The Body: Being Light in Darkness

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Thomas Nelson Incorporated, Aug 30, 1994 - Religion - 448 pages
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This watershed book is one of the most important works published in this generation. In "The Body," Chuck Colson sounds a clarion call for the church to rise above sectarian divisions and market-driven programs and to be once again the people of God. "Why does Christianity fail to make a visible difference in the lives of so many believers?" Colson dares to ask. "Why, in the midst of a surge of religious interest and activity, do moral values continue to plummet?" Sucked into the tastes and values of secular culture, many Christians today have a "McChurch" mentality. They expect the church to cater to their felt needs with a broad menu of quick fixes and entertaining programs. For all God's people who are discontent with such a low view of the Body of Christ, this book offers a refreshing, invigorating challenge that can inspire us to rise above a stunted Jesus-and-me faith and reclaim God's holy vision for His church.

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User Review  - Timothy La - Goodreads

There is No-Better reading...I have read this book 4 times and preached it's material... Read full review

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User Review  - Philip Esguerra - Goodreads

An excellent analysis of the state of the church today. It opens my mind about the church role in affecting change from without and within. The part of the church in communist eastern Europe is worth the time reading. I will read more of Chuck Colson's book. Read full review


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About the author (1994)

Well known for his dynamic leadership of Prison Fellowship Ministries, Charles Colson has become a highly regarded author, speaker, and columnist.nbsp; He has written several best-selling books, including Born Again, A Dance with Deception, and How Now Shall We Live?.

Ellen Vaughn is an award-winning author whose works include The Strand and Gideon's Torch, co-authored with Charles Colson. Former vice president of executive communications for Prison Fellowship, Vaughn has also served as a speech writer and fund-raising consultant. She and her husband, Lee, live in Virginia with their three children.

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