In the aftermath of the Great Digital Meltdown, human culture has been politically and technologically reinvented. The world's population now stands divided between a fast growing Cognit implanted majority and a non-implanted minority - respectively, the privileged and the excluded. For the followers of The Name, this means struggling against the evil Allianz Federation and the great deception of its popular dream-based metaphysical teachings, the Path of Transcienz. In the American South, members of a worldwide, faith-based Resistance movement have attracted the wrath of the Allianz leadership. Meanwhile, another type of dreaming - among non-implanted children - threatens the future of the entire Federation. As repression against enemies of the Allianz Code increases, the worldwide Resistance is forced to strategically move underground. Great peril and amazing hope collide in this gripping novel about the global underground Church decades in the future, during a time when non-conformity with the world system means persecution and risking everything for the glory of The Name. Antonio Chiareli was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After moving to the United States in 1984, he received B.A.s in sociology and French from Macalester College, MN. He pursued graduate studies in sociology and holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University, IL. Focusing on cross-cultural studies, Dr. Chiareli has extensively traveled internationally for research and missions and has been teaching at the university level for almost 15 years. Dr. Chiareli is currently Professor of Sociology at Covenant College, GA, and lives on Lookout Mountain with his wife, Teresa, and their three daughters.
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