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The Faith by Charles W. Colson
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Recommended to Sandi by: Lenten Sermon Series at Church

"The Faith" is a very basic primer in the basic tenets of the Christian faith. It's very readable, but a bit light. It does a terrific job of focusing on the things that all Christians--Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant--have in common rather than the things that divide them. The author makes a strong case for the positive contributions Christianity has been making for the last 2000 years and how they are a direct result of living the Gospel.

Personally, I didn't learn anything new in reading this book. In his preface, Colson says:

Most professing Christians don't know what they believe, and so can neither understand nor defend the Christian faith--much less live it.

This book tries to solve that problem.
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Reading Progress

March 1, 2009 – Shelved
March 1, 2009 – Shelved as: religion
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Monica Exploring what faith means in the SGI Buddhist community, I heard it explained that faith means "believing in everyone's buddha nature."


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