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The Cost of Discipleship
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-08-07
ISBN 10: 1476706549
Pages: 320 pages

The Cost of Discipleship Book Summary : NEW FOREWORD BY ERIC METAXAS Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the most important theologians of the twentieth century, illuminates the relationship between ourselves and the teachings of Jesus in this classic book on living as a Christian. What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the government worker? What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us today? Drawing on the Sermon on the Mount, Dietrich Bonhoeffer answers these timeless questions by providing a seminal reading of the dichotomy between "cheap grace" and "costly grace." "Cheap grace," Bonhoeffer wrote, "is the grace we bestow on ourselves...grace without discipleship....Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the girl which must be asked for, the door at which a man must know....It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life." 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.

The Cost of Discipleship
Author: Bonhoeffer Dietrich
Publisher: SCM Press
Release Date: 2015-11-02
ISBN 10: 0334053420
Pages: 288 pages

The Cost of Discipleship Book Summary : Perhaps Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s most radical book, this reading of the Sermon on the Mount has influenced many Christians throughout the world over the last 50 years.

The Cost of Discipleship
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780758192356
Pages: 285 pages

The Cost of Discipleship Book Summary :

The Cost of Cheap Grace
Author: Bill Hull,Brandon Cook
Publisher: NavPress Publishing Group
Release Date: 2020-01-07
ISBN 10: 1641581468
Pages: 256 pages

The Cost of Cheap Grace Book Summary : What is a Christian? At the most basic level, a Christian is a disciple of Jesus Christ. And yet many Christians today couldn't tell you what a disciple of Jesus Christ is, or would even think of themselves as disciples. And yet in the Great Commission, Jesus specifically called us to make disciples. Everything else is secondary. The Cost of Cheap Grace is an extended, sweeping, bold, and bracing call to repentance for where we've let secondary things subvert our commitment to discipleship, and a compelling vision for discipleship as the basis of the gospel in all its world-changing, subversive power.

the Cost of Discipleship
Author: Dietrich Bonhoefer
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 1951
ISBN 10:
Pages: 329 pages

the Cost of Discipleship Book Summary :

Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Publisher: Fortress Press
Release Date: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781451406726
Pages: 354 pages

Discipleship Book Summary : Freshly translated from the German critical edition, Discipleship provides a more accurate rendering of the text and extensive aids and commentary to clarify the meaning, context, and reception of this work and its attempt to resist the Nazi ideology then infecting German Christian churches.

Costly Grace
Author: Jon Walker
Publisher: Leafwood Publishers
Release Date: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780891126768
Pages: 237 pages

Costly Grace Book Summary : In 1937, on the threshold of Nazi Germany's war on the world, Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote what turned out to be one of the most influential books of the century, The Cost of Discipleship. In it, he challenged the flabby faith and compromises of German Christians, famously writing, "When Christ calls a man he bids him come and die." Now, seventy-three years after the book was first published, Jon Walker writes Costly Grace: A Contemporary View of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's The Cost of Discipleship. Walker brings to a new generation the timeless message of Bonhoeffer against the background of today's political upheaval and societal change and what it means to those who claim to follow Christ's teachings.

Hard Sayings: Reconciling the Cost of Discipleship and the American Dream
Author: Joshua West
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: 2020-05-26
ISBN 10: 1620207354
Pages: 158 pages

Hard Sayings: Reconciling the Cost of Discipleship and the American Dream Book Summary : "A blockbuster of a message to the church and to preachers . . . " -Don Wilkerson, President, Teen Challenge, Inc. Can American Christianity really reconcile itself to the hard sayings of Jesus and the teaching of Scripture, or have we invented a version suitable for mass consumption that agrees with our Western ideas of fairness, our so-called rights, and the all-important American dream? In order to make God approachable, have we left out the parts of the New Testament we don't like? Is there a cost to being a disciple of Jesus? How do we reconcile the teachings of the Jesus we find in Scripture with the American Jesus we have created? In Hard Sayings: Reconciling the Cost of Discipleship and the American Dream, pastor and international speaker Joshua West considers these questions and more, and he compares the parables, teachings, and person of Jesus Christ found in Scripture against the pop culture Jesus we have invented in the West. Looking at the entertainment-driven, celebrity culture of the American church, West challenges the reader to reconcile what the Bible calls the cost of discipleship with the American dream.

Discipleship at Any Cost
Author: Zacharias Tanee Fomum
Publisher: ZTF Books Online
Release Date: 2015-08-07
ISBN 10: 1311652116
Pages: 329 pages

Discipleship at Any Cost Book Summary : Discipleship at any cost is the very first book written by Professor Fomum when he started out as a Christian Author in 1976. This book therefore reflects the original thought of the author. As clearly outlined in the book, Professor Fomum's basic message has not changed. From the start, it was the power of a man’s all. Today it is still the power of a man’s all. The different topics covered in this book are: - the price to pay to be a disciple, - the foundations of the disciple's life, - the purpose of the disciple's life, - the disciple's sufferings, and - the disciple's reward. Read this book and you will be challenged and encouraged to follow the Lord whole heartedly.

