Breakfast with Bonhoeffer by Jon Walker
How I Learned to Stop Being Religious So I Could Follow Jesus

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Reading like a non-fiction novel with a story both heart-breaking and heart-warming, Walker reveals how God used the writings of Bonhoeffer to push him past the Christ-less beliefs and religious thinking that had come to represent his faith.
While Jon Walker was encountering Bonhoeffer every day as he wrote the books Costly Grace and In Visible Fellowship, he found his world collapsing and his faith faltering. After almost twenty years in ministry, Walker was laid off twice, lost his home and savings, was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder, and then his wife filed for divorce just a few days before their twenty-fourth anniversary.

Bonhoeffer saw the storms of political upheaval and pressure on Christians coming at warp speed, and he called believers to meet it head on by following Jesus, who bids believers to come and die.

In BREAKFAST WITH BONHOEFFER, Walker brings to a new generation the timeless teachings of Bonhoeffer, especially the teaching that calls Jesus' followers to break free from the tyranny of popular culture and religious thinking. It also o!ers hope for those who face loss or have been hurt by the economic downturn.
 

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JON WALKER, a former pastor at Saddleback Church, is author of "Costly Grace: A Contemporary View of Bonhoeffer's 'The Cost of Discipleship'" and "In Visible Fellowship: A Contemporary View of Bonhoeffer's Classic Work 'Life Together'." He is managing editor of the Daily Hope devotionals from Rick Warren, author of "The Purpose Driven Life," 500,000 people read these devotionals daily.
 
Published August 27, 2012 by Leafwood Publishers. 224 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality.

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