Item description for Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christmas Sermons by Dietrich Bonhoeffer & Edwin Robertson...
Overview Here you will find the complete Advent sermons of one of the most important Christian thinkers of the 20th century, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Far from presenting the usual ?gentle Jesus meek and mild,? they challenge the reader to think seriously about the meaning of the incarnation.
Publishers Description 'The celebration of Advent is possible only to those who are troubled in soul, who know themselves to be poor and imperfect, who look forward to something greater to come. For these, it is enough to wait in humble fear until the Holy One himself comes down to us, God in the child in the manger. God comes. The Lord Jesus comes. Christmas comes. Christians rejoice '---Dietrich BonhoefferExecuted by the Nazis for his complicity in a plot to assassinate Hitler, Dietrich Bonhoeffer remains with us today through his writings---far-reaching ripples of deep thought, passionate words, and unflinching character.Including biographical insights, Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christmas Sermons spans Bonhoeffer's seventeen years as a preacher. This collection of vintage sermons and writings searches out the power and mystery of the Christmas season: its joyous riches and its implications for our lives. Also availableDietrich Bonhoeffer's Prison PoemsDietrich Bonhoeffer's Meditations on Psalms
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Christmas Sermons? sort of Dec 4, 2009
Although reading sermons from the different phases of ministry in the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer is fun and enlightening, the book is mistitled. This book is packaged to sell at this time of year. At best, the Bonhoeffer material is from Advent, not Christmas, and even then, several pieces are not even Advent sermons.
The compilation as it is currently titled is designed to sell this time of year, shame on you Zondervan, and what is lost is the true content - a random list of sermons and devotionals piecing together the growth of Bonhoeffer in his different ministry settings. That should have been enough to sell the book.
A more apt title would have been something like, Tracing the Ministries of Dietrich Bonhoeffer with an Advent Emphasis.