Live Not By Lies
Live Not By Lies
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Over the past few years, America has seen the rise of a chilling “soft totalitarianism” – something more Brave New World than Nineteen Eighty-Four. Identity politics are beginning to encroach on every aspect of life. Progressives attempt to marginalise conservatives, traditional Christians, and other dissenters, sneering at the idea of civil liberties protecting their beliefs. Corporations now censor opinions with which they disagree. Technology is inching us toward a surveillance state, and consumerism has dulled our spirits and made us willing to accept a secularism imposed not by gulags but by “softer” means.
Despite these warning signs, many American Christians fail to recognise the dangers, and even fewer know what they can do to resist. Meanwhile, the men and women who survived communist oppression have been sounding the alarm that their souls and their liberties are already at stake.
In Live Not by Lies, Dreher amplifies the alarm and explains why it is so hard for us to recognise the threat of totalitarianism in our own time. He lays out the steps for resistance and shares stories of modern-day dissidents who preserved their faith and their integrity during a time of tyranny, revealing:
- How to keep your sons and daughters in the faith, like the Benda family, whose six children remained devoted in the face of persecution
- How to stand firm like Father Jerzy Popiełusko, who gave up his life to speak out against the communist regime
- How to let go of bitterness, like physician Silvester Krčméry, who prayed for his captors every day of his thirteen-year prison sentence
- How to live not by lies, like Russia’s Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who refused to affirm anything he knew to be untrue, even at the price of exile
Too many of us are sleeping through the erosion of our freedoms, assuming that totalitarianism can’t happen in America. Live not By Lies is the wake-up call we need – and will equip us for the long resistance.
ISBN/Code: 9780593087398View full details