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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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    "Now I can be a real follower of Jesus."

    I have not heard the truth and practice of Christianity made so understandable and implementable.

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    Goyis California 07-15-15
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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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    "Outstanding!"

    Heavy material but well worth the read, and the re-read Incredibly challenging and thought provoking. Definitely one to purchase.

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    Jeremy 05-13-17
    Jeremy 05-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Blessed for my soul"

    Thanks for the reading I thoroughly enjoyed it for edifying me in spirit and deed

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    Jason Santa Maria, CA, United States 03-13-17
    Jason Santa Maria, CA, United States 03-13-17 Member Since 2014
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    "A book every Christian should listen to."

    It opened my eyes on the meaning of true grace and what it means to be a disciple of Christ.

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    Amazon Customer Tampa, Florida 03-11-17
    Amazon Customer Tampa, Florida 03-11-17 Member Since 2017

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    "required reading/listening"

    What a challenging text. I need to read it again and again. He had so much insight and wisdom to offer. All Believers would benefit from reading this text even if you don't agree with something, the whole of this text is not to be set aside or missed.

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    "Original, Orthodox, Raw, and Inspiring"

    If C.S. Lewis is the man who helped me rationalize Christian Theology, Bonhoeffer is the man who helped me realize thay I didn't realize what Christianity actually wanted from me. My question was: "What does Christianity look like in practice?" This book is the answer to that question and many more. I left this book feeling foolish, convicted, enlightened and inspired. Bonhoeffer might take you down a peg, but he will always lift you higher than you were before. If you're willing to pay the cost of discipleship, this book is a gem. The fact that he was killed by Hitler's written order for his stand on these precise issues in Germany, is the final testament and pressing incentive, to listen to this book. Five huge stars! It's on my personal top 10 list.

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    R. Mikesell 02-03-17
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    "Rather deep theology"

    Narrator was very appropriate for the material, but for me at least, this book is not just something to listen to while navagating through traffic. It deserves study and thought. If you are into theology, it deserves a hard copy that you can study and think through.

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    Gregory J. Travassos Florida 01-22-17
    Gregory J. Travassos Florida 01-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good book but hard to listen to"

    Overall this is a good book, but listening on Audible was difficult. It's a little heady so I lost track of Bonhoeffer's argument many times. You need to focus to listen to this book. My wife and I ended up getting a physical copy of the book to read to fill in the many gaps we had.

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    Michelle mississippi 01-17-17
    Michelle mississippi 01-17-17
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    "the cost of discipleship"

    3rd time thru this book. enjoyed it immensely. great references to scripture. can't wait to read his other works

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