Being the Body

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Thomas Nelson, Jul 12, 2004 - Religion - 528 pages

Charles Colson has been called, "one of the most important social reformers in a generation." Ten years ago in The Body, Colson turned his prophetic attention to the church and how it might break out of its cultural captivity and reassert its biblical identity.

Today the book's classic truths have not changed. But the world we live in has. Christians in America have had their complacency shattered and their beliefs challenged. Around the world, the clash of world views has never been more strident. Before all of us, daily, are the realities of life and death, terror and hope, light and darkness, brokenness and healing. We cannot withdraw to the comfort of our sanctuaries...we must engage. For, if ever there was a time for Christians to be the Body of Christ in the world, it is now.

In this new, revised and expanded edition of The Body, Charles Colson revisits the question, "What is the church and what is its relevance to contemporary culture at large?" Provocative and insightful, Being the Body inspires us to rise above a stunted "Jesus and me" faith to a nobler view of something bigger and grander than ourselves--the glorious, holy vision for which God created the church.

Hardcover ISBN 0849917522


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With Gratitude
Catastrophe PART ONE WHAT IS THE CHURCH? 1 Challenge
On This Rock
Will Build My Church
The Sin of Presumption
The Fractured Witness
The Church in Captivity
The Terror of the Holy
A World Transformed
The Body
Equipping the Saints
Let This Mind Be in
Who Are You?

One Lord One Faith One Baptism
The Flaming Word
Communio Sanctorum
The Great Distinctive
What Is Truth?
Am the Truth
Lost in the Cosmos
The Pillar of Truth
Between Two Crosses
Being His Witnesses
Being Salt
Lighting the Night
Go Light Your Candle
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About the author (2004)

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.

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