This book is chilling in the similarities with Germany prior to and during Hitler's reign and the culture in America today. Erwin Lutzer discusses these issues with challenges to Christians today. Some of the most interesting aspects of the book included how Hitler used propaganda in swaying the popular opinion and how people in Germany were willing to give up their freedom of speech and religion in exchange for having a strong economy. Sanitized terms were used to cover up the most unspeakable crimes. Parents did not have the authority over their children, the state did. Certainly we can learn from what occurred in Nazi Germany and hopefully avoid what happened there.
As Christians, it is a good reminder that we need to live out the Gospel in our culture and not let the culture shape us. We have a higher calling to obey Christ and live out our faith with compassion and humility.
I received this book from Moody Publishers for this review.