How Now Shall We Live?

  • Title: How Now Shall We Live?
  • Author: Charles W. Colson Nancy R. Pearcey
  • ISBN: 9780842355889
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Paperback
  • How Now Shall We Live Gold Medallion Award winner Christianity is than a personal relationship with Jesus Christ It is also a worldview that answers life s basic questions and shows us how we should live as a result o
    2000 Gold Medallion Award winner Christianity is than a personal relationship with Jesus Christ It is also a worldview that answers life s basic questions and shows us how we should live as a result of those answers How Now Shall We Live equips Christians to confront false worldviews and live redemptively in contemporary culture.

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    About Charles W. Colson Nancy R. Pearcey


    1. Almost 40 years ago, Charles W Colson was not thinking about reaching out to prison inmates or reforming the U.S penal system In fact, this aide to President Richard Nixon was incapable of humanitarian thought, according to the media of the mid 1970s Colson was known as the White House hatchet man, a man feared by even the most powerful politicos during his four years of service to Nixon.When news of Colson s conversion to Christianity leaked to the press in 1973, The Boston Globe reported, If Mr Colson can repent of his sins, there just has to be hope for everybody Colson would agree.In 1974 Colson entered a plea of guilty to Watergate related charges although not implicated in the Watergate burglary, he voluntarily pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in the Daniel Ellsberg Case He entered Alabama s Maxwell Prison in 1974 as a new Christian and as the first member of the Nixon administration to be incarcerated for Watergate related charges He served seven months of a one to three year sentence.After leaving prison, Colson founded Prison Fellowship Ministries in 1976, which has since become the world s largest outreach to prisoners, ex prisoners and their families Today, Colson remains a member of the board of Prison Fellowship Ministries.A sought after speaker, Colson has written than 30 books, which collectively have sold than 5 million copies His autobiographical book, Born Again, was one of the nation s best selling books of all genres in 1976 Another bestseller, co authored by Nancy Pearcey, How Now Shall We Live, is considered one of the most important books written on the subject of Christian worldview His most recent book, The Faith, is a powerful appeal to the Church to re embrace the foundational truths of Christianity.In 1991 Colson launched BreakPoint, a unique radio commentary that provides a Christian perspective on today s news and trends BreakPoint is currently aired weekdays to than 1,300 outlets nationwide that reach and estimated 2 million listeners.Today Colson is focused full time on developing other Christian leaders who can influence the culture and their communities through their faith The capstone of this effort is The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, an online research and training center launched in 2009 for the promotion of Christian worldview teaching In addition to a vast library of worldview materials, the Colson Center provides online courses and serves as a catalyst for a growing movement of Christian organizations dedicated to impacting the culture The Colson Center website also hosts Colson s popular weekly Two Minute Warning video commentary aimed at engaging a younger generation with a biblical perspective on cultural issues.In 2009, Colson was a principal writer of the Manhattan Declaration, which calls on Christians to defend the sanctity of human life, traditional marriage and religious freedom Nearly half a million people have signed the Manhattan Declaration Collaborating with other Christian ministries, BreakPoint aims to launch other ecumenical grassroots movements around moral and ethical issues of great concern.In recognition of his work, Colson received the prestigious Templeton Prize for progress in religion in 1993, donating the 1 million prize to Prison Fellowship Colson s other awards have included the Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation s second highest civilian honor 2008 the Humanitarian Award from Dominos Pizza Corporation 1991 The Others Award from The Salvation Army 1990 the Outstanding Young Man of Boston from the Boston Chamber of Commerce 1960 and several honorary doctorates from various colleges and universities 1982 2000.


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    1. This book sat on my shelves for nearly ten years before I finally read it. I should have read it sooner! It is an excellent commentary on the nature of the worldview conflicts that engage our nation even now. If you want to have some help understanding how issues of the day can be viewed through the lens of the Bible, read this book. If you want to engage more knowledgeably with the world around you, read this book. If you want ideas about how to live your life intentionally in light of creation [...]

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    2. This was not an easy book to read for me, because English is my second language and Colson uses a lot of difficult words. But with a dictionary at hand I wrestled through the pages what an amazing insights! I LOVE this book, it explains why a Christian worldview is so important and why we should stop hiding in our churches. A must read if you are interested in apologetics.

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    3. I have to admit that I was disappointed in this book. While some parts were riveting, other aspects of the theology taught were sorely lacking. Probably the worst part was how he kept referring to Roman Catholics as "Christians" and quoting Pope Jean Paul. Other elements included a more "social gospel" feel than I think is warranted, endorsement of public schools, a weird take on the Big Bang, and a very evidential perspective on epistemology and apologetics, as well as several other schizophren [...]

