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The Faith: What Christians Believe, Why They Believe It, and Why It Matters
Zondervan / 2008 / Hardcover
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The word "Christianity" conjures up many pictures, depending on who defines it. But Chuck Colson asserts that the faith "given once for all" is an invitation to a wonderful vision of life, open to all who will come. The Faith invites all who will - whether believers or skeptics - to explore the basic doctrines of Christianity and find out for themselves what it really means to be called a disciple of Christ - and how to live as a disciple.
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. For more information go to www.colsoncenter.org. SPANISH BIO: Chuck Colson (16 de octubre de 1931--21 de abril de 2012) fue un autor, orador y comentarista de radio popular y ampliamente conocido. Antiguo ayudante personal del Presidente Richard Nixon, fundador del ministerio internacional Prison Fellowship y fundador tambien del Colson Center for Christian Worldview, escribio varios libros que han moldeado el pensamiento cristiano, entre ellos Born Again, Loving God, How Now Shall We Live?, La vida buena y La fe. Su programa radial, llamado BreakPoint, presentado por Prison Fellowship Ministries, continua saliendo diariamente al aire, con ocho millones de radioescuchas. En 1993, Colson recibio el prestigioso Premio Templeton por el Progreso en la Religion. Este premio de un millon de dolares, ademas de todo lo que recibe en sus conferencias y sus derechos de autor sobre sus libros, son donados a Prison Fellowship. En 2008, el Presidente George W. Bush le concedio el segundo reconocimiento en importancia para un civil estadounidense por parte del gobierno de la nacion, la Medalla Presidencial del Ciudadano, por su labor humanitaria con Prison Fellowship Ministries. Se graduo de la Universidad de Brown y la Escuela de Leyes George Washington, y recibio su Doctorado en Derecho con honores. Sirvio en el Cuerpo de Marinos de los Estados Unidos, donde alcanzo el grado de Capitan. Harold Fickett is the author of numerous books, including an acclaimed novel about the evangelical experience, The Holy Fool; a critical biography of Flannery O'Connor, 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 andamp; Culture and Crisis. Fickett has been making contributions to Colson's 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. SPANISH BIO: Harold Ficett es autor de numerosos libros, incluyendo una novela aclamada en cuanto a la experiencia evangelica The Holy Fool, una biografia critica de Flannery O'Connor. Images Of. Grace y el libro de inspiracion i.e. Living Christ. Escribe con regularidad para publicaciones tales comoBooks and Culture (libros y cultura) y Crisis. Fickett ha contriuido a los proyectos de Colson por veiintiinco anos.
Longtime collaborators Colson and Fickett address the very tenets of the Christian faith in order to renew ourselves as Christians and the Church as God's people. Generally they do this well, first offering an overview of challenges facing the church and then moving on to specific core issues. Chapter builds on chapter, from God Is to He Has Spoken to Truth and so on to Last Things. Especially thought-provoking is the question of why so many people accuse the Christian faith of being dry and brittle. One answer, the authors say, is the church's failure to teach what the faith is. Colson and Fickett call the church to rediscover the joy of orthodoxy, to renew the surrounding culture and to rethink how we live out faith. If there's ever been a time in which renewal was essential, it is today, they say. Those who know Colson's work will appreciate his pointed statements and bold words, while those looking for subtle shadings of doctrinal issues may be aghast at the lack thereof. The book's strength lies not in minutiae but in opening the discussion on orthodoxy and what living as a Christian means by going back to faith's beginnings. (Mar.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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