Politically Banned Books like God in the Pits by Mark Ritchie are books that for whatever reason, have gained an almost feeding-frenzy popularity. This is simply because whenever you tell someone that they can't or should not read a book, they will do everything in their power to get it and read it. The Bible is without question the all time greatest politically banned book. As of 2005 International Business Politics and Laws, you would be punished more harshly for bringing a Bible into communist China than if you were caught with drugs. [This is because the Bible's theme encourages free thought and denounces sovereignty of government.] Aside from the Bible, God in the Pits by Mark Ritchie could be approaching the top of the politically banned book list.