The cost of discipleship a study of dietrich bonhoeffers classic book prepared by peter horne for lawson rd church of christ in rochester, ny. Book summary of the cost of discipleship by dietrich. It means that you do what is right in his eyes even if it costs. This article is about the book of dietrich bonhoeffer. Perhaps dietrich bonhoeffers most radical book, this reading of the sermon on the mount has influenced many christians throughout the world. When this book was translated into english in 1948, it had a longer title, one that revealed the book s central message. Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the gift which must be asked for, the door at. One of the most quoted parts of the book deals with the distinction which bonhoeffer makes between cheap and costly grace. So you cannot become my disciple without giving up everything you own. One of bonhoeffers chapters is the call of discipleship and i think that may have. The cost of discipleship by dietrich bonhoeffer alibris. In his book the cost of discipleship, deitrich bonheoffer records a conversation between god and luther. The book discipleship was written by dietrich bonhoeffer and was published in 1937.
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 epub imbued with the spirit of christian humanism and a creative sense of civic duty. The following is an excerpt from the macarthur new testament commentary on luke 9. Words id use to describe dietrich bonhoeffers the cost of discipleship. The cost of discipleship by dietrich bonhoeffer, paperback. Jesus said, whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be. The cost of discipleship sermon by david hicks, matthew 8. Rather, i thought i would comment on what i thought were some striking themes in dietrich bonhoeffers the cost of discipleship 1937. The cost of discipleship by dietrich bonhoeffer the. Buy bonhoeffers cost of discipleship shepherds notes by greg ligon isbn. He calls them to weigh the cost and to make a sober decision if they. First published in 1937 under the title nachfolge discipleship. Though gods grace is offered to us freely in christ, when we.
The main characters of this non fiction, religion story are. Surely the angels of heaven wept as they recorded this cost of discipleship in a world that is often hostile to the commandments of god. 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. The cost of discipleship book by dietrich bonhoeffer. Dietrich bonhoeffer the cost of discipleship christian. However, to avoid misunderstanding, he added this clarifying footnote. Drawing on the sermon on the mount, dietrich bonhoeffer answers these timeless questions by providing a seminal reading of the dichotomy between cheap.
The first edition of the novel was published in 1937, and was written by dietrich bonhoeffer. In 1937, german pastor and theologian dietrich bonhoeffer published a book called nachfolge. In his book he lays out for the believer the great cost and the freedom of embracing gods grace and being a disciple of jesus. His friends and associates have gathered together some of his sermons and articles and prefaced them with a memoir of his.
Unlike a lot of modern theological books that are written by people sitting in air conditioned offices that have never paid a price for their belief in jesus, this book. 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. It will also show the cost at which discipleship, in all nations, is to be won. The cost of discipleship daily reflection the high calling.
The cost of discipleship by dietrich bonhoeffer 1906 1945. Drawing from the sermon on the mount, we find here a compelling statement on the demands of sacrifice and living with consistency in belief and action. When have you done something that really cost you something or had to sacrifice. The book will show men by what fire this young german churchman was possessed. Essay about the cost of discipleship 471 words cram. The cost of discipleship by dietrich bonhoeffer, translated by r. Bonhoeffer was a pastor in germany that was later arrested, imprisoned and executed by the nazis. Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message, the cost of discipleship, from this past weekend at eastbrook church. But he said, lord, permit me first to go and bury my father. The cost of discipleship discussion questions renovate. But he said to him, allow the dead to bury their own dead.
The cost of discipleship is a book by the german theologian dietrich bonhoeffer, considered a classic of christian thought. In one section of the cost of discipleship, bonhoeffer affirmed the truth, reliability, and unity of the scriptures in the strongest possible way. Jan mar 20 9 lessons my primary goal in studying this material is to expose my church to the concept of cheap and costly grace. 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. Mclarty in his book, the cost of discipleship, dietrich bonhoeffer. For bonhoeffer was a brilliant young german churchman who fought the nazi regime in germany even during war time and who paid the price of such opposition with his life. Before his arrest by the nazis in 1943, dietrich bonhoeffer was head of a seminary of the german confessing church. Discipleship is not limited to what you can comprehend it must transcend all comprehension.
Buy the cost of discipleship 1st touchstone ed by bonhoeffer, dietrich isbn. Martyred lutheran pastor, dietrich bonhoeffer, in his classic work the cost of discipleship helps followers of jesus see the need for a full picture of daily christian living. The cost of discipleship emerging scholars network. The son of a famous german psychiatrist, he studied in berlin and new york city. This entry was posted in religion and tagged sacrifice, spiritual life, suffering. Overview about the author, dietrich bonhoeffer sermon on. Bonhoeffer also stresses the importance of the old testament and the importance of this earthly life. The confusion of ontological statements with proclaiming testimony is the essence of all fanaticism. It is centered on an exposition of the sermon on the mount, in which bonhoeffer spells out what he believes it means to follow christ. The savior himself shed his own tears over those who for hundreds. 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. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 320 pages and is available in paperback format. The cost of discipleship compels the reader to face himself and god in any situation. The cost of true discipleship audio sermon youtube.
Selfreported participation in discipleship activities sunday school, spiritual mentoring, group bible study or christian book study is weak as low as 20 percentindicating that church leaders assessment of discipleship effectiveness may be more accurate than their parishioners. Pdf the cost of discipleship book by dietrich bonhoeffer. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. In the cost of discipleship, he focuses on the most treasured part of christs teaching, the sermon on the mount.
We must each give up our old selves in order to embrace and become the person christ has created us to be. Therefore put off the old man with his deeds colossians 3. Jesus urged his followers to count the cost, but have any of us really taken the time to think about the cost of following jesus, and have we settled in our hearts that we are willing to follow him, no matter what the cost. To speak of the cost of discipleship in our society may be not the most needful thing from the viewpoint of the listener right now. Originally published in 1937, it soon became a classic exposition of what it means. The cost of discipleship by dietrich bonhoeffer, scm press, 1959. When dietrich bonhoeffer wrote about the cost of discipleship he wrote with the authority of experience. The cost of discipleship means giving up on your own desires as you submit them to the will of god through the person of jesus. In the following verses, jesus is speaking to the multitude about the cost of discipleship. Dietrich bonheoffers book, the cost of discipleship, is a call to live a radical life. One thing is the theme of unqualified obedience to christ. Free download or read online the cost of discipleship pdf epub book. The original german title is simply nachfolge literally.1400 334 210 836 618 238 234 1099 354 786 659 353 586 1596 1253 165 600 1094 852 1241 1401 99 772 680 1580 1501 769 548 1503 526 1252 774 1227 5 1236 302 334 880 962 996 589 1403 819 1354 37 1203 1095 1452 1103