The Cost of Discipleship - eBook  -     By: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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The Cost of Discipleship - eBook

Touchstone / 2012 / ePub

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The Cost of Discipleship compels the reader to face himself and God in any situation. Bonhoeffer speaks of "Cheap Grace": preaching forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, communion without confession. "Cheap Grace" is grace without discipleship. "Costly Grace" is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the gift which must be asked for, the door at which a man must knock. "It's costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life."

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Touchstone
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 9781476706542
ISBN-13: 9781476706542
Availability: In Stock

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One of the most important theologians of the twentieth century illuminates the relationship between ourselves and the teachings of Jesus in this classic text on ethics, humanism, and civic duty.

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.

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    This review was written for The Cost of Discipleship.
    The Cost of Discipleship is a good reference for Bible teacher and those that serve as discipleship leaders.
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    a CONTINUATION OF WRITINGS OF D. BONHOFFER.

    HE IS TO BE GREATLY ADMIRED FOR HIS LOVE FOR OUR LORD.IN A WORLD SO FILLED WITH ENVY AND HATE HE IS A LIGHT IN THE DARK FOREST.
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    For me this book was very informational what one has to go through to be a man of God. To me this book is filled with knowledge and a book you could not put down, granted there were some parts that were hard to comprehend, had to reread a couple times but well worth it. Very good read...
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    This is an outstanding author!
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    This review was written for The Cost of Discipleship.
    You cannot go wrong with a Bonhoeffer read - this man is truly an amazing example of God's love and grace. He lived the Word and expressed its value so meaningfully that moves many people in every generation.
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    Excellent treatise on the life of faith from one of the 20th century's martyrs
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