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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"Get this book"
Wow! Bonhoeffer presents very practical, insightful and challenging ideas. I have a BA in Theology and am working on two Masters Degrees, and I have not encountered an analysis of church history and Christ's teachings like this before. Get this book; you won't be listening just once!
After reading a collection of what are considered to be the top 100 books on Christian theology, this book is not only very thorough, but absolutely the finest written paraphase to Jesus Christ's message to his followers on discipleship.
profound, needed, the truth
Bonhoeffer reviews how Christianity got to where it was when he lived in the 1930s, and shows how it was reduced to only a creed.
This is a doctrinal book.
No. It is too weighty.
It is just as relevant today as it was in Hitler's Germany. This should be required reading for anyone who professes to be a Christian.
"great look at the beatitudes"
really good book.. covers the sermon on the mount in another light.. definitely reccommend for bible study.
this is an excellent book, well written, well read. it is worth every second of your time. I thought it was going to be slow paced but in the end... well done
"Excellent Content - Not the best format"
This is very good, but too deep for the audio format. I felt like I was drinking fine cognac from a fire hose - simply the wrong media for the content.
If you have read the book before, this might be a good way to revisit it. Otherwise I'd suggest buying the book instead. Still, the narration is very good and the content is wonderful, so I gave it a four.
"Before You Die Reading List"
This should be on everyone's before you die reading list.
Bonhoeffer's writing about discipleship is moving and excellent.
Narrator does an outstanding job of getting Bonhoeffer's material across.
"Deep, Detailed and Descriptive."
This is a complex, deep description of a disciple. He uses a multitude of scripture and explanation. Very well done and the reader did an excellent job.
"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.
"Way easier to listen to then to Read"
This book is the book that lead me to audible.com The way the author writes was just to advance/ hard or whatever. I had to get in a quite space and with no distraction just to comprehend.
So I searched for a audio book and I found it. Its a lot easier to listen to.
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