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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Review: "The Colson Way"



I have read and been inspired and profited by Charles Colson’s books over the years.  I remember in high school reading Born Again and Life Sentence with great excitement.  It is with that background that I read Owen Strachan’s book, The Colson Way.

Strachan does a good job in overviewing Colson’s life, showing Colson’s natural talents as a communicator and fighter and how those talents blossomed in Christ in a way that Colson found himself unable but to present the Gospel whenever he had the chance – for the love of others and out of his great conviction that Jesus is the Only Way to salvation.

In the final chapter of the book, Strachan well argues that the Christian life is not merely an intellectual pursuit, nor is it one that cloisters Christians away from the world, but each one is gifted by God in his or her own way and called by God to do whatever we can do to stand for Christ in the public forum – whether that means running for office, mowing a neighbor’s lawn, witnessing at an abortion clinic, and/or sharing the Gospel with those we work with.

All Christians are called to live lives of faithful obedience before the world – no matter how hostile it may be – not matter how great our cross may be – to witness Jesus and His Gospel to the world through all that we do and are.


[This review appears on my blog and Amazon.com.  I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.]

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