Breakfast with Bonhoeffer: How I Learned to Stop Being Religious So I Could Follow Jesus
by Jon Walker
Tags: inner pain, struggle, depression, divorce recovery, isolation, loneliness
Reading like a non-fiction novel with a story both heart-breaking and heart-warming, Walker reveals how God used the writings
of Bonhoeffer to push him past the Christ-less beliefs and religious thinking that had come to represent his faith.
While Jon Walker was encountering Bonhoeffer every day as he wrote the books Costly Grace and In Visible Fellowship, he found his world collapsing
and his faith faltering. After almost twenty years in ministry, Walker was laid off twice, lost his home and savings, was diagnosed with bipolar
II disorder, and then his wife filed for divorce just a few days before their twenty-fourth anniversary.
Bonhoeffer saw the storms of political upheaval and pressure on Christians coming at warp speed, and he called believers to meet it head on
by following Jesus, who bids believers to come and die.
In BREAKFAST WITH BONHOEFFER, Walker brings to a new generation the timeless teachings of Bonhoeffer, especially the teaching that calls
Jesus' followers to break free from the tyranny of popular culture and religious thinking.
It also offers hope for those who face loss or
have been hurt by the economic downturn