 20 years. She is the author of two academic monographs on Old Testament subjects and has published numerous peer--reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and dictionary articles.
Craig G. Bartholomew (PhD, Bristol University) is H. Evan Runner Chair of Philosophy and professor of philosophy and religion & theology, Redeemer University College. He is author of Ecclesiastes (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms), Where Mortals Dwell, and coauthor of The Drama of Scripture.