These forty stirring devotions will guide and inspire readers as they move thematically through the weeks of Advent and Christmas, from waiting and mystery to redemption, incarnation, and joy. Supplemented by an informative introduction, short excerpts from Bonhoeffer's letters, and passages from Bonhoeffer's Christmas sermons, these daily reflections are timeless and moving reminders of the true meaning of Christmas.
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These Advent and Christmas reflections of Bonhoeffer flew from his prison cell, flung open the doors of hope, and sailed heavenward as heart-wrenching prayers, prayers from a condemned man, prayers from a hopeful man, prayers from a man who embodied what it means to pray 'May your kingdom come.' This will be my Advent and Christmas book.
—Scot McKnight, professor in religious studies, North Park University, and author of The Jesus Creed and The Blue Parakeet
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-45) is one of the most well-known and beloved theologians of the twentieth century. He was a Christian minister, seminary professor, and a founding member of Germany's Confessing Church. One of the leading voices of opposition against Nazism during World War II, Bonhoeffer was executed for participating in a plot to assassinate Hitler. His theological views have become highly influential in the years since his death.