Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents

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In this book, Rod Dreher posits that a rise in totalitarianism is coming to the United States. He states that the threat comes from progressives, the left, woke culture, and social justice warriors. He believes that true Christians (firmly in the political right) must organize now to resist and eventually defeat this dangerous foe.

The best part of this book is the interviews with survivors of Russian communism. The hardships and torture they went through are a painful reminder of the horrible things humans can do to one another when they disagree. Their stories are deeply moving, profound, and well-worth telling.

Another interesting warning concerns the nature of what social media is doing to society. Set in the context of other prophetic books such as Orwell’s 1984 and the theories of Marx, it really paints a troubling picture of what social media is capable of and has already done to our culture.

Although the book describes itself as “a manual for Christian dissidents,” there is a surprising lack of substance in the call to action. There are no clear action points to take away from the book, but it’s definitely a thought-provoking read, regardless of which side you align with.

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Author Rod Dreher
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher Sentinel
Publish Date 2020-Sep-29
ISBN 9780593087398
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Issue February 2021
Category Religion


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