CAS24 Recommended Reading List

This list is links to all the books recommended by speakers at the 7th annual Australia Church And State Summit, in the order in which they appear in the program.

We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, and the Very Meaning of Right and Wrong“, by Albert Mohler

Mission Drift: The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities, and Churches“, by Peter Greer

Cancel Culture and the Left’s Long March“, edited by Kevin Donnelly

Culture and Anarchy”, by Matthew Arnold

The Abolition of Man”, by C.S. Lewis

The Liberal Arts Tradition”, by Ravi Jain & Kevin Clark

How to Destroy Western Civilisation and Other Ideas from the Cultural Abyss”, by Peter Kreef

Body, Shell, Girl”, by Rose Hunter

The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth”, by Julie Binde

The Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas (Five Volumes)

Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age”, by Rosaria Butterfield

Letter to the American Church”, by Eric Metaxas

Saving a Sick America: A Prescription for Moral and Cultural Transformation”, by Michael L. Brown

The Global Public Square: Religious Freedom and the Making of a World Safe for Diversity”, by Oz Guinness

Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth”, by Noa Tishby

Letters to My Palestinian Neighbour”, by Yossi Klein Halevi

The Courage to Care”, by Suzie Smeed

How Should We Then Live”, by Francis A. Schaeffer

Conservatism: A Rediscovery”, by Yoram Hazony

The return of the gods”, by Jonathan Cahn

The everlasting man”, by G.K. Chesterton

Inside the Atheist Mind: Unmasking the religion of those who say there is no God”, by Anthony DeStefano

God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?”, by John Lennox

Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics”, by Willian Lane Craig

The Wilberforce Connection”, by Clifford Hill

The Air We Breathe: How We All Came to Believe in Freedom, Kindness, Progress, and Equality”, by Glen Scrivener

The Unlucky Country”, by Augusto Zimmermann and Gabriël Moens

Making Australia Right: Where to from here?”, edited by James Allan

How Should Christians Vote?”, by Tony Evans

Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers”, by Dane C. Ortlund

Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age”, by Rosaria Butterfield

The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas: Paul’s Mars Hill Experience for Our Pluralistic World”, by Paul Copan & Kenneth D. Litwak

Defending Conscience: How Baptists Reminded the World to Defy Tyranny

Deconstructing ScoMo: Critical Reflections on Australia’s 30th Prime Minister

At the 2019 election many conservatives – the “quiet Australians” – went back to the Liberals, given that Malcolm Turnbull had finally been dispensed with and recalling that Scott Morrison seemed to have stopped the boats and was a regular churchgoer. Further, they were genuinely concerned about Bill Shorten’s “drastic climate action”. However, these same conservatives have reason to be very aggravated, and are seriously considering voting for alternative parties at the forthcoming federal election. Why is this so?

In this book, the authors highlight the Prime Minister’s failure to stand up for conservative values; namely, his abandonment of the principles of smaller government, economic reform, free speech and individual liberty which successfully guided both the founder of the Liberal Party, Sir Robert Menzies, and Australia’s second-longest serving prime minister, John Howard. This compendium of articles is a must read as Australians head to the polls in 2022.

The Psychology of Totalitarianism

Occasionally, there are books that try to make sense of a key moment in history – and become an indispensable guide to the times we live in.

This book is one of them.

In The Psychology of Totalitarianism, world-renowned Professor of Clinical Psychology Mattias Desmet deconstructs the societal conditions that allow collective psychosis to take hold. By analysing our current global situation and identifying the phenomenon of ‘mass formation’ – a type of collective hypnosis – he illustrates how close we are to repeating totalitarian behaviours within democratic structures.

‘We can honor the right to freedom of expression and the right to self-determination without feeling threatened by each other,’ Desmet writes. ‘But there is a point where we must stop losing ourselves in the crowd to experience meaning and connection. That is the point where the winter of totalitarianism gives way to a spring of life.’  Mattias Desmet, The Psychology of Totalitarianism

False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet

The New York Times-bestselling “skeptical environmentalist” argues that panic over climate change is causing more harm than good

Hurricanes batter our coasts. Wildfires rage across the American West. Glaciers collapse in the Artic. Politicians, activists, and the Lying Harlot Media espouse a common message: climate change is destroying the planet, and we must take drastic action immediately to stop it. Children panic about their future, and adults wonder if it is even ethical to bring new life into the world.

False Alarm will convince you that everything you think about climate change is wrong — and points the way toward making the world a vastly better, if slightly warmer, place for us all.

The Great Reset: And the War for the World

In The Great Reset: And the War for the World, the most controversial man on earth Alex Jones gives you a full analysis of The Great Reset, the global elite’s international conspiracy to enslave humanity and all life on the planet.

If you really want to know what’s happening in the world, this is the one book you must read now. Alex Jones is the most censored man on the planet and you should ask yourself why that is. There is a powerful authoritarian takeover in process that is seeking to capture the entire human system and turn it into an artificial factory farm controlled system. We are in a war for the future of the world. In this book, you will hear from the world’s elites, from their own mouths, what they are planning for you and your families and you will learn what you can do to fight it.

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