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
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.
A powerful testament of living a life conformed to Christ. Written by a man who gave all for Christ in the darkest of days so should we be more accountable to our Lord, taking all opportunity to do the Lords work in the ease of our present day.
Listen to this book in short meditations, there is a lot here to take in. The narrator is easy to fallow but because of the depth of the message I needed to go back re-listen to many parts to take it all in.
I bought many copies of the book afterward as well. I'm giving them to friends and family. I believe Christianity is watered down and practiced more like zen then death to self. This book is highly recommended for all who hunger and thirst for righteousness.
this book is a foundational read for all Christians. The first five chapters alone will reorient the modern day Evangelical 2 a more balanced truth about God's grace then I think most people are getting from the pulpit these days. This is especially true if you are in a Seeker oriented Church
T. J. Lindvall
This book was good but is not an easy listen. Don't plan on getting anything out of it if you have to do any other tasks while listening
very informative educational spirit given and directed God breathed a lot of biblical truths inspirational
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).
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