Dietrich Bonhoeffer Life Together was ahead of his time in Bible reading.
Or should I say that we are just now catching up to our past?
In the “Day Together” chp Bonhoeffer urges daily Bible reading from beginning of the Bible to the end. Here are his words about entering into the Story of the Bible:
“We are uprooted from our own existence and are taken back to the holy history of God on earth… that we are attentive listeners and participants in God’s action in the sacred story…
It is not that God’s help and presence must still be proved in our life; rather God’s presence and help have been demonstrated for us in the life of Jesus Christ. It is in fact more important for us to know what God did to Israel in God’s son Jesus Christ, than to discover what God intends for us today. The fact that Jesus died is more important than the fact that I will die. And the fact that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead is the sole ground of my hope that I, too, will be raised on the day of judgment.”
“I find salvation not in my life story, but only in the story of Jesus Christ. Only those who allow themselves to found in Jesus Christ …. are with God and God with them” (62).