Dietrich Bonhoeffer famously wrote, “When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die.”
Bonhoeffer, a German pastor and theologian, who was imprisoned and later died by the hands of the Nazis in 1945, penned The Cost of Discipleship to explain not only the “cost” of following Christ but to discuss how we as Christians are to live by the Word of God in our everyday lives.
A large portion of the book uses the Sermon on the Mount to discuss Christian living and the sharp distinction between cheap and costly grace. As Bonhoeffer wrote, “Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves … grace without discipleship. … Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again, … It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life.”
This month I am giving away a copy of Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship to five members of the deeperChristian community!
If you haven’t already joined the community, we’d love to have you join us—it’s free, you can unsubscribe at any point (but why would you want to?), you gain access to several great resources, and you’re entered to win this book giveaway. Want to join? Take the free 7-day course …
Here are last month’s winners:
March 2018 Winners!
Congratulations to the following individuals who won a copy of John Beck’s travel guide to Israel called The Holy Land for Christian Travelers
- Jeff Williams
- Brooke Kinabrew
- Karlita Yoder
- Sherie Landers
- Lisa Bell