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I just finished leading a class at my congregation on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s book, The Cost of Discipleship. Bonhoeffer was the German Lutheran theologian who became involved in resisting the Nazis in World War II. He was part of a group that tried unsuccessfully to assassinate Hitler. Two weeks before the end of the war, as one of his last acts, Hitler had Bonhoeffer and his fellow conspirators executed. Bonhoeffer himself was hanged in April 1945.
If you’re interested in reading the book, you might find the following materials useful. Please feel free to download any or all of them. The page numbers indicate where material is drawn from the Simon and Schuster Touchstone edition of the book. Click on the image below if you’d like to order a copy.
Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer – PowerPoint presentation
The Cost of Discipleship week 2 – Introductory material through Chapter 1
The Cost of Discipleship week 3 – Chapters 2-5
The Cost of Discipleship week 4 – Chapters 6-13
The Cost of Discipleship week 5 – Chapters 14-20
The Cost of Discipleship week 6 – Chapters 21-29
The Cost of Discipleship week 7 – Chapters 30-32