The Cost of Discipleship

Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476706549

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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NEW FOREWORD BY ERIC METAXAS Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the most important theologians of the twentieth century, illuminates the relationship between ourselves and the teachings of Jesus in this classic book on living as a Christian. What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the government worker? 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.
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Bonhoeffer's the Cost of Discipleship

Author: Greg Ligon

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805464867

Category: Religion

Page: 100

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Shepherd's Notes- Christian Classics Series is designed to give readers a quick, step by step overview of some of the enduring treasures of the Christian faith. They are designed to be used along side the classic itself- either in individual study or in a study group. The faithful of all generations have found spiritual nourishment in the Scriptures and in the works of Christians of earlier generations. Martin Luther and John Calvin would not have become who they were apart from their reading Augustine. God used the writings of Martin Luther to move John Wesley from a religion of dead works to an experience at Aldersgate in which his "heart was strangely warmed." Shepherd's Notes will give pastors, laypersons, and students access to some of the treasures of Christian faith.
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Shepherd's Notes: The Cost of Discipleship

Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Publisher: Holman Reference

ISBN: 9781462766086

Category: Religion

Page: 100

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Shepherd's notes helps readers better learn the books of the Bible and Christian classic writings in a concise and easy-to-understand format.
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Discipleship

Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1506402712

Category: Religion

Page: 309

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“Cheap grace is the mortal enemy of our church. Our struggle today is for costly grace.” And with that sharp warning to his own church, which was engaged in bitter conflict with the official Nazified state church, Dietrich Bonhoeffer began his book Discipleship (formerly entitled The Cost of Discipleship). Originally published in 1937, it soon became a classic exposition of what it means to follow Christ in a modern world beset by a dangerous and criminal government. At its center stands an interpretation of the Sermon on the Mount: what Jesus demanded of his followers—and how the life of discipleship is to be continued in all ages of the post- resurrection church. “Every call of Jesus is a call to death,” Bonhoeffer wrote. His own life ended in martyrdom on April 9, 1945. Using the acclaimed DBWE translation, adapted to a more accessible format, this new edition features supplemental material from Victoria J. Barnett and an insightful introduction by Geffrey B. Kelly to clarify the theological meaning and social context of this attempt to resist the Nazi ideology.
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The Cost of Moral Leadership

The Spirituality of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Author: Geffrey B. Kelly,F. Burton Nelson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802805119

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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In exploring the spiritual dimensions of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's life and writings, this new book not only fills a crucial gap in Bonhoeffer studies but it also brings to the fore those aspects of his thought that can inform and inspire moral leadership today. The Cost of Moral Leadership probes the spirituality of this modern Christian martyr and shows how his spiritual life formed him into an exceptional moral leader in a period known for grievous immorality. Geffrey Kelly and F. Burton Nelson explore Bonhoeffer's spirituality in the context of his life story, his work for social justice, his Christocentric theology, his emphasis on discipleship, his preaching, and his prolific writing.
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Costly Grace

A Contemporary View of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's The Cost of Discipleship

Author: Jon Walker

Publisher: Leafwood Publishers

ISBN: 9780891126768

Category: Religion

Page: 237

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In 1937, on the threshold of Nazi Germany's war on the world, Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote what turned out to be one of the most influential books of the century, The Cost of Discipleship. In it, he challenged the flabby faith and compromises of German Christians, famously writing, "When Christ calls a man he bids him come and die." Now, seventy-three years after the book was first published, Jon Walker writes Costly Grace: A Contemporary View of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's The Cost of Discipleship. Walker brings to a new generation the timeless message of Bonhoeffer against the background of today's political upheaval and societal change and what it means to those who claim to follow Christ's teachings.
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True Discipleship

The Art of Following Jesus

Author: John M Koessler

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 1575676184

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Most of us would answer 'No' when asked if we were like Jesus. How do we become more like Jesus? John Koessler believes the answer is by understanding and developing the marks of a true disciple in our lives. In True Discipleship and the Companion Guide, he provides a straightforward presentation of the characteristics Jesus laid out for His disciples. As he offers teaching on the practice of discipleship and the responsibility of being a disciple, readers will be stretched in their thinking and encouraged in their journey.
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Bonhoeffer for a New Generation

Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christian life

Page: 150

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Forty years after the death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer at the hands of the Nazis, his writings are not as well known as they used to be. Yet they have lost none of their freshness and relevance, and testify to a fascinating mind and faith. In this small book Otto Dudzus, a German pastor and friend of Bonhoeffer, has brought together passages from Bonhoeffer's main works to provide a balanced portrait of his thought and belief. Here are extracts from The Cost of Discipleship, Life Together, Ethics and Letters and Papers from Prison, together with passages from his other letters and sermons, some of which have never appeared in English before. The four verses of one of Bonhoeffer's best-known poems, 'Stations on the Road to Freedom', serve as a framework, and there is an introduction for those coming to Bonhoeffer for the first time.
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