Life Together, one of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s best known works, focuses on living in Christian community. Today we talk a lot about community and our need to experience the life of faith with others, like it’s a truth we’ve discovered only recently. But Bonhoeffer reminds us that this discussion has been going on for a long time.
This book is short, powerful and packed with truths to ponder. It’s deep. The fact that Bonhoeffer wrote from experience, as he helped lead an underground seminary in Germany before his arrest, adds gravitas. Throw in the fact that he was executed by the Nazis for his knowledge of a plot to kill Hitler and you get a stronger than normal ethos when it comes to an author.
I especially appreciated his thoughts on the work of ministry and the actions of the minister, be they professional or not. I’d benefit from reading it again, which I will surely do. I wholeheartedly recommend this to your time and to your library.