One of the most anticipated books in recent years was released a couple of weeks ago: Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation (Sentinel Press, 2017). This is a book that some regard as the most important Christian book of the decade, if not in several decades. As sobering and unsettling as it is inspiring, The Benedict Option is a clarion call for Christians to awaken from their cultural slumber. According to Dreher, a Bible- centered Orthodox Christian traditionalist and an astute social critic, we are not losing the culture war in America. We lost. Furthermore, there is no reason to believe that things will improve – barring some totally unprecedented revival that dramatically alters the spiritual, moral and cultural landscape of America. What this portends for the future are not only the greatest challenges that American Christians have ever faced, but great opportunities as well.

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