The author discusses six lessons that readers can learn from Communist China concerning America and the church. The first lesson being on corruption, if uncontrolled, leads to tyranny. The second and third lessons focus on change. The forces in the world during that time (namely Communism) and the methods they used exceeded what people thought was possible in history. The fourth lesson deals with the power structure and how it is used in the "cultivation of emotion." The final two lessons are concerned with the manipulation of people's will and the use of the church to achieve the means of Communism.