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Publisher Description

The New York Times bestselling author of The Benedict Option draws on the wisdom of Christian survivors of Soviet persecution to warn American Christians of approaching dangers.

For years, émigrés from the former Soviet bloc have been telling Rod Dreher they see telltale signs of "soft" totalitarianism cropping up in America--something more Brave New World than Nineteen Eighty-Four. Identity politics are beginning to encroach on every aspect of life. Civil liberties are increasingly seen as a threat to "safety". Progressives marginalize conservative, traditional Christians, and other dissenters. Technology and consumerism hasten the possibility of a corporate surveillance state. And the pandemic, having put millions out of work, leaves our country especially vulnerable to demagogic manipulation.

In Live Not By Lies, Dreher amplifies the alarm sounded by the brave men and women who fought totalitarianism. He explains how the totalitarianism facing us today is based less on overt violence and more on psychological manipulation. He tells the stories of modern-day dissidents--clergy, laity, martyrs, and confessors from the Soviet Union and the captive nations of Europe--who offer practical advice for how to identify and resist totalitarianism in our time. Following the model offered by a prophetic World War II-era pastor who prepared believers in his Eastern European to endure the coming of communism, Live Not By Lies teaches American Christians a method for resistance:
    SEE: Acknowledge the reality of the situation.
    JUDGE: Assess reality in the light of what we as Christians know to be true.
    ACT: Take action to protect truth.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn famously said that one of the biggest mistakes people make is assuming totalitarianism can't happen in their country. Many American Christians are making that mistake today, sleepwalking through the erosion of our freedoms. Live Not By Lies will wake them and equip them for the long resistance.

GENRE
Politics & Current Events
RELEASED
2020
September 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
6.1
MB

Customer Reviews

JesusGuy ,

How Loud the Alarm?

Dreher sounds the alarm of soft totalitarianism. He supports his thesis with witnesses of hard totalitarianism. Yet, Christians still have the right to speak, repeatedly upheld by The Supreme Court. I think the enemy is more within the church than in society. The Church must learn to CONFESS Christ!

totally stoked about Jesus ,

Live not by lies

Not my favorite type of read but very interesting and informative about the fear of soft and hard totalitarianism. Are we headed there - I would say most likely plausible. Some of the stories of those who have suffered under this craziness was hard to hear. I ask why, why is Christianity so offensive

skdfgb ,

Great book

It’s an interesting view. Thought provoking!

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