Review: Life Together: A discussion of Christian fellowship
Life Together: A discussion of Christian fellowship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Excellent look at body life of the Church
Reread this book. Insightful.
He considers individual and corporate piety, briefly, with freshness.
I especially liked his critique of the "wish dream," some ideal or agenda that gets set up in the Christian community. The visionary becomes proud and dictatorial. The vision must be shattered or it will shatter the community. Do we love our vision, our ideas of Christian community, or the actual community itself?
The chapter on praying and singing and reading Scripture together is strong. The importance of the Psalms, and reading longer passages of Scripture. At times he helpfully turns us to Scripture's direction, turning away from our own heart or experiences directing us.
The last two sections, on ministry, and confession/communion were also excellent. As another friend said, something quotable on nearly every page.
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