Dietrich Bonhoeffer - Lutheran pastor, theologian, opponent of Hitler and martyr - stands as one of the boldest examples of twentieth-century Christian witness.
By the time that the Gestapo hanged him in Flossenberg Concentration Camp for involvement in a plot to assassinate Hitler, Bonhoeffer had marked out not only a firm Christian defense of the rights of God's Ancient People the Jews, but had sketched out an undogmatic Christianity for "a world come of age." The essence of this Christian vision was the belief that God is always present in Christ and always present in suffering.
In a twenty-first century when trivial quarrels can still divide Christians, Bonhoeffer's witness to this core gospel truth, and his willingness to die for it, offer an enduring example.
This book offers a fifteen-day course in Bonhoeffer's spirituality, drawing abundantly from his writings.
A book in the 15 Days of Prayer Collection. This popular series is perfect for those looking for an introduction to a particular spiritual guide, those searching for gift ideas, and those who merely wish to know more about the person and his or her spirituality. Additional volumes planned in 2- to 3-month intervals.
Each volume contains:
- A brief biography of the saint or spiritual leader introduced in that volume
- A guide to creating a format for prayer and retreat
- 15 meditation sessions with focus points and reflection guides