Twenty years ago, against the backdrop of the explosive Watergate scandal, Charles Colson revealed the story of his own search for meaning during the tumultuous investigations that led to the collapse of the Nixon administration. A convicted former special counsel to the president, Colson paradoxically found new life not with success and power, but while in national disgrace and serving a prison sentence.
In the new foreword for this anniversary edition of Born Again, Colson describes the day he sat in his prison cell and began jotting down notes of the events that brought about the fall of a president and the rebirth of his former “hatchet man.” Those notes developed into this book, which has sold more than two million copies.
“All I knew was that I had a story I must tell, a story that might bring hope and encouragement to others,” Colson recalls. In a new epilogue, he describes some of the ways the story has indeed brought hope, encouragement, and more.