September 4, 2018

New Book from Os Guinness Warns of American Freedom Lost

Os Guinness, Author of “A Free People’s Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future”

In all of history’s great civilizations, there has come the moment when their citizens became their own worst enemies, thinking and living at odds with what it takes for the nation to thrive. In his new book, A Free People’s Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future (InterVarsity Press) political and social critic Os Guinness provides compelling historical and current evidence that suggests America is perilously close to reaching this point today.

A European who has lived in and admired the U.S. for more than 20 years, Guinness offers studiously objective insights into what America’s founding fathers and greatest leaders predicted would be most challenging: sustaining the freedom they won and structured through the Constitution.

Among Guinness’ observations:

  • The growing threat to personal and national freedom caused by the debt crisis;

  • The rise in political acrimony as liberals demand more freedom from the imposition of others and conservatives demand more freedom from government encroachment;

  • The necessary increases in regulation and litigation as unrestrained freedom has eroded America’s customs, traditions and moral standards;

  • The contradiction perceived by the world between America’s domestic freedom and international expansion.

Writes New York Times bestselling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, Eric Metaxas about A Free People’s Suicide: “Sometimes a book is so important and so timely that not to have read it is to embarrass oneself.”

A Free People’s Suicide is among the rarest of books that is sure to provoke introspection and alarm among liberals and conservatives alike. Readers of both persuasions who are concerned about the direction of US domestic and foreign policy will be drawn to this powerful book and its recommendations for averting “suicide.”

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