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 chu...

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Title:The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation
Author:Rod Dreher
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ISBN:0735213291
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:262 pages

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

  • Jeremy
    Mar 13, 2017
    Katelyn Beaty's review at The Washington Post. James K. A. Smith reviews it in Comment, lasering in on Dreher's alleged alarmism. Smith says something similar, and harsher, at WaPo, and Dreher didn't like it (although the pun is irresistible). Dreher and Smith have clashed over this before.Here's Dr...
  • Rachel
    Mar 19, 2017
    A timely book for all Christians and yet I didn't come to this book expecting to agree with the premise. I honestly thought having monks as a framework for the book already made this at odds with the Great Commission. My skepticism was wrong. It was actually refreshing to read a book that gives a na...
  • Calvinist Batman
    Mar 17, 2017
    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 ...
  • Katelyn Beaty
    Mar 13, 2017
    I wrote about this book recently for The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/a......
  • Charles
    Mar 14, 2017
    "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
    Mar 26, 2017
    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...
  • Jeremy Purves
    Apr 05, 2017
    So if I could light up this review with attention signs, I would. Attention everyone: regardless of what you are hearing about this book, you do need to actually read it. Dreher is not advocating for withdrawal from cultural engagement. He is advocating for a rejection of modernity, individualism, c...
  • Jeanette
    Mar 30, 2017
    Asking some of the most central questions and defining the crux of "the world" or Moralistic Therapeutic Deism that is currently defined as "good" that is 5 star. And actions in Christian morality with Christian definitions of living "good" as the goals, that's the object. Because it is true, the ba...
  • Catherine
    Apr 08, 2017
    no one needs more opinions on this book; i will endeavor to live my answer to it...
  • Ben De Bono
    Apr 09, 2017
    Rod Dreher's new book is one of the most important contemporary reads for orthodox Christians of all denominational stripes. That's not because it's a perfect book or because his presentation or ideas are an ideal solution, but because he's seemingly the only person willing to have an honest convers...