Chuck Colson
Chuck Colson (October 16, 1931-April 21, 2012) was a popular and widely known author, speaker, and radio commentator. A former presidential aide to Richard Nixon, founder of the international ministry Prison Fellowship and founder of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, he wrote several books that have shaped Christian thinking, including Born Again; Loving God; How Now Shall We Live?; The Good Life; and The Faith. His radio broadcast, BreakPoint, hosted by Prison Fellowship Ministries, continues to air daily to eight million listeners. In 1993, Colson was awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. The one-million-dollar prize along with all speaking fees and book royalties is donated to Prison Fellowship. In 2008, President Bush conferred on him the second highest civilian award of the U.S. government, the Presidential Citizens Medal, for his humanitarian work with Prison Fellowship Ministries. He graduated from Brown University and George Washington Law School, and received his juris doctor with honors. He served in the United States Marine Corps and attained the rank of Captain.

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