My first exposure to Chuck Colson was from his book Life Sentence. I knew nothing of his Watetrgate involvement, neither had i heard of his first book Born Again. As I was reading Life Sentence I knew that Colson wasn’t you’re typical Celebrity convert. There was a difference in his writing but the message behind the content was what was different. He was actually advocating doing something.
Most of us have a turning point in our life where we are impacted by some life-changing event or circumstance. For most of us, we change our lifestyle until the circumstance or crisis is over, then it’s back to business as usual. In Christianity when someone gets “saved” their behavior changes for a period of time, but for some reason it doesn’t stick. Behavior modification never does. It takes conversion, or what I call a heart transplant. This is what happened to Chuck Colson. He received a heart transplant. Christ entered His life and replaced his (Chuck’s) desires with those of the Heavenly Father.
Slate magazine has an article giving a brief synopsis of what Chuck Colson’s heart transplant has produced. It’s well written, unbiased, and worth your time.