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This is an unusual book for unusual times. Reading the timeline the author has constructed connects many events most Christians are already aware of and puts them in a format that allows a proper assessment of the flow of history in our time. The scenarios the book presents are a clarion call to wake up to the situation we face and a reminder that our sovereign Lord is at work in all that happens. Julian Mann is assisted by contributions from journalist and author Peter Hitchens, and Andrew Symes of Anglican Mainstream.
As Andrea Minichiello Williams says in the Foreword: This book needs to be read. It won’t take you long. It is fast-paced and in it Julian Mann prompts us to face up to the theological heresies of our time and to confront the cultural apostasy.
How should Christians relate to an increasingly de-Christianised public square where people are either ignorant of, or hostile toward, the worldview of the Bible? What are Christians to do when the Church is marginalised, sometimes heretical and the exclusive claims of the gospel are viewed as bigotry and the moral law in Scripture is seen as repressive and intolerant? In this context Julian brilliantly summarises what many of us have lived through since the turn of the Millennium.
‘Julian Mann’s succinct study is penetrating in its analysis of the capturing of the UK’s political and social institutions. He creatively demonstrates the inroads Cultural Marxism is making in our society rather than simply denouncing it.’ Mike Davidson PhD is CEO of Core Issues Trust and an advocate for the rights of those offering and receiving professional help for unwanted same-sex attractions.
This is a fascinating, creative and insightful little book which you should not read if you wish to remain undisturbed, feeling secure behind the rose tinted spectacles that many evangelicals, especially in the Established church, are now wearing. The Dome referred to in the title, is the Millennium Dome, built under the guiding hand of Peter Mandelson, Prime Minister (‘Call me Tony’) Blair’s chief advisor and the main architect of the rebranding of the Labour Party as ‘New Labour’. Julian Mann, who is a gifted writer, takes the Dome as a kind of metaphor of the type of oppressive secular society Britain has become with breathtaking rapidity since the New Labour government took office in 1997. As you read through the book you are taken aback by the way so many people have been abused, prosecuted and vilified simply for expressing views which not that long ago would have been considered to be not only mainstream, but plain common sense. This is a prophetic book in so many ways. This is especially so towards the end of the book where three different scenarios are painted of Britain in the year 2050. This highly readable, thought provoking and penetrating book is to be highly recommended if you wish to be like the men of Issachar and ‘understand the times’.
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