Chuck Colson was obviously an influential man. But he has been influential in my own life as I have thoroughly enjoyed his books and podcasts. I remember seeing his book Born Again in a church library somewhere and rolling my eyes because I thought the title was such a cliché. Who knows why, but I ended up bringing that book home and reading it. I subsequently bought copies of it to give to anyone who was interested, which is something I’ve never done before or since.
Obviously he is best known for his Prison Fellowship Ministries, but he was also a stalwart of the pro-life movement.
Here’s an article about him at the time of his passing away:
I shudder to think of what I’d been if I had not gone to prison,” Colson said in 1993. “Lying on the rotten floor of a cell, you know it’s not prosperity or pleasure that’s important, but the maturing of the soul.”