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    4. Colson has a excellent presentation of the state of the conflict of worldviews and role Christians plays and what it has to offer. His main these is that Christianity has the best answers for the human condition. Written primarily to fellow Christians, note the “We” in the title, those with differing world views will probably not find it persuasive, but they will find the Christian worldview clearly set forth, with a broad survey of the evidence for it, without getting lost in all the techni [...]

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    5. "How Now Shall We Live" was the heart cry of a people who lived during the Jewish exile from the Promised Land, yet it is no less the unspoken prayer of the faithful today. As Chuck Colson puts it, "We live in a culture that is at best morally indifferent in which Judeo-Christian values are mocked in which violence, banality, meanness, and disintegrating personal behavior are destroying civility and endangering the very life of our communities." It is no small wonder that Colson--the founder o [...]

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    6. Obviously not a novel, but it's pretty boss. My faith was completely reaffirmed. All the evidence and examples are superb. Read it. Essential for Christians and Agnostics and Skeptics . . . basically everyone.

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    7. This book is blowing me away! Great insight into why and how our postmodern culture has come about. A must read for concerned citizens and the next generation of Christian leaders.

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    8. I should point out to begin with, that this book is aimed at Christians as the target audience.I was introduced to this book when I attended a C.S. Lewis retreat. The book that was recommended was Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey who is the co-author of this book. This was also recommended along with that book. This book deals with the concept of the Christian worldview. It definitely takes the stance from "This Little Light of mine" which says "Hide it under a bushel? No! I'm gonna let it shine." T [...]

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    9. One of the most comprehensive books about approaching life I have ever read. Colston sets out to discuss the Christian worldview - not necessarily religion - and covers a tremendous amount of ground when doing so.The book can be shoddily be summed up as an in-depth look at how a person's/society's view of 3 things (creation, fall and redemption) shape their reaction to most every decision and action in life. From our politics to parenting to pop culture, Colston takes time to explain how the Chr [...]

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    10. Amazing book! Beautifully written and thought provoking.

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    11. A very definite break down of almost every aspects of Western life with inspiring examples of how Christ can transform people, cities, communities and potentially nations. While I didn't quite agree with all of Colson's views (his anti-welfare stance was puzzling for me as a liberal Christian), over all this work creates awe for the work of the Lord and encouragement in the area of how Christians can apply their beliefs to help change the world. The examples of different Christian projects, indi [...]

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    12. Every one of us have a worldview. As a Christian, it's important that I understand my worldview and how it determines my place in this world and the society I live and participate in. Often a person can think they know what their worldview is only to find they behave in a way contrary to the worldview they want to have, just because society raised them that way. This book helps Christians navigate all of this brilliantly. It's challenging but so important.

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    13. "Recorded on September 12, 2001, this audio presentation has a frightening immediacy and an honest reality. In it Colson defined a course of biblical action, quoting the "Just War Doctrine" developed by St. Augustine in the Fourth century."I gave it a five star rating for its historicity. And am going to keep it to give to the family. These days history gets rewritten so easily that I would like my family to have some facts and truth for the future.

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    14. Much better than I expected. As a Democrat, I read this as a counterpoint to my inherent views and found that I liked it quite a bit. Colson is a very good writer, and the book is engaging. While I didn't agree with everything he said, he makes some very good arguments in places, and the book should make you think, regardless of your predilections.

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    15. I decided to read this book because of my growing interest in the ways Christians think about engaging with the public sphere. Overall, it is a long book, but it is an easy read. Written for a lay audience, it sort of sets out an agenda that best resembles a rear-guard, last ditch effort to do what the culture wars of the 80's and early 90's failed to do: "win" the culture.Although I rated the book with a single star, it does have a few decent qualities. The bibliography and recommended reading [...]

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    16. How Now Shall We Live? Chuck Colson and Nancy Pearcy. Wheaton: Tyndale, 1999. Hardcover. 576 pages.I bought this book at a used book sale by our library. I was interesting in it because I knew that Charles Colson was a Christian author. (He is the former Nixon advisor who became a born-again Christian after going to jail and later developed a prison ministry.) Also, the title of the book, "How Now Shall We Live?," appears to be a reference to Francis Schaeffer's book, How Should We Then Live?, a [...]

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    17. By the time Charles Colson got out of prison, having been convicted for acts of political skullduggery during the Watergate scandal, he had converted to Evangelical Christianity. This book was his best-seller, an homage to Francis Schaeffer, the presuppositional millenialist who in the 1970's left the quiet life of a Christian intellectual to help lead the evangelicals to the heights of political activism we see today in the U.S. Presuppositionalists can be recognized by their severe overuse of [...]

