Being the Body by Charles Colson audiobook

Being the Body

By Charles Colson  and Ellen Vaughn
Read by Greg Wheatley

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7.10 Hours 1
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In 1992, Charles Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship International, penned The Body, an important work on how Christians have emphasized individualism to the detriment of the church, or the body. More than a decade later, Colson is back with Being the Body, a revised and updated edition of his award-winning book. It opens with the gripping personal accounts of several September 11 survivors, then states that in the immediate days following the World Trade Center attacks, the church was at last doing what it is supposed to do: it was being the body. As time went on, Christians' purpose veered off course, and the sense of community that was forged by the tragedy faded into memory. The book draws upon politics, philosophy and religion, demonstrating Colson's trademark breadth in its quest to foster Christian community. While some nonevangelical readers will likely be offended by aspects of the book (such as its broad generalizations about Islam), it will certainly be as influential and provocative as its predecessor.

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In 1992, Charles Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship International, penned The Body, an important work on how Christians have emphasized individualism to the detriment of the church, or the body. More than a decade later, Colson is back with Being the Body, a revised and updated edition of his award-winning book. It opens with the gripping personal accounts of several September 11 survivors, then states that in the immediate days following the World Trade Center attacks, the church was at last doing what it is supposed to do: it was being the body. As time went on, Christians' purpose veered off course, and the sense of community that was forged by the tragedy faded into memory. The book draws upon politics, philosophy and religion, demonstrating Colson's trademark breadth in its quest to foster Christian community. While some nonevangelical readers will likely be offended by aspects of the book (such as its broad generalizations about Islam), it will certainly be as influential and provocative as its predecessor.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Scriptural, searching, haunting, humbling, challenging, energizing, down-to-earth, up-to-the-minute—all of this and more is true of Being the Body, a radical update of Colson’s blockbuster of a decade ago, now even more powerful than it was before. Here is visionary dynamite. Read it thoughtfully and it will mark your life.” J. I. Packer, professor and bestselling author of Knowing God
“No one can match Colson’s unique blend of story-telling contemporary insight and prophetic vision.” Philip Yancey, bestselling author of Soul Survivor
“Chuck Colson and Ellen Vaughn have once again given us a compelling and humbling testament to how God’s grace and truth are best embodied when the church truly lives Coram  Deo…before the eyes of God. Through numerous stories from the earliest days of Christianity to the present…your heart will be touched and your mind challenged.” Ravi Zacharias, bestselling author
“Colson is a national treasure—not only that, he is a light for the universal church. The church, as Dr. Colson teaches us again, that embodied presence of Christ active in the world, today as yesterday.” Michael Novak, George Frederick Jewett Chair in Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy, American Enterprise Institute

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Author Bio: Charles Colson

Author Bio: Charles Colson

Charles W. Colson (1931–2012) 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, The Body, Loving God, How Now Shall We Live?, The Good Life, and The Faith.

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Author Bio: Ellen Vaughn

Author Bio: Ellen Vaughn

Ellen Vaughn is an award-winning author and speaker. She speaks frequently at Christian retreats and has been featured at writers’ seminars in the US and Canada. A native of Washington DC, Vaughn and her husband, Lee, live in Virginia with daughter Emily, twins Walker and Haley, and an enormous dog named after C. S. Lewis.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Runtime: 7.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English