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

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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.

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    "Deep and thought provoking"

    This book took me deeper into the message of the Gospel and opened my eyes two New Perspectives in studying The Sermon on the Mount and what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.

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    "Great book, Better if you know the history"

    This is one of Bonhoeffer's earlier works and it is good by itself. If you know the history about what he would do and what he would go through later in his life it make it really interesting to see what he felt it meant to be a true Christian early on. "AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY"

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    "Spiritually challenging, however encouraging."

    I believe this book helps me to understand how reasonable it actually is to surrender myself to Christ to the glory of God.

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    great thought provoking information about living for Jesus. I was challenged and have grown from this book.

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    "every Christian should read"

    A must read for every Christian. In fact, every Christian should read this at least once a year. He does a great job of walking believers through the sermon on the Mount and other of Jesus's teachings. what does it mean to live as a disciples of Christ?

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    A must read for theologians. A contemporary German preacher who reminds us of Martin Luther.

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    Loved it based on scripture and scripture used throughout. Recommend for everyone. This needs to be fifteen words.

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

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