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The Cost of Discipleship | [Dietrich Bonhoeffer]

The Cost of Discipleship

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."
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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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    Tom 06-25-15
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    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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    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 2013
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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 Member Since 2014
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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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    Nicholas 02-20-15
    Nicholas 02-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    This book should be read and memorized by every Christian. I love every word glory be to God amen amen

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    Cam 02-01-15
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    Narrator was great! I Enjoy listening to his voice, matches the mood of the book and is definitely not boring.

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    AA 01-24-15
    AA 01-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "fantastic classic"

    every Christian should read this book. Great challenges throughout. Stirs a desire to truly follow Christ.

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    Jamie 10-08-13
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    "This book will change your life."
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would love to listen in one sitting and then start it over again and then again and so on.


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    One of the most important books written. Every christian, messianic, and individual involved in hebrew roots MUST have this book. Please spread the word!

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    Amazon Customer United States 05-16-12
    Amazon Customer United States 05-16-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Godd material with DRY reading."
    What disappointed you about The Cost of Discipleship?

    The reading was dry


    What did you like best about this story?

    grace from God is not meant to be cheap grace.


    What didn’t you like about Paul Michael’s performance?

    It was dry, fast, like his attitude is too matter of factually..


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Cost of Discipleship?

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    Carpiesong Laredo, TX, USA 06-08-11
    Carpiesong Laredo, TX, USA 06-08-11 Listener Since 2008

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    "Wish I could score it higher."

    As an historian and a Bible believer, I respect Pastor Bonhoeffer, how he lived as an unwavering Christian in Nazi Germany, and how he gave his life for his Lord.

    This book, however, is simply a commentary on the Sermon on the Mount. He makes some very good points, and it is worth the listen, but I expected something different.

    3 of 10 people found this review helpful

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