Happy 100th Bonhoeffer!

Dietrich Bonhoeffer would have turned 100 on Feb 4, 2006.

His biography is moving but his words are even more convicting. His book "The Cost of Discipleship" is to me one of the classic books on or of Christianity. It is not apologetics nor a devotional book. But distills the essence of Christianity.

And unlike those who merely preaches, he took action: he could have hidden out in the US during Hitler's rule, but went back to Germany to fight the Nazis. He also helped Jews escape Germany. And he took his own life in his hands when he joined the plot to assassinate Hitler and was caught and then hung on April 9, 1945.
This is the end - but for me, the beginning of life.
-- Bonhoeffer