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The Creed: What Christians Believe and Why It MattersLuke Timothy JohnsonImage Entertainment / 2004 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:
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Rightly understood and rightly communicated, the Christian faith is one of great joy. It is an invitation to Gods kingdom, where tears are replaced by laughter and longing hearts find their purpose and their home. This is the heart of the gospel: Gods search to reclaim us and love us as his own. But have we truly grasped this? Those of us who have disdained Christianity as a religion of bigotryhave we repudiated the genuine article or merely demonstrated our own prejudice and ignorance? Those of us who are Christianshave we deeply apprehended the mission of Jesus, and do our ways and character faithfully reflect his beauty? From the nature of God, to the human condition, to the work of Jesus, to Gods coming kingdom, and all that lies between, how well do we understand the foundational truths of Christianity and their implications? The Faith is a book for our troubled times and for decades to come, for Christians and non-Christians alike. It is the most important book Chuck Colson and Harold Fickett have ever written: a thought-provoking, soul-searching, and powerful manifesto of the great, historical central truths of Christianity that have sustained believers through the centuries. Brought to immediacy with vivid, true stories, here is what Christianity is really about and why it is a religion of hope, redemption, and beauty.
Chuck Colson was a popular and widely known author, speaker, and radio commentator. A former presidential aide to Richard Nixon and founder of the international ministry Prison Fellowship, he wrote several books that have shaped Christian thinking on a variety of subjects, including Born Again, Loving God, How Now Shall We Live?, The Good Life, and The Faith. His radio broadcast, BreakPoint, at one point aired to two million listeners. Chuck Colson donated all of his royalties, awards, and speaking fees to Prison Fellowship Ministries.
Harold Fickett is the author of numerous books, including an acclaimed novel about the evangelical experience, The Holy Fool; a critical biography of Flannery OConnor, Images of Grace; and the inspirational Living Christ. He is a cofounder of Image: Art, Faith, Mystery, a journal devoted to the intersection of the arts and religion. He is a contributing editor of the web magazine GodSpy (www.godspy.com) and writes regularly for such publications as Books & Culture and Crisis. Fickett made contributions to Colsons projects for twenty-five years, beginning with Loving God and most recently in The Good Life. He speaks regularly at conferences and retreats. He and his wife, Karen, live in Nacogdoches, Texas, with their children, Will and Eve.
BethPeterborough Ontario CanadaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Bought as a gift so have not read itJanuary 7, 2014BethPeterborough Ontario CanadaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5This was a gift for my spouse and has not been read yet. from looking through it myself it was well laid out and looked to be interesting and informative.
Michael Eckhardt5 Stars Out Of 5February 3, 2010Michael EckhardtVery well done. Mr. Colson provides a very good and biblical presentation of Christianity without any denominational prejudice. Also, he includes a lot of historical and cultural influeneces that have shaped the true Church - the body of Christ. In particular, he shows that the early church was very much on the same page in every aspect of important doctrine because the Bible was the source of that doctrine. The modern drift away from sound doctrine in the domoninations of the modern Christian churches is because they have drifted away from the one and only true source of truth - the Word of God. Very well written and a very timely expose of the roots of Christianity and how the modern church has left it's first love.
Rick Lane5 Stars Out Of 5January 7, 2010Rick LaneI just couldn't put this book down.I bought it for an unbelieving friend, but had to read it first to see how in depth Mr Colson goes.This book goes right to the roots of faith, but explains our belief in a way that you don't need a dictionary beside you to understand it. There are Bible references in it though, so I do recommend keeping the Bible translation of your choice close while you read.
Joel5 Stars Out Of 5August 27, 2009JoelThoroughly enjoyed everything I have read in Mr. Colson's book so far. It convicts your heart and brain to dig deeper into your faith as a believer. Highly recommended reading!!!
Kate5 Stars Out Of 5June 5, 2009KateIn a day when biblical Christianity is being watered down and morphed into a more tolerated version of itself, it is imperative that true, born-again Christians come together and unify around the fundamentals of the faith. Beth Moore calls them the "backbone issues". . .those issues that essentially define Christianity. . .as opposed to those issues that Christians can safely disagree on without damaging the faith.Chuck Colson, esteemed and internationally known author, has written a book that is a must-read. It is called The Faith, and it clearly and compellingly takes the reader through "what Christians believe, why they believe it, and why it matters." Colson is a master at weaving foundational biblical truth through the issues that face us as a society, and leaving us with practical and life-altering application.This book was one of the best (if not the best) books on the Christian faith and its basic beliefs that I have ever read.
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