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The Cost of Discipleship Audiobook

The Cost of Discipleship

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What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the aristocrat? What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us today? Drawing on the Sermon on the Mount, Dietrich Bonhoeffer answers these timeless questions by providing a seminal reading of the dichotomy between "cheap grace" and "costly grace." "Cheap grace," Bonhoeffer wrote, "is the grace we bestow on ourselves...grace without discipleship....Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the girl which must be asked for, the door at which a man must know....It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life."

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

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    Goyis California 07-15-15
    Goyis California 07-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A little difficult"

    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.

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    Thomas 05-27-16
    Thomas 05-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Christ-follower"

    challenging. much needed in the modern church in America. 2 Timothy 2:2. take up your cross and follow Him.

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    Marc D Wilson Los Lunas, New Mexico United States 05-24-16
    Marc D Wilson Los Lunas, New Mexico United States 05-24-16
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    "Christian Classic"

    Excellent! Must-read for Christian discipleship. Understand the difference between Cheap Grace and the Costly Grace of the Cross of Christ.

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    Frank 05-01-16
    Frank 05-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "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!

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    Robert Youngstown, OH, United States 09-14-15
    Robert Youngstown, OH, United States 09-14-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Bonhoeffer was truly a great man."

    This is truly a great book for contemplation and growth. If you are interested in a deeper Christian walk this is graduate material.

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    John 07-08-15
    John 07-08-15
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    "Excellent Presentation of the Christian Life"

    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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    T 06-25-15
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    "Sound theology"

    What a wonderful Biblically based book. The Cost of Discipleship was narrated clearly. I recommend this one.

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    msinex 06-01-15
    msinex 06-01-15 Member Since 2011
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    "DB knew God's Church"

    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.

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    Jefferson Furtado 05-27-15 Member Since 2016
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    "High Quality on all fronts"

    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.

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    Cindy Amurao 03-25-15
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    "Deep and convicting"
    Would you listen to The Cost of Discipleship again? Why?

    Yes, I have to listen to it at least one more time to get the full impact of the lesson that Bonhoeffer teaches.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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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