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.
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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.
Excellent! Must-read for Christian discipleship. Understand the difference between Cheap Grace and the Costly Grace of the Cross of Christ.
"Christians MUST read this book to truly know what Following Jesus really means AND what it will COST YOU!"
Just read this book, and hopefully it will TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE in Christ Jesus our Savior Lord and God!
This is truly a great book for contemplation and growth. If you are interested in a deeper Christian walk this is graduate material.
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).
Another blessed example of Bonhoeffer's understanding of Christ's Church on earth. His message to me has meant a new importance to communion with his church on earth and an understanding to help overcome the seeming intrusion of the world in its administration.
Excellent voice. Excellent content.
I learned about the book from my husband who had this as a required text. I think this should be required of all Christians.
It is very long but worth thetime for the in depth explanations and quality of content.
Yes, I have to listen to it at least one more time to get the full impact of the lesson that Bonhoeffer teaches.
The book describes the true meaning of faith in God and Jesus Christ. I had to take my time as I listened, putting the book down for days just to digest the lesson. The book is a reality check for those of us living in the world today.
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