Friday, June 1, 2012

Forty days with Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Pastor Ken Chroniger has called my attention to a devotional series beginning today offered by Bible Gateway: "Take a 40-Day Journey With Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Devotional Journey of a Martyr":
There was very little spiritual light to be seen in Nazi Germany in the 1940s. Horrific war had engulfed Europe. Hitler’s policies of euthanasia and genocide were rolling forward unchecked. Even as the European war lurched toward its conclusion in 1945, “peace on Earth” seemed impossibly far away.

Yet even in the dark night of Nazi Germany, there were followers of Christ who held up a light. The most famous of these was pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who actively worked against Hitler for years—until he was murdered by the Nazi regime in the final days of the war. ....

Beginning on Friday, June 1, Bible Gateway is running a special devotional exercise called A 40 Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Each day for 40 days, we’ll email you a devotional based on the writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Each day’s reading features:
  • A short devotional excerpt from Bonhoeffer’s writing.
  • Relevant Scripture passages to ponder.
  • Discussion questions to help you think through the devotional, and journal reflections that encourage you to put your thoughts down on paper.
  • Prayer suggestions, and a concluding prayer.
A 40-Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer begins this Friday, June 1. It’s completely free; you can sign up at our newsletter signup page. If you’d like to see a sample of what you’ll be sent each day, here’s an example devotional.
Take a 40-Day Journey With Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Devotional Journey of a Martyr | Bible Gateway Blog