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    18. I've read this book for almost 40 days, not because it is uninteresting and boring, but because this book is so rich that as someone has said, it "must be chewed and digested slowly." I bought this for a relatively low price in a used-book store. But for my limited pocket-size, it was still pricey for me. Nevertheless when I saw the book, I know for a certain that the book is worth the buy, and so I did. And I'm not mistaken! This is an immensely helpful and moving book, showing that Christianit [...]

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    19. This is a great read, especially for new believers. Colson definitely sides with the 'culture transformation' crowd in the debate over Christ and culture. He says things like "God calls us to renew culture" and "Our job is to go back to Adam's job of making culture". As I sit on the fence of this culture debate, I find his insights tough to prove with scripture. Adam's commission was to have dominion over the earth and animals. I think you really have to read in between the lines to insert your [...]

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    20. Over the next year, I will be completing the Centurions Program, a Christian worldview, ethics, and leadership training program established by the late Chuck Colson. The program requires a fairly substantial reading list that we are required to interact with and reflect on. The first book, How Now Shall We Live (Colson & Pearcey, 1999) is really a cornerstone to the program. In essence, this book is a detailed introduction to the concept of worldview. The authors not only address what worldv [...]

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    21. My husband asked me to read this book at Christmas, as a gift to him. This is a gift that lasted for eight monthsw that's a great gift!Chuck Colson presents in-depth logic and reasoning behind the Christian worldview as it relates to many aspects of our culture. My biggest take-away is that I need to be well-equipped to defend and live my beliefs boldly in such a way that is intellectual, well-reasoned, and compassionate. I really enjoyed the stories that he shared of others modeling the Christi [...]

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    22. I am taking my time to read this book. It is a book I recommend for open minds that seek to know and learn what to be a Christian mean in our society today. As an observer of different cultures, we all are targeted with the thought of "I do whatever makes me feel good", which is the current motto we hear everywhere. When it comes how to live today, how to be a real Christian from inside to outside, there is no difference of customs, habits or race. We should be one in one thought and one purpose [...]

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    23. Colson has so many great things to say, but I really didn't think the book was particularly well-written. If I were to lend it to a friend, I might even just mark certain pages or chapters for them to read. Too much of the book was seemingly dumbed down or was dated. Is Colson's target audience, evangelical Christians, really that intellectually weak? Since C. S. Lewis wrote his books, an inevitable comparison in my mind as I read, have we really allowed ourselves such mental atrophy? I really e [...]

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    24. I have read quite a few of the Christian worldview books and this one is one of the best. It is kind of a modern follow-up to Francis Schaeffer's How Then Should We Live. Colson and Pearcey set up the book using the Creation - Fall - Redemption - Restoration model. They have very interesting true life stories to introduce each section. They also bring in the relative historical philosophy that helps explain where and why we are in this postmodern age. Ideas are given to help Christians think thr [...]

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    25. I liked it! Although I didn't like some stuff about being patriotic. He doesn't utter it but implies it. As a Christian I don't like mixing patriotism with religion, even if our country is called Christian we shouldn't mix those things up.What I liked about this book is the review of Christianity as a worldview more than religion. I think we should criticize religions based on their world views rather than their people's actions. Christianity offers much more to this fallen world than other worl [...]

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    26. Addressing contemporary cultural and philosophical issues, Colson and Pearcey attempt to demonstrate the completeness – as a “total life system” – of the Christian worldview. Using the three-fold paradigm of “creation-fall-redemption,” the authors analyze competing worldviews (especially naturalism and postmodernism) and illustrate their effects on morality and culture. As Christians, we have a “cultural mandate” to influence and even redeem the culture in which we live. A very u [...]

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    27. I read the Adult Edition, text for course CG-0555 in the study area Personal Life in the Christian Growth Study Plan ISBN:076733177X. It was interesting but difficult for my level of understanding. In the back of the text it recommended reading entire book, Titled the same. The text uses excerpts from the book and provides probing questions to provide a more active reading of the textbook style book.I have both in my library. For the quick reference or topical study I use the paperback text. For [...]

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    28. I've been reading on this one a while, but it is a very thought-provoking book rather than a quick read. Our culture is such that we must ground our worldview on the foundation of scripture -- and live it out -- but without sticking our heads in the sand, ignoring the beliefs of those around us. I want to be able to talk to my children about why we believe what we believe, why it works in the world, and why it is THE Truth and not a fairytale.

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    29. OK, OK, I give! I've been trying to finish this book for over a year. I really like it and it has some wonderful content, but it might be just a bit heavy for me right now. I'm putting it back on my bookshelf unfinished, and I'm giving it 4 stars. Chuck Colson died recently, and I sincerely admire him as a person. He left a wonderful legacy that he built on the strength of his faith and repentance. I'll finish this someday when I'm in a more studious mood.

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