Life Together and Prayerbook of the Bible

by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Augsburg Fortress , 1996.

Influenced by the author's experience as part of Finkenwalde Seminary, an underground seminary that defied Nazi nationalism, this book is a reflection on true community centered around Christ.


the meaning of true community, the frustrations and epiphanies of Christian community

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Establish a foundation for church community based on prayer by studying Prayerbook of the Bible with congregational leaders.
  • Be inspired by the story of Finkenwalde Seminary and its defiance to Nazi nationalism.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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