All posts tagged Dietrich Bonhoeffer

On Being Biddy Chambers’ Biographer

I’m a biographer. Such a strange word and one I wasn’t expecting and yet, I like it. It took me a long time, as my friend Wendy said, “to own the title biographer.” As far as I was concerned, I was telling a story. It just happened to be about Biddy Chambers. Circumstances surprised me […]

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Hard Books

Hard books: Stack of books

Following up on the last post about unforgetable books, I’m writing today about hard books–books that tackled challenging subjects and changed the way I think. I haven’t reread any of them. They’re simply too difficult, emotionally, to revisit, but they were very helpful. Click to Tweet The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer–led off the last […]

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Unforgetable Books

Unforgetable books:Book hoarder

I was challenged on Facebook recently to list ten unforgetable books–books that have stayed with me over the years for one reason or another. The idea was not to think too hard, just write down the first ten to come to mind. I’ve been reading since the age of four and I have a degree in […]

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On Books and Baby Christians

I became a Christian while attending Trinity Lutheran Church. A Lutheran church was a great spot for me because it married a love of music, learning and history and focused it on God. While the church of my youth also spoke of God and Jesus, tradition was more important than explanation. I needed both. I […]

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Radical thinking, or not?

What with the distraction of a new baby (7 pounds, 4 ounces; a girl) and an Internet-free vacation (who chose this place?), I’ve had plenty of time to read and think over the last couple weeks. One of the most important books I read was David Platt’s Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American […]

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