"There are only two places where the powerful and great in this world lose their courage, tremble in the depths of their souls, and become truly afraid. These are the manger and the cross of Jesus Christ."
"No priest, no theologian stood at the cradle of Bethlehem. And yet, all Christian theology finds its beginnings in the miracle of miracles, that God became human."
These stirring words are among forty devotions that guide and inspire readers as they move thematically through the weeks of Advent and Christmas, from waiting and mystery to redemption, incarnation, and joy. Supplemented by an informative introduction, short excerpts from Bonhoeffer's letters, and passages from his Christmas sermons, these daily devotions are timeless and moving reminders of the true gift of Christmas.
|Publisher:||Westminster John Knox Press|
|Product dimensions:||4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of the most well-known and beloved theologians of the twentieth century. Renowned for his classic works Life Together and The Cost of Discipleship, Bonhoeffer's legacy took on a deeper dimension when he was imprisoned and executed for participating in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I used the book as a personal Advent/Christmas reflection. I really enjoyed the selections. Hard to believe so many of them were written in a Nazi prison.
Anyone who first discovers Bonhoeffer in their lives takes great risks of becoming addicted. I first discovered his writings and theology in 1994 and am still discovering new insights regarding how we view faith, love, and charity. His is no simple one man or woman pattern you find which teels you to do three things and become a mighty warrior for the faith. The very title of this book might set one back a little.... 'God is in the Manger'. Have you ever thought about it like that? He starts off with how we are waiting....finding the mystery. He will make you think and read again. At this time we are using this book for our Sunday School Class and we enjoy the discussion. I would heartily recommend you Google Dietrich Bonhoeffer and read a little about him before you start any of his books.
My husband and pastor enjoyed the book