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The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation Hardcover – 11 March 2019

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Sentinel; 1 edition (11 March 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735213291
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735213296
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.4 x 23.6 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 472 g
  • Customer Reviews: 4.3 out of 5 stars404 customer ratings
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The Trump era...has not made The Benedict Option...less timely, but more so....Conservative Christians active in politics have no choice but to do the best they can from that unsteady, wavering position. But only a robust counterculture, a healthy sense of their own freakishness and, yes, a few St. Benedicts will save them if they fall."
--Ross Douthat, The New York Times

"The Benedict Option is already the most discussed and most important religious book of the decade."
--David Brooks, The New York Times

"I'm more missionary than monastery, but I think every Christian should read this book. Rod Dreher is brilliant, prophetic, and wise. Even if you don't agree with everything in this book, there are warnings here to heed, and habits here to practice."
--Russell Moore, president, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention

"A terrific book: provocative in its content, shrewd in its insights, vivid and engaging in its style. The strength of The Benedict Option is not just its analysis of our culture's developing problems but its outline of practical ways Christians can survive and thrive in a dramatically different America. This is an invaluable tool for understanding our times and acting as faithful believers."
--Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia

"This is the kind of book I am going to use to get the thoughtful people in my congregation reading and discussing. It is going to be helpful to the very people who have to live on the front line."
--Carl R. Trueman, Westminster [PA] Theological Seminary; writer for First Things

"An insightful and optimistic plan of action for Christians who are starting to realize just how hostile American culture is to their faith."
--Mollie Ziegler Hemingway, senior editor, The Federalist

"Deeply convicting and motivating. This book will be a grounding force for the Church in the decades ahead."
--Gabe Lyons, author of Good Faith; president of Q Ideas

About the Author

ROD DREHERis a senior editor at The American Conservative and the author of Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Little Way of Ruthie Leming.

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