Costly Grace: A Contemporary View of Bonhoeffer¿s the Cost of Discipleship

Costly Grace: A Contemporary View of Bonhoeffer¿s the Cost of Discipleship

by Jon Walker


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ISBN-13: 9780891126768
Publisher: Abilene Christian University Press
Publication date: 10/05/2010
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 690,123
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

After two decades in ministry, Jon Walker was laid off twice, lost his home and savings, was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder, and then his wife filed for divorce just a few days before their twenty-fourth anniversary. It was during this time that he immersed himself in the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, resulting in his first two books on the German theologian: Costly Grace and In Visible Fellowship. But, more importantly, the writings of Bonhoeffer helped Walker set aside religiosity so he could discover follow Jesus with an obedient faith, even as his world collapsed around him. Walker tells his story in Breakfast with Bonhoeffer: How I Learned to Stop Being Religious So I Could Follow Jesus.

Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church and longtime friend and mentor to Walker, said Walker's first book on Bonhoeffer, Costly Grace, "may be one of the most important books published during this time of economic uncertainty and world turmoil."

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Costly Grace: A Contemporary View of Bonhoeffer's The Cost of Discipleship 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
agapegrace More than 1 year ago
Costly Grace is a modern revisiting of Dietrich Boenhoeffer's classic book, The Cost of Discipleship. I have wanted to read that book for a long time but haven't had the chance. I feel that this book has given me a basic understanding of those principles and so much more. This is not a read for those who are faint of spiritual heart - it's for those who want to re-examine their faith and analyze why they are doing what they're doing what they're doing. The most challenging concept for me was the idea that suffering can be used by God to help grow our faith. The book has an analysis of the each topic from The Cost of Discipleship with modern commentary and extensive quotes, and the end of each chapter has a practical application for the principle being dealth with. There is a list of self-talk items that show "Fallen Thinking" and then another that show what a spirit driven perspective would do to deal with it.
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