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Publication Date: 2008
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.
Brett Holdeman4 Stars Out Of 5Reasons for 'The Faith'May 7, 2017Brett HoldemanQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Chuck Colson may have, at one time, been a fellow in the wrong place at the right time (read Nixon's White House), but he used that shame to become a good servant of the One True King. This book spells out the reasons for our faith, even in the face of criticism from those who think they have all the answers, and the idiotic atheists whose eyes and ears are closed to what is obvious to those who view God's glory in every direction, regurgitating the same stupid arguments as those before them, never bringing anything new to the table. This book is a great tool for explaining why we believe in what we cannot see or touch, but from what we do see, tells us with confidence what IS - the Great I AM, and His Son, our Lord. I will doubtless use the inspiring stories and history to win my sisters and other disbelievers over to the Lord, and be grateful His Holy Spirit gives us the right words at the right times in others' lives and trials. I highly recommend this book to those with any lingering doubts or stubborn family and friends who still won't see the Light of the World!
SmileAmI5 Stars Out Of 5The FaithFebruary 19, 2017SmileAmIQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Great book with great insight of what being a real Christian/Christ follower is all about. It shows the difference between being a Christ follower versus just a "Christian." Thanks, Chuck. Our group loved the book and video.
Peg5 Stars Out Of 5Thank you, Christianbook.comDecember 17, 2014PegQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Books arrived promptly and in excellent condition, and because we ordered a dozen books, shipping was free. We were VERY pleased! Christianbook.com is definitely where we will go to place future orders.
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.