The Good Life

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2005 - Religion - 394 pages
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Sharing from his own life, as well as the stories of others, Chuck Colson exposes the counterfeits of the good life and leads readers to the only true source of meaning and purpose, Jesus Christ. But he does that in an unusual way, allowing powerful stories to illustrate how people have lived out their beliefs in ways that either satisfy or leave them empty. Colson addresses seekers--people looking for the truth. He shows through stories that the truth is knowable and that the truly good life is one that lives within the truth. Through the book, readers get to understand their own stories and find answers to their own search for meaning, purpose, and truth.
  

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User Review  - Garland Vance - Goodreads

This book is designed as a seeker's introduction to the good life. Rather than making a case for the biblical view of the good life, Colson uses reason and autobiography to demonstrate that the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Phillip - Goodreads

So. This was a gift from someone else, and I was a bit dubious that the perspective would be from the "other" side of the Christian theological perspective than where I am. That being said, I did ... Read full review

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Contents

The Unavoidable Question
3
A Shattered Life
11
The Great Paradoxes
23
A Nice Party with a Lot of Nice People
35
Shopping for the Holy Grial
45
Laughing at Death
57
More Important That Life Itself
73
A Life of Significance
83
What Is Life Worth?
197
Gods ID
213
Morality and the Natural Order
229
The Gift of Knowing Right from Wrong
247
The Sign of Gods Care
255
Written on the Heart
269
Postmodernists in Recovery
275
Hope Freedom and Happiness
291

A Silent Goodbye
93
My Happiness Right or Wrong
103
Whose Life Is It?
113
A Very Rich Man
121
Living Legacies
131
Greater Love Hath No Man Than This
145
My Life for Yoursbut to What End?
155
Journey into Illusion
161
Living within the Truth
173
Can We Know the Truth?
187
The Bad News
305
Providence
319
A Good Death
335
Infinite Truth and Love
347
Back to the Beginning
359
With Gratitude
367
Notes
371
Recommended Reading
389
About the Authors
393
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Colson, formerly special counsel to President Nixon, is founder and chairman of Prison Fellowship and the Wilberforce Forum. He also chairs the Council for Biotechnology Policy. Colson's Breakpoint daily radio commentaries are heard by more than one million listeners.

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