Colson the Catechist: book review
A culture warrior sets out to explain Christianity's essential doctrines.
Reviewed by Trevin Wax
The Faith: Given Once, For All: What Christians Believe, Why They Believe It, and Why It Matters
By Charles Colson and Harold Fickett
Zondervan, February 2008
Most Christians in the West lack the doctrinal and theological tools with which to stand fast in the onslaught of two hostile forces: Western secularism and Islamofascism. So say Charles Colson and his frequent coauthor Harold Fickett in The Faith, a book that celebrates the Christian faith's essential doctrines, beliefs held by Christians "everywhere, always, by all." Colson and Fickett believe that Christians are living in a unique time of special opposition: "Western culture is doing everything in its power to shut the door" by which humans pass from darkness to light. Only a robust reaffirmation of the essentials of Christian doctrine, they say, will provide a firm foundation for political and social engagement. the rest
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