Much of my adult life has been shaped by Dr. James Dobson. He is a pro-life champion and has been influential in leading evangelical Protestants into pro-life activism. He is also the author of many excellent books about child-rearing, and teaches a sensible, practical, and highly-effective approach to disciplining children that worked for us.
And Charles Colson is my HERO! His book, Being the Body, is one of my Top Ten reasons for becoming Catholic. Colson is one of the intellectuals among evangelical Protestants. He is the co-founder of Evangelicals and Catholics together (along with Father Richard John Neuhaus). He is also the founder of Prison Fellowship, which offers Christians many options for obeying the Scriptures and helping prisoners.
One more–I have to put in a good word for Pastor John Ortberg! I grew up with John, and played the piano for him many times. I think if I said the words “Santa Soap” to him, he would laugh, remembering some really good times. Everyone in our youth group used to say that John would grow up to be the next Billy Graham, and we were right! Very practical teacher.
I pray that all of these men will find their way home to the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church!