Cyber Book Club–Week 1: Bonhoeffer’s Family… and Yours

Paula Bonhoeffer with her eight children. Dietrich is the blond boy by his mother.

Paula Bonhoeffer with her eight children. Dietrich is the blond boy by his mother.

Hopefully you have your book by now (audio, e-book, or real 😉 and maybe a friend who you would like to get to know better to read along with us.

This week we are reading Chapter 1. Pretty simple! Not too long.

Here are some questions to think about as we read.

How has the family in which God placed you played a part in who you are today?

What traits have you inherited from your parents or grandparents that help you in your work today?

How did WWII affect your family?

We want to hear from you! Share thoughts in the comments section! Or better yet, share with the person next to you!

EBH

3 thoughts on “Cyber Book Club–Week 1: Bonhoeffer’s Family… and Yours

  1. This is my second time reading through Bonhoeffer, and I am finding it just as great as the first. After reading chapter one, I found myself wanting to pull up a chair around the Bonhoeffer dinner table. What an amazingly warm family. I was especially drawn to Mrs. Bonhoeffer. To get an inside glimpse on how she spiritually led her children, was such a blessing and encouragement to me. Especially striking was the hymn she chose for the funeral of Karl-Friedrich:

    “What God has done, it is well done.
    His will is always just.
    Whatever He will do to me,
    In Him I’ll ever place my trust.”

    A poignant selection from a dear mother who would walk through the valley of deep heartbreak more than once.

    Summer Owens

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    • It”s funny the things you notice the second time around! I liked mention of the devotional Dietrich used almost all his life. It was a small publication of daily Scripture readings. It reminds me that our faithfulness to give out God’s Word, even in little ways, supports one another. Usually, we have no idea how much 🙂

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