Bonhoeffer's the Cost of Discipleship
Author: Rodney Combs,Greg Ligon
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Release Date: 1998
ISBN 10: 0805491988
Pages: 112 pages

Bonhoeffer's the Cost of Discipleship Book Summary : A volume comparable in style to Cliff's Notes, here highlighting the key points from Bonhoeffer's The Cost of Discipleship.

With God in the Crucible
Author: Peter Storey
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Release Date: 2010-09-01
ISBN 10: 1426721188
Pages: 120 pages

With God in the Crucible Book Summary : Often the church is accused of being so embedded in the culture that effective prophecy leveled at the culture is impossible. But this book illustrates that there was a time and a place where the church community was faithful to its mission as the body of Christ, as church leaders led, people lifted high the cross, and they marched into the uncertainty that still prevails. Here is a time and place where the call to risky discipleship was answered not with whimpers, whines, and excuses, but with the power of faithful Christians living out their call. This book illustrates what it can mean to faithfully answer the call to discipleship and God's service. Many people wonder if they would be able to stand up for their faith if it meant great personal sacrifice or the sacrifice of people they love. They wonder what they would risk for their faith, if anything. In the United States where cost/benefit analysis is a popular way to assess risk, many Christians wonder if they might not have to stand alone, because too many see the risks as too costly. As suggested by the title, this book draws upon a collection of sermons and addresses given by Peter Storey in a variety of contexts between 1966 and 1993. The original audiences ranged from the all-white Central Methodist Church in Johannesburg, to the South African Council of Churches, to the nation of South Africa, and to the world. All of these sermons and addresses are directly related to specific historical events: security police confrontations, beatings, and tear-gassings in churches around the country of South Africa; an imposed State of Emergency; the murder of 14-year-old Stompie Sepie by Winnie Mandela's thugs; and the violent jockeying for power between Mandela's African National Congress, Chief Mangosutho Buthelizi's Inkatha Movement, and F. W. de Klerk's regime. The book offers the full perspective of what it means to speak truth, empower people to stand for the truth, and to pastor souls during times when living truth seems almost impossible. Key Features: 1. Foreword by Desmond Tutu 2. 15 chapters, each including a brief description of the original context, the sermon and its connection with the present, and a prayer 3. Epilogue by Will Willimon

The Complete Book of Discipleship
Author: Bill Hull
Publisher: Tyndale House
Release Date: 2014-02-27
ISBN 10: 1615214909
Pages: 352 pages

The Complete Book of Discipleship Book Summary : Well organized and readily accessible, The Complete Book of Discipleship pulls together into one convenient, comprehensive volume relevant topics to discipleship such as: Spiritual growth Transformation Spiritual disciplines Discipleship in the local church and beyond Indexed for easy reference

The Call to Discipleship
Author: Karl Barth
Publisher: Fortress Press
Release Date: 2003-11-01
ISBN 10: 9781451412222
Pages: 88 pages

The Call to Discipleship Book Summary : In this brief essay, drawn from Church Dogmatics, Barth articulates what it means to follow Jesus in faith. He emphasizes that discipleship involves a detachment from the authority of possessions, foregoing the pursuit of personal glory, challenging the fear and use of force, the dissolution of self-evident personal attachments, and a "better righteousness," which goes beyond actions to intentions and practices piety in secret. "The command of Jesus . . . is issued with all the freedom and sovereignty of grace against which there can be no legitimate objections, of which no one is worthy, for which there can be no preparation, which none can elect, and in the face of which there can be no qualification."

The Christian Cornerstone Library
Author: Marilyn Appleberg,C. S. Lewis,Dietrich Bonhoeffer,J. B. Phillips
Publisher: Collier Books
Release Date: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780020844402
Pages: 672 pages

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Bonhoeffer's the Cost of Discipleship
Author: Greg Ligon
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Release Date: 1999-01-01
ISBN 10: 0805464867
Pages: 100 pages

Bonhoeffer's the Cost of Discipleship Book Summary : Shepherd's Notes- Christian Classics Series is designed to give readers a quick, step by step overview of some of the enduring treasures of the Christian faith. They are designed to be used along side the classic itself- either in individual study or in a study group. The faithful of all generations have found spiritual nourishment in the Scriptures and in the works of Christians of earlier generations. Martin Luther and John Calvin would not have become who they were apart from their reading Augustine. God used the writings of Martin Luther to move John Wesley from a religion of dead works to an experience at Aldersgate in which his "heart was strangely warmed." Shepherd's Notes will give pastors, laypersons, and students access to some of the treasures of Christian faith.