Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Costly grace is the treasure hidden in the field; for the sake of it a man will gladly go and sell all that he has. It is the pearl of great price, to buy which the merchant will sell all his goods. It is the kingly rule of Christ, for whose sake a man will pluck out the eye which causes him to stumble, it is the call of Jesus Christ at which the disciple leaves his nets and follows him."
From The Cost of Discipleship


Gregg Metcalf said...

I have read his book. Don't know if I could agree with all his theology, but he was faithful and gave his life as a martyr. said...

Sometimes we do have to "read around" someone's theology to benefit from the ideas they offer in their writings. If we are well grounded in the doctrines we confess, it shouldn't be too difficult.