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  1. Being the Body
    Being the Body
    Charles Colson
    Thomas Nelson / 2004 / Trade Paperback
    $12.99 Retail: $16.99 Save 24% ($4.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 8 Reviews
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A not so subtle appeal to "be" the church!
    August 23, 2012
    David Gough
    Alexandria, VA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
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    When Chuck Colson, former Special Counsel to President Richard Nixon, made a profession of faith shortly before being convicted for obstruction of justice in the Watergate scandal, many viewed his profession of faith as just another "jailhouse conversion." As with the Apostle Paul, a large number of those cynics were from the "religious establishment." But Colson consistently and repeatedly silenced his critics through nearly four decades of faithful service to Jesus Christ and His Church. His passing in April of this year has created a huge void, but he has left a legacy of more than 30 books intended to prod the Church toward fulfilling the Great Commission. Through the years, Colson became an outspoken and familiar Christian social critic. He repeatedly challenged the status quo and urged the Body of Christ to fulfill Jesus' mandate of being light and salt in a dark and decaying world. That passion is clearly expressed in "Being the Body." This edition is actually an update of a 1993 work ("The Body") which was co-authored with Ellen Vaughn. Colson may not have been a theologian by training, but he was an careful apologist and a faithful churchman. He was also a master storyteller, as is evidenced within this volume. He verbally and personally walks us through the tragedies of 9/11, the account of convicted murderer Rusty Woomer, and a recollection of the Auschwitiz nightmare so clearly that the reader feels he is right there, experiencing those moments. But sensationalism is not Colson's purpose. His stories and illustrations are designed to awaken a sluggish Western church in a day of great opportunity for making Christ known. This book is not what I expected...it is more! It is filled with biblical references, but not in an oppressive manner. Some purists may even criticize him for not thumping the Bible more forcefully. The book is well annotated and contains a list of recommended reading and an index. A 13-lesson study guide is also provided for groups or individuals.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    May 23, 2008
    Brenda S. Foster
    This review was written for Stranded in Paradise, Women of Faith #5.
    It usually takes me about a week to read a book, but I read this one in two days! I had a hard time putting it down! You just never knew what was gonna happen next! I was reading it during my breaks at work, and when I would return back to my job, my co-workers wanted to know what was up! It is a great read!
  3. 1 Stars Out Of 5
    October 24, 2006
    Jen
    This review was written for Stranded in Paradise, Women of Faith #5.
    I thought the book had one good character - Stella DeMuer. The other main characters were boring and seemed one dimensional. The author mentions in the back of the book that she wanted to write a "lighter fare" novel, and that is exactly how it reads - as a very lightweight, boring story.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 28, 2005
    S Guyer
    This review was written for Stranded in Paradise, Women of Faith #5.
    Loved it. Loved the characters, especially the lady with the cat.Now that I would like to see. I'm still trying to figure that one out. How she got that cat to ... I'll never know. Enjoy.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    August 3, 2003
    deborah smith embree
    This review was written for Stranded in Paradise, Women of Faith #5.
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and read it in one day! The setting of Hawaii and the characters made a great scenario. I highly recommend STRANDED IN PARADISE!
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