Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian CommunityDietrich BonhoefferHarperOne / 1978 / Trade Paperback$10.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 11 Reviews
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RobertNanaimo, BCAge: 18-24Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5ExcellentNovember 20, 2013RobertNanaimo, BCAge: 18-24Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5For anybody who needs a kick in the rear to get involved in genuine christian community. This is the book for you. Bonhoeffer clearly shows the functions, duties, and incomparable benefits of being involved in deep relationships within the family of God.
Very thought-provoking, especially for somebody who is used to a modern evangelical church model.
oldmanchubbAge: 25-34Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5A Great Theologian Explores Christian CommunityFebruary 14, 2013oldmanchubbAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Bonhoeffer is essentially a modern saint and his martyrdom showcased how he was a man who deeply practiced what he preached. Pick up and read anything he's written. He is both deep and simple, as well as philosophical and yet very practical.
Life Together is a series of 5 essays about various components to Christian unity. His first essay is on community, starting his essay by quoting Psalm 133, but ultimately basing it on Christ. His second essay is a treatise on the Christian family and his third is on the value of solitude and silence. The fourth essay is on how to prevent discord in community and then his final chapter is on the importance and how to practice confession.
This is a wonderful book, it's a short read but it takes awhile to digest what he's saying. It would make for a good small group resource (which would keep in the theme of Christian unity) and also falls under the general realm of spiritual practices/disciplines. If you've never read Bonhoeffer this would be a good start and if you have read some of his other works, this will not disappoint.
Lewis SmithSummerfield, FLAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5June 11, 2012Lewis SmithSummerfield, FLAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Recommend this book to Christians who want a closer relationship to God.
Anthony Myrick5 Stars Out Of 5April 22, 2008Anthony MyrickA very helpful description of Christian community is provided in this book. It presents a challenge to all who are serious about growing in Christ in the context of Christian relationships.
Tranetta Mccomb5 Stars Out Of 5March 17, 2008Tranetta MccombLife Together: is a textbook in one of my classes. Very interesting book. I purchased a second copy to share with friends.