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Overview In time for the 100th anniversary of his birth come daily inspirations from a beloved pastor, theologian, and martyr. Description: In time for the 100th anniversary of his birth on February 4, 1906, come daily readings from beloved pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Imprisoned and martyred by the Gestapo near the end of World War II for plotting to assassinate Hitler, Dietrich Bonhoeffer left a legacy of writings and sermons that has become a prized testimony of faith and courage for Christians around the World.
In these times when the role of faith in politics is vigorously debated, these daily readings will offer inspiration from one of our time?s central moral figures. His courage, vision, and brilliance have greatly influenced the last 100 years of church and theology. Bonhoeffer has profoundly shaped such minds as Martin Luther King, Jr. As John Macquarrie wrote in the New York Times Book Review, ?It would be impossible to overrate Dietrich Bonhoeffer?s importance as a disciple, a great Christian and moral leader.?
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer was only thirty-nine when he was executed by the Nazis in 1945, yet his influence on Christian life has been enormous. His passionate, theology-based opposition to Nazism made him a leader, along with Karl Barth, in Germany's Confessing Church. Bonhoeffer is embraced by both liberal and conservative Christians, and the integrity of his faith and life have led believers everywhere to recognize him as the one theologian of his time to lead future generations of Christians into the new millennium. His writings are a treasure of spiritual wisdom, social con-science, pastoral care, and theological insights that are an inspiration to us all, no matter what challenges we face.
A Year with Dietrich Bonhoeffer showcases his writings, letters, and sermons in a daily devotional format, encouraging and deepening readers' reflections and meditations. With a foreword by Jim Wallis, author of God's Politics, A Year with Dietrich Bonhoeffer will take readers on a 365-day journey of understanding with this deeply spiritual man.
Citations And Professional Reviews A Year with Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Daily Meditations from His Letters, Writings, and Sermons by Dietrich Bonhoeffer has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Century - 04/04/2006 page 52
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.31" Width: 5.96" Height: 1.27" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2006
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 0060884088 ISBN13 9780060884086 UPC 025986884086
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More About Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born in Breslau in 1906. The son of a famous German psychiatrist, he studied in Berlin and New York City. He left the safety of America to return to Germany and continue his public repudiation of the Nazis, which led to his arrest in 1943. Linked to the group of conspirators whose attempted assassination of Hitler failed, he was hanged in April 1945.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born in 1906 and died in 1945.
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer not light reading Mar 25, 2006
This book of daily meditations has been very meaningful for me, probably made more so since I had already read his book, The Cost of Discipleship, which is a must to fully understand all that goes into his strong, teaching message. He lived daily for what he believed and proved it by dying for it, too, at the hand of the Nazis. He was an amazing disciple for Christ, and his message needs to be read even more today. This is not lighthearted reading but has a deep message on how to live for Christ and the freedom it brings.
All in One Feb 21, 2006
I have enjoyed the writings of Bonhoeffer for decades and I have been led to think through many of his ethical situations and his choices between peace and the need of the victims. On this 100th anniversary of Bonhoeffer's birth it would be easy to run out an buy all his works. Yet, here, in one very-well-edited manual are the best of the best excerpts of his writings, his thoughts, his heartache, and his reflections on God. Written in the midst of passionately living out the Christian life, Bonhoeffer did not have the gift of reflecting back on his writings in his old age. History has given that task to us. Was he always right? Did every ethic make sense? Was it proper to get involved in assasinating Hitler? Time, scholars and those of us who live through the same decisions delight is walking alongside Bonhoeffer and wrestling with the same hard choices and Bonhoeffer helps us to catalog our thoughts. This volume will never be a Classic like his individual works, but it WILL be a Companion that want to take his writings with us around the world.
A excellent overall introduction Feb 20, 2006
The introdution by Wallis is a gem. My wife and I read several days at at time and find this an excellent way to read DB's original works and decide which of his books speak most directly and clearly to us. Testament, Letters and Discipleship have proven our favorits, while Ethics remains too doficult and laborious.
Pursuing this new Classic of Great Excerpts from Bonhoeffer... Feb 17, 2006
After reviewing 5 classic Devotionals by Brother Lawrence, Mary Tileston, Thomas A Kempis, John Baillie & Joan Chittister, I was easily attracted to this edition of excerpts from Bonhoeffer's Ethics, Letters from Prison & Cost of Discipleship. It followed an earlier addition of Devotionals of "A Year With C. S. Lewis."
I eagerly look forward to complete all readings throughout from his rarely read ETHICS & Letters From Prison! If any influence can be chosen from Martin Luther King's biographies other than Howard Thurman, it would have to be Bonhoeffer. Both believed in Dietrich Bonhoeffer's statement: "When Christ calls a man, he calls him to come and die."
After my loss of two good Pastors who related to both M.L. King and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, I can be sure they are getting richly BLESSED by conversation in the Great-not-yet! They are Dr John Claypool and Dr Earl Stallings, both pastors from St Lukes & FBC of Birmingham! They too were deeply embedded within the thoughts of Schweitzer, Gandhi, Thurman, and King! "May Jahweh-God also provide us another great influence for non-violence!" Retired Chaplain, Fred W Hood "Barbara377" (Fayetteville, GA United States)