Costly Grace: A Contemporary View of Bonhoeffer’s Cost of Discipleship

For as long as I can remember, evangelical Christians have had a fascination with the life and writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He has been so much a part of my own environment that I couldn’t even say when I first heard about him. I can say that my own interest started when I read The … Continue reading Costly Grace: A Contemporary View of Bonhoeffer’s Cost of Discipleship

June 2010: Books Read

1. Letters and Papers from Prison by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I'd had this book on my shelf for a while, and after reading Eric Metaxas' excellent biography last month, I decided to stay in the mental world of Bonhoeffer for a little longer by reading this book. As the title indicates, this is a collection of … Continue reading June 2010: Books Read

Book Review of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Eric Metaxas, who is already familiar to aficionados of Christian biography through Amazing Grace, his biography of William Wilberforce, has written a fast-paced and informative portrait of Bonhoeffer, the German pastor and theologian who resisted the Nazis even unto his death in a concentration camp in April 1945. This book, while not nearly as long … Continue reading Book Review of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Archiving Bonhoeffer

I read this brief but interesting article on FaithWorld today, about how the German government wants to put archived materials relating to theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer online: Germany is launching an appeal to save thousands of valuable letters and manuscripts which had belonged to Protestant theologian and Nazi resistance fighter Dietrich Bonhoeffer by digitalising them. The … Continue reading Archiving Bonhoeffer