New Life Sentence by Joan Frawley Desmond

New Life Sentence

Charles W. Colson: A Life Redeemed
by Jonathan Aitken
Doubleday, 2005
(436 pages, $24.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Joan Frawley Desmond

In an age that preaches tolerance and reconciliation, Charles -Colson resides in that special category of approved public villain. Tuck a book under your arm like Charles W. Colson: A Life Redeemed, and expect to draw unsolicited derision from skeptics who cross your path. Their skepticism embraces both the notion that a notorious individual like Colson could be redeemed, and that such celebrated religious conversions are the real thing and not political spin.

The cynicism is understandable enough. Charles Colson’s r . . .