Live Not by Lies by Rod Dreher
Despite warning signs, many American Christians fail to recognize the dangers and even fewer know what they can do to resist. Meanwhile men and women who survived communist oppression have been sounding the alarm that their souls and their liberties are already at stake.
In his excellent book, “Live Not by Lies”, Rod Dreher explains why it is so hard for us to recognize 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.
Dreher, based his title from Russia’s Aleksander Solzhenitsyn words and writings, “How to Live Not by Lies”. The basis for this book is found in the opening pages, “We cannot hope to resist the coming ‘soft totalitarianism’ if we do not have our spiritual lives in order.” This is the message of Aleksander Solzhenitsyn, the great anti-communist dissident, Nobel Laureate, and Orthodox Christian. He believed the core of the crisis that created and sustained communism was not political but spiritual.
I highly recommend all Americans and Christian believers read this book and be informed to act.