Chuck Colson Blog Book Tour

Chuck Colson has stopped by my blog on his blog tour to promote his new book, The Faith: What Christians Believe, Why They Believe It, and Why It Matters. So far the stops have included:Chuck Colson

Today, I asked Chuck the following:

Others have asked you erudite theological questions. I hope you haven’t felt like you were facing some kind of theological inquisition! Welcome to the blogosphere, Chuck! I would like to be sneaky and ask you more than one question, although they are not as intellectual as some of the others.

First of all, will we ever see a Chuck Colson blog? Secondly, can you please tell us a bit about your hopes and aspirations for the book, i.e. how you came to be writing it, why you wrote it, who your target audience is, and what you hope the book will achieve in the Christian world?

Chuck Colson
There is a Chuck Colson blog right now; it’s called The Point. Actually, it is run by a group here at Prison Fellowship, but it expresses my views completely.

The reason that I wrote The Faith is that I think the Church desperately needs, as Jim Packer said on his 80th birthday, to be catechized. We need to learn again the basics of our faith, those things which we hold in common through all the centuries, through all the denominations. It is what Lewis called mere Christianity. But people need to be grounded. Otherwise we can’t defend ourselves and we can’t live the faith out. So I think it’s one of the most important books I’ve ever written.

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