The Good Life: Seeking Purpose, Meaning, and Truth in Your Life

The Good Life: Seeking Purpose, Meaning, and Truth in Your Life

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  • The Good Life is the most personal book Charles Colson has written since his international best seller Born Again. The true stories from Colson’s life and others’ lives read like adventures—and that’s what Charles Colson says life can be for seekers of the truth.
    Through these life stories, Colson draws out meaning and understanding that will help seekers make sense of this messy, fast-moving world. This book will show you not only how to find purpose in your life but also how the world really works and how you can fit into its grand design.
    You will come to know Charles Colson as never before, and you’ll also meet

    • The king of corporate scandals
    • The woman the Chinese Cultural Revolution couldn’t break
    • The most tragic figure from Watergate
    • A man recovering from same-sex attraction
    • The film characters who say the most about what’s happening in culture now

    Colson believes that we can “know the truth and live it.” It is through this principle that we can discover what the good life truly is. Find it in the search for meaning, in the search for answers to the questions we all ask: Who am I? Why am I here? How can I find significance in my life? How can I make my life count?

    Your life can be a great adventure.

    You can find purpose, meaning, and truth.

    Publishers Weekly

    Colson-bestselling author, political figure and ministry leader-wrote this book to help readers answer deep questions... that [determine] how we will live and how we will die and whether our lives will count for something. It is part memoir, as Colson reflects on his own rights and wrongs. For Colson, how people live comes down to their worldview - how their core beliefs about life shape their actions. He covers key paradoxes (i.e., Out of suffering and defeat often comes victory) and spends a large section of the book establishing the existence of capital-T truth, a concept Colson argues provides hope and makes life a breathtaking challenge. He addresses a number of social and political issues, including evolution, euthanasia and homosexuality. Stories are central to this exploration, and Colson incorporates many different kinds: his own Watergate experience, popular films, stories of war and oppression, and front-page business scandals. While he attempts to conduct his search without relying on any prior assumptions or sectarian convictions, his Christian faith is ever present, and some who start from an opposing position may find his arguments weak. However, Colson's deep humility is striking, and many will welcome this well-researched book, built on his lifetime of learning and extraordinary experience. (June) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

  • Author: Colson, Charles.
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Pages: 394
  • Publication Date: 2005-06-01T00:00:01Z
  • Edition: 1st
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • MSRP: 24.99
  • ISBN13: 9780842377492
  • ISBN: 0842377492
  • Other ISBN: 9781414332239
  • Other ISBN Binding: print
  • Language: en_US
  • Quality Rating: 1
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