Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas
Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

I listened to the audiobook version of this biography and referred to the hard copy for reference and reiteration. The hard copy was given to me as a gift when I left the Journey Fellowship staff.

There haven't been many books that have impacted me as much as this one. And I am still processing my thoughts, perhaps they will crystallize as I read "The Cost of Discipleship" by Bonhoeffer. Until then, I will ponder these questions:

  • how can Christian seminaries deny God, deny Christ, and deny Scripture and still teach theology?
    • was this a European problem confined to the early 20th century?
  • what gave Karl Barth the courage to take a stand against prevailing theological thought? That is, he began his study of theology from the position of believing in God and that He had chosen to reveal himself in scripture.
  • it seemed that Bonhoeffer's simple presentation and belief in the Gospel was well received in all the places that he pastored. what can we learn from this today?
  • seeing the evil in some men, how can people reject the Judeo/Christian worldview? it seems to be the only one that makes sense of all the questions.
  • why is the all-out commitment to faith in Christ so compelling to me? and what prevents me from living out this commitment?


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