Bonhoeffer Books for Young Leaders

The saying goes something like this: The one who leads, reads. And the one who reads, leads. Something like that at least. I think its profoundly true. I don’t read as much as I want to, and my leadership isn’t what it could be for lack of it.

There are a lot of books that I’ve read and plan to read that are important books for Christian leaders to read. But there are two in particular, that I think young leaders need to read, especially. Both are by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.


1) The Cost of Discipleship






  2) Life Together




[1] This is the edition I read while in college. A more accurate edition is available: D. Bonhoeffer, ed. Discipleship, ed. G.B. Kelly (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2003).