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"When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die." With these words, in The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer gave powerful voice to the millions of Christians who believe personal sacrifice is an essential component of faith. Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran pastor and theologian, was an exemplar of sacrificial faith: he opposed the Nazis from the first and was eventually imprisoned in Buchenwald and hung by the Gestapo in 1945. The Cost of Discipleship, first published in German in 1937, was Bonhoeffer's answer to the questions, "What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us to-day?" Bonhoeffer's answers are rooted in Lutheran grace and derived from Christian scripture (almost a third of the book consists of an extended meditation on the Sermon on the Mount). The book builds to a stunning conclusion: its closing chapter, "The Image of Christ," describes the believer's spiritual life as participation in Christ's incarnation, with a rare and epigrammatic confidence: "Through fellowship and communion with the incarnate Lord," Bonhoeffer writes, "we recover our true humanity, and at the same time we are delivered from that individualism which is the consequence of sin, and retrieve our solidarity with the whole human race." --Michael Joseph Gross
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born in Breslau in 1906. The son of a famous German psychiatrist, he studied in Berlin and New York City. He left the safety of America to return to Germany and continue his public repudiation of the Nazis, which led to his arrest in 1943. Linked to the group of conspirators whose attempted assassination of Hitler failed, he was hanged in April 1945.See all Product Description
Awesome book a must read for anyone looking to become a more devoted disciplePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Very good quality books, came 2 days earlier than the estimated delivery date.Published 9 months ago by Josh Han
This book is very theological in nature. Some of the opinions expressed contradicted my understanding of some issues and therefore I did not agree with them. Read morePublished 14 months ago by MCH
Teaches us what the discipleship of Christ is.
Teaches us about the Cross of Christ.
Dietrich showed us how to carry the Cross of Christ.
WOW! this book is eye opening to all who lean in that direction - which should be most of us. Dietrich Bonhoeffer is quite a person - read his Letters from Prison. Read morePublished on Oct. 30 2013 by Lou Mattson
This is a most powerful theological examination of the challenging truth we find in James: "Faith without works is dead. Read morePublished on Oct. 12 2011 by T. A. Mcknight Jr.