Chuck Colson served in the Nixon White House as a "hatchet man" and one of Nixon's closest administration aids. As Nixon lost his Presidency, Chuck Colson went to prison for his misdeeds in Nixon's inner circle.
Colson learned the hard way that absolute power corrupts absolutely. During this period in Colson's life, he suffered the consequences of his life of power and intrigue. He was convicted and went to prison. But, he also learned a valuable lesson that is available to all of us. He learned that no matter what crimes one has committed in the past, forgiveness and reconciliation is available to all.
Chuck Colson paid his debt to society and went on to be the foremost advocate for prison reform in this country. Through his organization, Prison Fellowship Ministry, he has shown prisoners in the United States and throughout the world that they are valued by their creator and can become productive members of society.
I have been a supporter and volunteer with Prison Fellowship Ministry for about 20 years now and have seen personally the way God can change hardened criminals into men and women whose only desire is to be of service to their their fellow man.
Read this book ... It can change your life.
This book chronicles the movement of the hatchet man of the Nixon era to his faith in
Jesus Christ to prison and on to a ministry of Prison reform and to a modern day bibli-
cal apologist. He went from a life of shallow meaning to one of national and eternal
I was very skeptical of this man, after all, hes a polititian and knows how to conive, manipulate, and cheat better than most men in this world so I do not trust him. As I read his book it was just another well educated crook who knows how to hurt and ruin lives as good as any common street thug and no better than any other politian out there. As I read his book I kept telling myself, hes guilty but cant accept that he was actually called on it.
Then I read page 114-117 and said to myself, "maybe hes sincere, time will tell." I like this book for its sincerity. I think he was sincerely sorry for the pain and anguish he brought into others lives while he served as Nixon's side kick. I think he did feel remorse for his life and realized that like CS Lewis's book, Mere Christianity, states so well,that pride is a spiritual cancer that invades our heats and lives and destroys us while destroying others around us too.
The Holy Spirit used this book to draw me closer to God too. I think the Holy Spirit will use this book and Charles Colsons testimony to draw others to him also. I give this book a solid 4. I recommend it to any corporate businessman and esp. to all lawyers and polititians.
Charles Colson was involved in the Watergate scandal. He became a born again Christian and ministered in prisons after his own release.
This is his story.
Born Again may well contain the most candid scenes and reliable conclusions to emerge from Watergate. But it is much more; it is the story of one man's unrelenting search for meaning which led to the surprise plea of guilty and long months in federal prison.
For all those struggling with an inner emptiness in our computer-controlled, coldly impersonal society, Born Again charts the way to a new life and new hope.