The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation

The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation

In a radical new vision for the future of Christianity, NYT bestselling author and conservative columnist Rod Dreher calls on American Christians to prepare for the coming Dark Age by embracing an ancient Christian way of life. The light of the Christian faith is flickering out all over the West, and only the willfully blind refuse to see it. From the outside, American...

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Title:The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation
Author:Rod Dreher
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The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation Reviews

  • Calvinist Batman
    This book was quite thought provoking. It's one of those books everyone needs to read. I don't agree with *everything* he says, but I agree with way more than I thought I would. Some may see this book as extremely alarmist, but I don't think those people have their feet in reality as a Christian. I ...
  • Charles J
    "The Benedict Option" is, as I expected, an outstanding book. Rod Dreher has definitively shown that he is the Pope Urban of a new and dynamic movement, and this book has occasioned much commentary in the mainstream press. Unfortunately, the main point of Dreher’s book—to make a countercul...
  • Bob
    Summary: A proposal that in the face of pervasive cultural decline that has led to political, theological, and moral compromise within the church, it is time for Christians to consider a kind of strategic withdrawal patterned on the monastic movement founded by St. Benedict.The idea of "the Benedict...
  • Stephen Hicks
    If you are present in the right circles of the blogosphere or Christian cultural commentary, The Benedict Option is a hot topic if not an outright controversial one. Having read Dreher's Crunchy Cons along with probably too many of his blog posts on The American Conservative, I knew exactly what I w...
  • Douglas Wilson
    Strong on diagnosis. Strong on exhortation and commitment. Weak on strategic response. A worthwhile book overall....
  • Simon
    In the interests of transparency: I was a Benedictine monk for nearly four years, have spent my working life (43 years) at the college run by the Benedictine monks of my former abbey. So I have some experience in living as part of an intentional community, and not only as a monk. The ethos of Benedi...
  • Jeremy
    Katelyn Beaty's review at The Washington Post. James K. A. Smith reviews it in Comment, lasering in on Dreher's alleged alarmism and comparing Dreher's solution to a submarine rather than an ark. Smith says something similar, and harsher, at WaPo, and Dreher didn't like it (although the pun is irres...
  • Catherine
    no one needs more opinions on this book; i will endeavor to live my answer to it...

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