Tuesday, March 30, 2004

LIFE TOGETHER: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community
by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, translated by John W. Doberstein
pub. HarperSanFrancisco, (C) 1954, 122 pages

Comments: Written while Bonhoeffer led an underground seminary in Nazi Germany, this little book gives rich and real insight into the church as necessarily a faith community. In chapter one he says, "Christianity means community through Jesus Christ and in Jesus Christ. No Christian community is more or less than this. Whether it be a brief, single encounter or the fellowship of years, Christian community is only this. We belong to one another only through and in Jesus Christ" (p. 21).