In celebration of the upcoming Easter holiday, Christianaudio.com is giving away two great audiobooks this month. Just head over to the site and follow the instructions to download Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship and John Piper’s Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die. Below is a little information from Christianaudio’s site about each title:
“This book is quite simply, one of the most profound and important books of the 20th century. Dietrich Bonhoeffer lived a testimony of his thoughtful and engaging writers.
Focusing on the most treasured part of Christ’s teaching – the Sermon on the Mount with its call to discipleship, and on the grace of God and the sacrifice which that demands.
Viewed against the background of Nazi Germany, Bonhoeffer’s book is striking enough. At the same time, it shares with many great Christian classics a quality of timelessness, so that it has spoken, and continues to speak powerfully, to the varied concerns of the contemporary world.”
The most important questions anyone can ask are: Why was Jesus Christ crucified? Why did he suffer so much? What has this to do with me? Finally, who sent him to his death? The answer to the last question is that God did. Jesus was God’s Son. The suffering was unsurpassed, but the whole message of the Bible leads to this answer.
The central issue of Jesus’ death is not the cause, but the meaning—God’s meaning. That is what this book is about. John Piper has gathered from the New Testament fifty reasons. Not fifty causes, but fifty purposes—in answer to the most important question that each of us must face: What did God achieve for sinners like us in sending his Son to die?”
Ooo! I’m all over the Bonhoffer! Downloading now.
Just finished the 50 Reasons audio book. Very powerful! No. #17 especially. The first ten made me contemplate more deeply than I have in a while. It really IS “All about Him!”
I am glad you enjoyed the book. Have you ever read or listened to Piper in the past?
No–for the past 15 years it has been just lots of homeschooling type books and assorted non-fiction (since I worked at a library). It is interesting to get back into this area of thought–very mind expanding.