Live Not By Lies

Live Not By Lies

Live Not By Lies

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.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Rod Dreher
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-09-29
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780593087404


The Benedict Option

The Benedict Option

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Already the most discussed and most important religious book of the decade." —David Brooks In this controversial bestseller, Rod Dreher calls on American Christians to prepare for the coming Dark Age by embracing an ancient Christian way of life. From the inside, American churches have been hollowed out by the departure of young people and by an insipid pseudo–Christianity. From the outside, they are beset by challenges to religious liberty in a rapidly secularizing culture. Keeping Hillary Clinton out of the White House may have bought a brief reprieve from the state’s assault, but it will not stop the West’s slide into decadence and dissolution. Rod Dreher argues that the way forward is actu­ally the way back—all the way to St. Benedict of Nur­sia. This sixth-century monk, horrified by the moral chaos following Rome’s fall, retreated to the forest and created a new way of life for Christians. He built enduring communities based on principles of order, hospitality, stability, and prayer. His spiritual centers of hope were strongholds of light throughout the Dark Ages, and saved not just Christianity but Western civilization. Today, a new form of barbarism reigns. Many believers are blind to it, and their churches are too weak to resist. Politics offers little help in this spiritual crisis. What is needed is the Benedict Option, a strategy that draws on the authority of Scripture and the wisdom of the ancient church. The goal: to embrace exile from mainstream culture and construct a resilient counterculture. The Benedict Option is both manifesto and rallying cry for Christians who, if they are not to be conquered, must learn how to fight on culture war battlefields like none the West has seen for fifteen hundred years. It's for all mere Chris­tians—Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox—who can read the signs of the times. Neither false optimism nor fatalistic despair will do. Only faith, hope, and love, embodied in a renewed church, can sustain believers in the dark age that has overtaken us. These are the days for building strong arks for the long journey across a sea of night.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Rod Dreher
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2017-03-14
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780735213319


Live No Lies

Live No Lies

"The bestselling author of The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry equips readers to recognize the lies and resist the forces that seek to steal their happiness, wholeness, and holiness"--

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Genre : Christianity and culture
Author : John Mark Comer
Publisher : WaterBrook
Release : 2021
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780525653127


The Solzhenitsyn Reader

The Solzhenitsyn Reader

Compiles a collection of the author's short stories, essays, poems, speeches, and excerpts, including some material that has been translated into English for the first time.

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Genre : History
Author : Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn
Publisher : Isi Books
Release : 2009
Total Pages : 634 Pages
ISBN : 1935191551


Summary Analysis Of Live Not By Lies

Summary Analysis Of Live Not By Lies

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. SNAP Summaries is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact info[at]snapsummaries[dot]com with any questions or concerns. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/35VxEz9 In Live Not By Lies, blogger and author Rod Dreher attempts to awaken the slumbering American church to fight against the totalitarianism that he sees rising in the US. Progressives seek to turn America away from its religious values, and Christians must be prepared to resist the dismantling of their faith. What does this SNAP Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - The pro-totalitarian signs Christians should watch out for - How Christians can resist and survive tyranny - Editorial Review - Background on Rod Dreher About the Original Book: Are American Christians ready to live under a totalitarian regime? This is the question that Rod Dreher wants his fellow believers to ask themselves. They have allowed materialism and comfort to infiltrate the church, even as their religious freedoms and values are being threatened by the radical Progressive agenda. In his book, Live Not By Lies, Dreher recounts his conversations with Christian dissidents who lived through communism in the Soviet Union. These survivors warn that socialism will spell the end of America if people don’t wake up. This is an insightful manual that Christians can use to form a strong resistance against totalitarianism in America. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Live Not By Lies. SNAP Summaries is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact info[at]snapsummaries.com with any questions or concerns. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/35VxEz9 to purchase a copy of the original book.

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Summary Of Live Not By Lies By Rod Dreher

Summary Of Live Not By Lies By Rod Dreher

Note to Readers:This is an unofficial summary & analysis of Rod Dreher's designed to enrich your reading experience. LIVE NOT BY LIES BY ROD DREHER states that power in the USSR has belonged to the KGB and to the party of the Communists, who declared only atheism for over seventy years. According to the atheist KGB's challenging ideas, Christianity in the USSR should have died long ago. Persecution was never stopped on Christians: behind the "iron curtain," grandfathers, fathers, and young men were persecuted and dominated harshly. Their children endured oppression and were taken away from their homes. Many children have never returned home; they were sent to a special place to be raised as an activist-communist. This was the reality of the situation in the USSR while under the control of the KGB's emperor.According to the American dictionary, "The concept of the Iron Curtain symbolized the ideological fighting and physical boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas from the end of World War II in 1945 until the end of the Cold War in 1991."Even though Christians were persecuted and prosecuted in courts severely and sent to prisons for many years, they were deeply grateful to God for His love for them, and for that, God put faith and courage into their hearts to stand firm for their faith. Christians of the USSR were grateful to Almighty God for the mutual support shown by Christians of Europe and America and for their prayers for the USSR over many years.

