A Year With Dietrich Bonhoeffer
In time for the 100th anniversary of his birth on February 4, 1906, come daily readings from beloved pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer.Imprisoned and martyred by the Gestapo near the end of World War II for plotting to assassinate Hitler,...
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In time for the 100th anniversary of his birth on February 4, 1906, come daily readings from beloved pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer.Imprisoned and martyred by the Gestapo near the end of World War II for plotting to assassinate Hitler, Dietrich Bonhoeffer left a legacy of writings and sermons that has become a prized testimony of faith and courage for Christians around the World.In these times when the role of faith in politics is vigorously debated, these daily readings will offer inspiration from one of our time's central moral figures. His courage, vision, and brilliance have greatly influenced the last 100 years of church and theology. Bonhoeffer has profoundly shaped such minds as Martin Luther King, Jr. As John Macquarrie wrote in the New York Times Book Review, "It would be impossible to overrate Dietrich Bonhoeffer's importance as a disciple, a great Christian and moral leader."
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was only thirty-nine when he was executed by the Nazis in 1945, yet his influence on Christian life has been enormous. His passionate, theology-based opposition to Nazism made him a leader, along with Karl Barth, in Germany's Confessing Church. Bonhoeffer is embraced by both liberal and conservative Christians, and the integrity of his faith and life have led believers everywhere to recognize him as the one theologian of his time to lead future generations of Christians into the new millennium. His writings are a treasure of spiritual wisdom, social con-science, pastoral care, and theological insights that are an inspiration to us all, no matter what challenges we face. ^A Year with Dietrich Bonhoeffer showcases his writings, letters, and sermons in a daily devotional format, encouraging and deepening readers' reflections and meditations. With a foreword by Jim Wallis, author of God's Politics, A Year with Dietrich Bonhoeffer will take readers on a 365-day journe
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian (he received his doctorate in theology at the age of only 21), participant in the German Resistance movement against Nazism, and a founding member of the Confessing Church. He was involved in plots planned by members of the Abwehr (the German Military Intelligence Office) to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
He was arrested in March 1943, imprisoned, and eventually hanged just before the end of the World War II in Europe.
Some of his selected published works include Creation and Fall: A Theological Exposition of Genesis 1-3; Life Together; The Cost of Discipleship; Ethics; Christ the Center and Letters and Papers from Prison.