“This books is quite challenging and helpful. It is divided into four sections.
Section 1 Grace and Discipleship contained a discussion of cheap grace vs costly grace. I found the following sentence particularly helpful, "The cross is not the terrible end to an otherwise God-fearing and happy life, but it meets us at the beginning of our communion with Christ. When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die."
Section 2 is a long analysis of the Sermon on the Mount which builds on the grace discussion in section 1.
I found sections 3 and 4 less helpful, but they may stand out more in a future rereading.”
“I have the hardback book, NY 1957 edition by The Macmillan Company. Translated by R.H. Fuller; forward by The Bishop of Chichester and Memoir of The Author by G. Leibholz.”Jen L wrote this review Saturday, January 15, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A book that every Christian needs to read!”Nick Woodall wrote this review Monday, January 10, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
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“One of the most important theologians of the twentieth century illuminates the relationship between ourselves and the teachings of Jesus What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the aristocrat?”TEF F wrote this review Saturday, October 9, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very inspiring.”SilverTill wrote this review Sunday, September 26, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Early in my Christian life, someone gave me a copy of The Cost of Discipleship. The author is well known not only for his writing, but the fact that his faith and courage in opposing Hitler’s persecution of the Jews resulted in what he called “costly grace” in his book – his own martyrdom. Every Christian would do well to read his comparison of “cheap grace” and “costly grace.” ”Stephanie B wrote this review Thursday, August 19, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Tough read but very thought provoking.”Joy R wrote this review Wednesday, August 18, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No