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Author : Genius Reads
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Release : 2020-10-08
Total Pages : 58 Pages
ISBN : 9798695251043


Between Two Fires

Between Two Fires

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • “Unforgettable . . . a book about Putin’s Russia that is unlike any other.”—Patrick Radden Keefe, author of Say Nothing From a Moscow correspondent for The New Yorker, a groundbreaking portrait of modern Russia and the inner struggles of the people who sustain Vladimir Putin’s rule NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND KIRKUS REVIEWS In this rich and novelistic tour of contemporary Russia, Joshua Yaffa introduces readers to some of the country’s most remarkable figures—from politicians and entrepreneurs to artists and historians—who have built their careers and constructed their identities in the shadow of the Putin system. Torn between their own ambitions and the omnipresent demands of the state, each walks an individual path of compromise. Some muster cunning and cynicism to extract all manner of benefits and privileges from those in power. Others, finding themselves to be less adept, are left broken and demoralized. What binds them together is the tangled web of dilemmas and contradictions they face. Between Two Fires chronicles the lives of a number of strivers who understand that their dreams are best—or only—realized through varying degrees of cooperation with the Russian government. With sensitivity and depth, Yaffa profiles the director of the country’s main television channel, an Orthodox priest at war with the church hierarchy, a Chechen humanitarian who turns a blind eye to persecutions, and many others. The result is an intimate and probing portrait of a nation that is much discussed yet little understood. By showing how citizens shape their lives around the demands of a capricious and frequently repressive state—as often by choice as under threat of force—Yaffa offers urgent lessons about the true nature of modern authoritarianism. Praise for Between Two Fires “A deep and revealing portrait of life inside Vladimir Putin’s Russia. . . . Yaffa mines a rich vein, describing his subjects’ moral compromises and often ingenious ways of engaging a crooked bureaucracy to show how the Kremlin sustains its authoritarianism.”—The New York Times Book Review “Few journalists have penetrated so deep and with so much nuance into the moral ambiguities of Russia. If you want insight into the deeper distortions the Kremlin causes in people’s psyches this book is invaluable.”—Peter Pomerantsev, author of Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible “A stunning chronicle of Putin’s new Russia . . . It celebrates the vitality of the Russian people even as it explores the compromises and accommodations that they must make. . . . This embrace of contradictions is what makes Between Two Fires such a poignant and poetic book.”—Alex Gibney, Air Mail

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Genre : History
Author : Joshua Yaffa
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2020-01-14
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781524760618


How Dante Can Save Your Life

How Dante Can Save Your Life

The opening lines of The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri launched Rod Dreher on a journey that rescued him from exile and saved his life. Dreher found that the medieval poem offered him a surprisingly practical way of solving modern problems. Following the death of his little sister and the publication of his New York Times bestselling memoir The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Dreher found himself living in the small community of Starhill, Louisiana where he grew up. But instead of the fellowship he hoped to find, he discovered that fault lines within his family had deepened. Dreher spiraled into depression and a stress-related autoimmune disease. Doctors told Dreher that if he didn’t find inner peace, he would destroy his health. Soon after, he came across The Divine Comedy in a bookstore and was enchanted by its first lines, which seemed to describe his own condition. In the months that followed, Dante helped Dreher understand the mistakes and mistaken beliefs that had torn him down and showed him that he had the power to change his life. Dreher knows firsthand the solace and strength that can be found in Dante’s great work, and distills its wisdom for those who are lost in the dark wood of depression, struggling with failure (or success), wrestling with a crisis of faith, alienated from their families or communities, or otherwise enduring the sense of exile that is the human condition. Inspiring, revelatory, and packed with penetrating spiritual, moral, and psychological insights, How Dante Can Save Your Life is a book for people, both religious and secular, who find themselves searching for meaning and healing. Dante told his patron that he wrote his poem to bring readers from misery to happiness. It worked for Rod Dreher. Dante saved Rod Dreher’s life—and in this book, Dreher shows you how Dante can save yours.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Rod Dreher
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-04-14
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781941393772


Against Christianity

Against Christianity

How could a conservative Christian -- an ordained minister with a beard, no less -- be against not only Christianity, but theology, sacraments, and ethics as well? Yet that is the stance Peter Leithart takes in this provocative "theological bricolage." Seeking to rethink evangelical notions of culture, church, and state, Leithart offers a series of short essays, aphorisms, and parables that challenge the current dichotomies that govern both Christian and non-Christian thinking about church and state, the secular and the religious. But his argument isn't limited to being merely "against." Leithart reveals a much larger vision of Christian society, defined by the stories, symbols, rituals, and rules of a renewed community -- the city of God.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Peter J. Leithart
Publisher : Canon Press & Book Service
Release : 2002-12-01
Total Pages : 154 Pages
ISBN : 9781591280064


We Will Not Be Silenced

We Will Not Be Silenced

“If I could, I would put this book into the hands of every Christian in America.” —Dr. David Jeremiah “Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). Each day, you watch America turn further from Christian values and the core principles of liberty. It’s frustrating to feel you can’t assert biblical truth without facing condemnation, and fearful to witness outrage and victimhood replace respect and reason. Amidst this dissent, how can you not only stay rooted in your own faith, but continue publicly testifying for Jesus? In We Will Not Be Silenced, Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer prepares you to live out your convictions against a growing tide of hostility. Gain a better understanding of nonbelievers’ legitimate hurts and concerns regarding issues like racism, sexism, and poverty—and identify the toxic responses secular culture disguises as solutions. In the process, you’ll see how you can show compassion and gentleness to those outside of the faith without affirming their beliefs. We Will Not Be Silenced will ready you to move beyond fear and boldly accept the challenge of representing Christ to a watching world that needs Him now more than ever before.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Erwin W. Lutzer
Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
Release : 2020-10-13
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780736981804