- Publisher After his martyrdom at the hands of the Gestapo in 1945, German pastor-theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer continued his witness in the hearts of Christians around the world. Life Together deals with the theology and practice of true Christian community in the midst of cultural paganism. Copyright Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
You May Also Be Interested In
About "Life Together"
After his martyrdom at the hands of the Gestapo in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer continued his witness in the hearts of Christians around the world. His "Letters and Papers from Prison" became a prized testimony to Christian faith and courage, read by thousands. Now in "Life Together" we have Pastor Bonhoeffer's experience of Christian community. This story of a unique fellowship in an underground seminary during the Nazi years reads like one of Paul's letters. It gives practical advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups. The role of personal prayer, worship in common, everyday work, and Christian service is treated in simple, almost biblical, words. "Life Together" is bread for all who are hungry for the real life of Christian fellowship.
After his martyrdom at the hands of the Gestapo in 1945, German pastor-theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer continued his witness in the hearts of Christians around the world. Life Together deals with the theology and practice of true Christian community in the midst of cultural paganism. Copyright Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Meet the Author
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.
Customer Reviews For "Life Together"Write Your Own Review
This is a shorter book, but not necessarily an easy read! Each sentence is thoughtfully written and takes time to process. It contains some incredible insights into living together as followers of Jesus.
In this classic book, Bonhoeffer provides practical advice on how believers should live out their common life in Christ. Our common life, according to Bonhoeffer, has been made possible in and through Jesus Christ and as such it is a divine and spiritual reality. In this life together, there will be times when believers spend the day with others. Such communal times ought to include praying the Psalms, singing hymns, praying together, and having fellowship around the table. There will also be times when believers need to spend the day alone. Such times are necessary for solitude and silence, meditation, prayer and intercession. Our common life together involves ministry to one another and Bonhoeffer advices that our ministry should be characterized by holding one's tongue, meekness, listening, helpfulness, bearing with one another's burdens, proclaiming the Word, and exercising pastoral authority. Last but not least, in our life together, Bonhoeffer also highlights the need for believers to confess their sins to one another and to minister forgiveness and healing. Whether it is a local church, a seminary, or a small group, this book is required reading as it will certainly help believers to live out their common life together in Christ.