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Live Not by Lies

Live Not by Lies
A Manual for Christian Dissidents

by Rod Dreher

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2020-09-29
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0593087402
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Live Not by Lies

Live Not by Lies
A Manual for Christian Dissidents

by Rod Dreher

  • Publisher : Sentinel
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0593087399
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"For years, âemigrâes from the former Soviet bloc have been telling Rod Dreher they see telltale signs of 'soft' totalitarianism cropping up in America: ... 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 hastens the possibility of a corporate surveillance state ... Dreher ... 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 ... who offer practical advice for how to identify and resist totalitarianism in our time"--

The Wind in the Reeds

The Wind in the Reeds
A Storm, A Play, and the City That Would Not Be Broken

by Wendell Pierce,Rod Dreher

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2015-09-08
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0698165705
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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2016 Christopher Award Winner From acclaimed actor and producer Wendell Pierce, an insightful and poignant portrait of family, New Orleans and the transforming power of art. On the morning of August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina barreled into New Orleans, devastating many of the city's neighborhoods, including Pontchartrain Park, the home of Wendell Pierce's family and the first African American middle-class subdivision in New Orleans. The hurricane breached many of the city's levees, and the resulting flooding submerged Pontchartrain Park under as much as 20 feet of water. Katrina left New Orleans later that day, but for the next three days the water kept relentlessly gushing into the city, plunging eighty percent of New Orleans under water. Nearly 1,500 people were killed. Half the houses in the city had four feet of water in them—or more. There was no electricity or clean water in the city; looting and the breakdown of civil order soon followed. Tens of thousands of New Orleanians were stranded in the city, with no way out; many more evacuees were displaced, with no way back in. Pierce and his family were some of the lucky ones: They survived and were able to ride out the storm at a relative's house 70 miles away. When they were finally allowed to return, they found their family home in tatters, their neighborhood decimated. Heartbroken but resilient, Pierce vowed to help rebuild, and not just his family's home, but all of Pontchartrain Park. In this powerful and redemptive narrative, Pierce brings together the stories of his family, his city, and his history, why they are all worth saving and the critical importance art played in reuniting and revitalizing this unique American city. From the Hardcover edition.

Summary of Live Not by Lies by Rod Dreher

Summary of Live Not by Lies by Rod Dreher
A Manual for Christian Dissidents

by Genius Reads

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2020-10-08
  • Pages : 58
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Solzhenitsyn Reader

The Solzhenitsyn Reader
New and Essential Writings, 1947-2005

by Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn

  • Publisher : Isi Books
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 634
  • ISBN : 9781935191551
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Too Dumb to Fail

Too Dumb to Fail
How the GOP Went from the Party of Reagan to the Party of Trump

by Matt K. Lewis

  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release : 2016-01-26
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0316383910
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From a leading voice among young conservatives, an impassioned argument that to stay relevant the Republican Party must look beyond short-term electoral gains and re-commit to historic conservative values. In 1963 Richard Hofstadter published his landmark book Anti-Intellectualism in American Life. Today, Matt Lewis argues, America's inclination toward simplicity and stupidity is stronger than ever, and its greatest victim is the Republican Party. Lewis, a respected conservative columnist and frequent guest on MSNBC's Morning Joe, eviscerates the phenomenon of candidates with a "no experience required" mentality and tea party "patriots" who possess bluster but few core beliefs. Lewis traces the conservative movement's roots, from Edmund Burke to William F. Buckley, and from Goldwater's loss to Reagan's landslide victory. He highlights visionary thinkers who understood nuance and deep ideology and changed the course of the nation. As we approach the 2016 presidential election, Lewis has an urgent message for fellow conservatives: embrace wisdom, humility, qualifications, and inclusion -- or face extinction.

The Beloved Community

The Beloved Community
How Faith Shapes Social Justice from the Civil Rights Movement to Today

by Charles Marsh

  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 2008-07-31
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780786722198
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Speaking to his supporters at the end of the Montgomery bus boycott in 1956, Martin Luther King, Jr., declared that their common goal was not simply the end of segregation as an institution. Rather, "the end is reconciliation, the end is redemption, the end is the creation of the beloved community." King's words reflect the strong religious convictions that motivated the civil rights movement in the South in its early days. Standing courageously on the Judeo-Christian foundations of their moral commitments, civil rights leaders sought to transform the social and political realities of twentieth-century America. In The Beloved Community, Charles Marsh shows that the same spiritual vision that animated the civil rights movement remains a vital source of moral energy today. The Beloved Community lays out an exuberant new vision for progressive Christianity and reclaims the centrality of faith in the quest for social justice and authentic community.

