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John M. Regan - associate professor of environmental engineering, Penn State University Park

Book Title: The Cost of Discipleship

Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Book Description:

The history of the church is scarred by divisions related to the apparent paradox of grace and works, creating at either extreme stumbling blocks (cheap grace or man-made doctrines) to the true message of the gospel. Bonhoeffer very eloquently and systematically reconciles this paradox with the compelling reminder that genuine Christian discipleship must necessarily bridge the profession of faith with action consistent with that profession. His life then parallels the message of this book with his return to his German homeland to resist Hitler, leading to his execution at the Flossenburg concentration camp.

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