Dr. Slaght's new book is now in print. Actually, it is two books bound as one. The titles of the books are A Tale of Two Cultures-Then and A Tale of Two Cultures-Now. He wrote the books to encourage today's Christians to see how a small band of early Christians not only survived persecution, but transformed the dominant pagan Roman culture over time. He also wanted to raise the level of Christian understanding of the importance of our religious freedoms. Is the USA just one generation away from losing many of our precious religious liberties? These freedoms may soon be overwhelmed by political correctness and by the ceaseless efforts by some to drive those of Biblical faith out of the public square. Will the PC police conquer Biblical truth? Will freedom of religion soon be defined as merely freedom of worship?
He documents in the first book, A Tale of Two Cultures-Then, the roots of Christianity in Asia Minor by following the lives of Josiah of Bethany and some of his descendants through several generations within the historical-fiction genre. In this regard, this book is a sequel to his 2015 publication, Roll Away the Stone--Lazarus: The Rest of the Story. He deals with the question of Christian martyrdom and the manner in which the early church dealt with heresies, among other matters. He answers the question why and how did Christianity triumph over paganism.
Flip the book over and you will find the second book, A Tale of Two Cultures-Now. Here he compares the moral and spiritual culture in which early Christians lived to that which obtains in the USA today. Will our moral and spiritual decline lead the USA to an inevitable decline and fall as did Rome? He answers the questions how Christians should respond to persecution today and what can we learn from our history, and what we can do, with God's hand, to reverse our downward moral and spiritual trajectory as a nation? He calls American Christians to WAKE UP