Lies We Live By

Lies We Live By
Defeating Doubletalk and Deception in Advertising, Politics, and the Media

by Carl Hausman

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-06-23
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1136684735
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Another Gospel?

Another Gospel?
A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity

by Alisa Childers

  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1496441753
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“This may be the most influential book you will read this year.” —Lee Strobel, bestselling author of The Case for Miracles A Movement Seeks to Redefine Christianity. Some Think that It Is a Much-Needed Progressive Reformation. Others Believe that It Is an Attack on Historic Christianity. Alisa Childers never thought she would question her Christian faith. She was raised in a Christian home, where she had seen her mom and dad feed the hungry, clothe the homeless, and love the outcast. She had witnessed God at work and then had dedicated her own life to leading worship, as part of the popular Christian band ZOEgirl. All that was deeply challenged when she met a progressive pastor, who called himself a hopeful agnostic. Another Gospel? describes the intellectual journey Alisa took over several years as she wrestled with a series of questions that struck at the core of the Christian faith. After everything she had ever believed about God, Jesus, and the Bible had been picked apart, she found herself at the brink of despair . . . until God rescued her, helping her to rebuild her faith, one solid brick at a time. In a culture of endless questions, you need solid answers. If you or someone you love has encountered the ideas of progressive Christianity and aren’t sure how to respond, Alisa’s journey will show you how to determine—and rest in—what’s unmistakably true.

The Devil and Karl Marx

The Devil and Karl Marx
Communism's Long March of Death, Deception, and Infiltration

by Paul Kengor

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2020-08-18
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN : 9781505114447
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A chilling account of an evil ideology and the man whose nefarious thoughts made it possible.

#DELETED

#DELETED
Big Tech's Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal the Election

by Allum Bokhari

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2020-09-22
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1546059334
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The most powerful tech companies in the world are determined to stop Donald Trump. Journalist Allum Bokhari has spent four years investigating the tech giants that dominate the Internet: Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter. He has discovered a dark plot to seize control of the flow of information, and utilize that power to its full extent - to censor, manipulate, and ultimately sway the outcome of democratic elections. His network of whistleblowers inside Google, Facebook and other companies explain how the tech giants now see themselves as "good censors," benevolent commissars controlling the information we receive to "protect" us from "dangerous" speech. They reveal secret methods to covertly manipulate online information without us ever being aware of it, explaining how tech companies can use big data to target undecided voters. They lift the lid on a plot four years in the making - a plot to use the power of technology to stop Donald Trump's re-election.

Eschatological Discipleship

Eschatological Discipleship
Leading Christians to Understand Their Historical and Cultural Context

by Trevin Wax

  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release : 2018-04-01
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1462776396
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discipleship is eschatological in nature, because the church that makes and receives disciples is eschatological in nature. Often eschatology is thought to refer only to “last things” doctrines. However, eschatology in its broader sense encompasses the Christian view of time and the future of the world, informing both one’s evangelism and ecclesiology. Failing to relate the eschatological dimension to discipleship leaves one with an incomplete worldview, imbalanced discipleship, and eventually, a tragic inability to model the Christian way of life. By answering questions like “What time is it?” and “Where is history going?” Trevin Wax helps Christians view the past, present, and future biblically, and shapes their understanding of following Jesus.

Gospel-Centered Teaching

Gospel-Centered Teaching
Showing Christ in All the Scripture

by Trevin Wax

  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 111
  • ISBN : 1433681722
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A refreshing truth-over-technique call to small group leaders and Sunday school teachers to stay focused on continually reintroducing people to Jesus whose life and death changes everything.

Everybody Lies

Everybody Lies
The New York Times Bestseller

by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2017-05-29
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1408894696
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR A NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 'This book is about a whole new way of studying the mind ... Endlessly fascinating' Steven Pinker 'A whirlwind tour of the modern human psyche' Economist Everybody lies, to friends, lovers, doctors, pollsters – and to themselves. In Internet searches, however, people confess the truth. Insightful, funny and always surprising, Everybody Lies explores how this huge collection of data, unprecedented in human history, could just be the most important ever collected. It offers astonishing insights into the human psyche, revealing the biases deeply embedded within us, the questions we're afraid to ask that might be essential to our well-being, and the information we can use to change our culture for the better.

How to Lie with Statistics

How to Lie with Statistics

by Darrell Huff

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2010-12-07
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0393070875
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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If you want to outsmart a crook, learn his tricks—Darrell Huff explains exactly how in the classic How to Lie with Statistics. From distorted graphs and biased samples to misleading averages, there are countless statistical dodges that lend cover to anyone with an ax to grind or a product to sell. With abundant examples and illustrations, Darrell Huff’s lively and engaging primer clarifies the basic principles of statistics and explains how they’re used to present information in honest and not-so-honest ways. Now even more indispensable in our data-driven world than it was when first published, How to Lie with Statistics is the book that generations of readers have relied on to keep from being fooled.

