Death Panels: A Novel for the Fortnight for Freedom



It’s the Fortnight for Freedom. Have you been praying? And speaking up? And praying some more?

fortnight for freedom

It’s not too late, you know. Our freedom’s never been more precious…or more at risk.

You know what you should read while we’re still in Freedom Mode? Well, yes, the Bible. And yes, what the Bishops are saying.


But also Death Panels, by Michelle Buckman.

Death Panels builds a world that my children could live in, a world that’s not so far from possible. It takes the most dangerous and difficult issues of our time to a viable conclusion, one that’s painful and horrifying.

And yet Death Panels cannot be compared to other apocryphal works, because it doesn’t give up on human life, but rather shows that, in the midst of the darkest hour I could imagine for my children’s future, there is hope.

Buckman’s story leaves the reader wounded and motivated, changed and even renewed. It causes us to look at ourselves and consider just what we’re doing to stop – or continue – the dangerous trends of our time.

Here’s a book that turns our times, our cultural ideals, our basic assumptions, on their collective head. Here’s a book that exposes politics for the wrangling it is and points to another way. Here’s a look at what religious suppression could look like…sooner rather than later.

Death Panels is a must-read and certain to be a classic. Instead of scaring us into action, it shows us that, despite human failure, Truth can triumph.

We need a message like that as we fight for our religious liberty. We need to be inspired. And nothing has the power to inspire (even as it entertains) the way a good story does.

Go ahead, pick it up. See if you agree.

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Copyright 2014, Sarah Reinhard


About Author

When she’s not chasing kids, chugging coffee, or juggling work, Sarah Reinhard’s usually trying to stay up read just one…more…chapter. She writes and works in the midst of rural farm life with little ones underfoot. She is part of the team for the award-winning Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, as well as the author of a number of books. You can join her for a weekday take on Catholic life by subscribing to Three Shots and follow her writing at Snoring Scholar.

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