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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.… (more)
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Title:Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community (Edition 1St Edition) by Bonhoeffer, Dietrich [Paperback(1978£©]
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Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1938)

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There were some good points in here and some valuable discussions, but other things that I didn't agree with (especially when talking about corporate worship). ( )
  ChelseaVK | Dec 10, 2021 |
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  semoffat | Aug 6, 2021 |
Life Together, originally written by Dietrich Bonhoeffer as a reflection and rule of life during his time as leader of the illegal seminary of the Confessing Church in Finkenwalde (Eastern Prussia) in the 1930s, is one of the classic texts of twentieth-century spirituality. Since its first publication in German in 1939, it has influenced Christian individuals and communities in their thinking of what it means to live a life before God.
“The person who loves their dream of community” opined Bonhoeffer,” will destroy community, but the person who loves those around them will create ommunity”

see also 'An Adventure Shared' by Rowlands (19A) ( )
  ExeterQuakers | Jun 20, 2021 |
Another classic by Bonhoeffer. Although there is some cultural influence shown based on his life time, the book nonetheless puts so much to consider into so few pages overall. Wonderful. ( )
  highlander6022 | Oct 22, 2020 |
Very dense, high economy of words, plus the fact that it's translated make it a tough read. That being said, it is worth the effort; a lot of practical advice and recommendations, backed by scripture.

"(Silence of the Christian) is a listening silence, humble stillness, that may be interrupted at any time for the sake of humility." ( )
  Dustin.glendinning | May 19, 2020 |
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Rich in suggestions for the cultivation of spiritual life.
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Thought-provoking....Breathes of real humility, love for the saints, and faith.
added by ArrowStead | editThe Sunday School Times
 
Makes most contemporary Christian practice seem pale and thin.
added by ArrowStead | editReligious Book Club Bulletin
 
A richness of Christian experience that cannot but enlarge one's sense of the depth and vitality of life in Christ.
added by ArrowStead | editBaptist Leader
 
As challenging as The Cost of Discipleship.
added by ArrowStead | editMennonite Weekly Review
 

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Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! (Ps. 133:1)
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'Not,' as his friend Bethge says, 'that he believed that everybody must act as he did, but from where he was standing, he could see no possibility of retreat into any sinless, righteous, pious refuge. The sin of respectable people reveals itself in flight from responsibility. He saw that sin falling upon him and he took his stand.' (11)
"Such was the life and death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer - a teacher of the Church in the highest sense of the word, a writer of profound theological and Biblical insight and yet close to the contemporary life and sensitive to reality, a witness who saw the way of discipleship and walked it to the end." (18)
"'I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember me in far countries' (Zech. 10:9). According to God's will Christendom is a scattered people, scattered like seed 'into all the kingdoms of the earth' (Deut. 28:25). That is its curse and its promise. God's people must dwell in far countries among the unbelievers, but it will be the seed of the Kingdom of God in all the world." (18)
WC: "Seminarians before their ordination receive the gift of common life with their brethren for a definite period." (21)
"He knows that God's Word in Jesus Christ pronounces him guilty, even when he does not feel his guilt, and God's Word in Jesus Christ pronounces him not guilty and righteous, even when he does not feel that he is righteous at all. The Christian no longer lives of himself, by his own claims and his own justification, but by God's claims and God's justification. He lives wholly by God's word pronounced upon him, whether that Word declares him guilty or innocent." (22)
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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.

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