The Cost of Discipleship is a compelling statement of the demands of sacrifice and ethical consistency from a man whose life and thought were exemplary articulations of a new type of leadership inspired by the Gospel, and imbued with the spirit of Christian humanism and a creative sense of civic duty.
©1999 Dietrich Bonhoeffer; (P)2009 christianaudio.com
Wow! Bonhoeffer presents very practical, insightful and challenging ideas. I have a BA in Theology and am working on two Masters Degrees, and I have not encountered an analysis of church history and Christ's teachings like this before. Get this book; you won't be listening just once!
After reading a collection of what are considered to be the top 100 books on Christian theology, this book is not only very thorough, but absolutely the finest written paraphase to Jesus Christ's message to his followers on discipleship.
this is an excellent book, well written, well read. it is worth every second of your time. I thought it was going to be slow paced but in the end... well done
profound, needed, the truth
Bonhoeffer reviews how Christianity got to where it was when he lived in the 1930s, and shows how it was reduced to only a creed.
This is a doctrinal book.
No. It is too weighty.
It is just as relevant today as it was in Hitler's Germany. This should be required reading for anyone who professes to be a Christian.
Say something about yourself!
really good book.. covers the sermon on the mount in another light.. definitely reccommend for bible study.
This is very good, but too deep for the audio format. I felt like I was drinking fine cognac from a fire hose - simply the wrong media for the content.
If you have read the book before, this might be a good way to revisit it. Otherwise I'd suggest buying the book instead. Still, the narration is very good and the content is wonderful, so I gave it a four.
This book is the book that lead me to audible.com The way the author writes was just to advance/ hard or whatever. I had to get in a quite space and with no distraction just to comprehend.
So I searched for a audio book and I found it. Its a lot easier to listen to.
This should be on everyone's before you die reading list.
Bonhoeffer's writing about discipleship is moving and excellent.
Narrator does an outstanding job of getting Bonhoeffer's material across.
It's a good book but not easy to process. You need to be totally focused. It's probably me, I'm sure, but I found some of the concepts difficult to grasp. Bonhoeffer is a highly respected theologian and I look forward to the day when I will again sit at his feet with better understanding.
Bonhoeffer presents a comprehensive review of all aspects of the Christian life. Sometimes his free form writing style and intellectual depth is somewhat hard to take in but well worth the read. His biography by Eric Metaxes also provides a 'real life/practical application' of the concepts Bonhoeffer discusses in the Cost of Discipleship. I recommend you read it first to appreciate how committed Bonhoeffer was to living out the more heady concepts he reviews in Cost of Discipleship. This helped me push through (and re-read) some of the chapters in COD when I didn't quite understand them the first time through :o).
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