Between Two Fires

Between Two Fires
Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin's Russia

by Joshua Yaffa

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 1524760595
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Yaffa introduces us to some of contemporary Russia's most remarkable figures 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. They understand that their dreams are best-- or only-- realized through varying degrees of cooperation with the Russian government. 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. -- adapted from jacket

The Lies that Bind: Rethinking Identity

The Lies that Bind: Rethinking Identity

by Kwame Anthony Appiah

  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release : 2018-08-28
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1631493841
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Washington Post Notable Book of the Year As seen on the Netflix series Explained From the best-selling author of Cosmopolitanism comes this revealing exploration of how the collective identities that shape our polarized world are riddled with contradiction. Who do you think you are? That’s a question bound up in another: What do you think you are? Gender. Religion. Race. Nationality. Class. Culture. Such affiliations give contours to our sense of self, and shape our polarized world. Yet the collective identities they spawn are riddled with contradictions, and cratered with falsehoods. Kwame Anthony Appiah’s The Lies That Bind is an incandescent exploration of the nature and history of the identities that define us. It challenges our assumptions about how identities work. We all know there are conflicts between identities, but Appiah shows how identities are created by conflict. Religion, he demonstrates, gains power because it isn’t primarily about belief. Our everyday notions of race are the detritus of discarded nineteenth-century science. Our cherished concept of the sovereign nation—of self-rule—is incoherent and unstable. Class systems can become entrenched by efforts to reform them. Even the very idea of Western culture is a shimmering mirage. From Anton Wilhelm Amo, the eighteenth-century African child who miraculously became an eminent European philosopher before retiring back to Africa, to Italo Svevo, the literary marvel who changed citizenship without leaving home, to Appiah’s own father, Joseph, an anticolonial firebrand who was ready to give his life for a nation that did not yet exist, Appiah interweaves keen-edged argument with vibrant narratives to expose the myths behind our collective identities. These “mistaken identities,” Appiah explains, can fuel some of our worst atrocities—from chattel slavery to genocide. And yet, he argues that social identities aren’t something we can simply do away with. They can usher in moral progress and bring significance to our lives by connecting the small scale of our daily existence with larger movements, causes, and concerns. Elaborating a bold and clarifying new theory of identity, The Lies That Bind is a ringing philosophical statement for the anxious, conflict-ridden twenty-first century. This book will transform the way we think about who—and what—“we” are.

Lies I Live By

Lies I Live By

by Lauren Sabel

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2016-05-31
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0062232002
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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These are the facts: My name is Callie Sinclair. I am seventeen years old. I live in San Francisco. I love my boyfriend, Charlie. I work for a secret governmental agency. I am a psychic spy. This romantic, action-packed twist on the classic spy novel is perfect for fans of Ally Carter’s Embassy Row series or for any reader who enjoys cinematic writing and stories of romance and intrigue. At seventeen, Callie is the government’s youngest psychic spy, trained to track dangerous people and weapons in her visions. When another young—and handsome and witty—psychic joins the agency, Callie’s personal and professional lives get messy all at once. If she can’t find a way to change the events she’s seen in her visions, she could lose the people she loves most . . . and her mind. Literally. Richly painted against the backdrop of San Francisco and Berkeley, Lauren Sabel’s enthralling novel captures the thrill of exploring a unique power in a dangerous world.

How Dante Can Save Your Life

How Dante Can Save Your Life
The Life-Changing Wisdom of History's Greatest Poem

by Rod Dreher

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-04-14
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1941393772
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Not With a Bang But a Whimper

Not With a Bang But a Whimper
The Politics and Culture of Decline

by Theodore Dalrymple

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2010-03-16
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 1566638518
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Theodore Dalrymple's brilliant new collection of writings follows on the extraordinary success of his earlier books, Life at the Bottom and Our Culture, What's Left of It. No writer today is more adept and incisive in exploring the state of our culture and the ideas that are changing our ways of life. In Not with a Bang But a Whimper, he takes the measure of our cultural decline, with special attention to Britain-its bureaucratic muddle, oppressive welfare mentality, and aimless young-all pursued in the name of democracy and freedom. He shows how terrorism and the growing numbers of Muslim minorities have changed our public life. Also here are Mr. Dalrymple's trenchant observations on artists and ideologues, and on the treatment of criminals and the mentally disturbed, his area of medical interest.