This book is truly amazing! Dietrich lived during the rise of Hitler in Germany. He stood for the truth of Scripture. He refused to detour from the Faith that the Holy Scriptures call all followers of Jesus to. This book is a great view into that reality.
pg 63. "Only he who believes is obedient, and only he who is obedient believes.' -Dietrich Bonhoeffer
If you've read his (Bonhoffer's ) story then you will come to understand the passion from which he writes this book . He truly loved the Lord , and laid down his all for Him . Bonhoffer's dedication to the Lord , and his willingness to learn what it truly means to be His disciple fills these pages . A truly good read .
We can only achieve perfect liberty and enjoy fellowship with Jesus when his command, his call to absolute discipleship, is appreciated in its entirety, As a German Lutheran pastor and theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was an exemplar of sacrificial faith. Opposing the Nazis during Hitlers regime eventually giving his life for his Lord at the hands of the Gestapo in 1945, Bonhoeffer truly was a man who died to self in order to be alive with Christ. The Cost of Discipleship truly is about the cost of authentic Christian discipleship... a call by Christ to follow Him through persecution and through rejoicing. This book will greatly encourage you in your walk with Christ and add a whole new revolutionary dimension to the command "follow me." I give it a definite 5 star!
This has to be one of the most blessed books ever. I have felt so much conviction while reading this book, it helped me understand so much of the fundementals of the teaching of Christ. I really know what it means to be a follower of Christ, and the cost of my calling. I've had a major break through because of this book. It has profoundly affected my relationship with God, and made me realize what a blessing being a disciple of Christ, and it made me divinely aware of myself and others. Amen.