A while ago we published a remarkeable collectioin of essays on Dietrich Bonhoeffer's poetry, edited by Bernd Wannenwetsch from Oxford: Who am I?
Now we have published another book on the German martyr and theologian in our Guides for the Perplexed series, written by Joel Lawrence.
Joel has receive quite a bit of praise for his book:
‘Bonhoeffer’s legacy has had a far-reaching influence on contemporary Christianity, perhaps more so than any other theologian/pastor of the twentieth century. Yet many people are not sure how to understand what he wrote, and are especially perplexed by his theological reflections in his prison letters. Joel Lawrence has recognized this need and has provided an admirable guide through the labyrinth. Identifying the key themes in Bonhoeffer’s prison theology, he traces their development from his student years onwards and interprets them in a way that is informed, accessible and readable.’ – John W. de Gruchy, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
‘Fortunately, with every new generation of theologians, there arise those who firmly grasp - and then accurately describe - the legacies of great minds who have shaped our thinking. Joel Lawrence grasps well and describes clearly the theological legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He rightly perceivesthat Jesus Christ is the center of all reality for Bonhoeffer, and then creatively shows how that same Jesus finds expression today in a world that is less and less religious and more and more worldly. This "guide for the perplexed" is designed for all those who stumble on this irony that Bonhoeffer describes: living before God without God! Read on . . .’ - John W. Matthews, President of the International Bonhoeffer Society, English Language Section, Apple Valley, MN, USA.
More information on the book can be found here.