Sunday, April 17, 2016

Wonder of Wonders

Wonder of Wonders: Christmas with Dietrich Bonhoeffer 

Hardcover, ebook 

September 1, 2015

by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press (
  • ISBN-13: 978-0664260453

"For the greatest, most profound, tenderest things in the world, we must wait."
Never are moments of quiet reflection more important than during the rush of the Christmas season. These beautiful meditations from the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the most beloved theologians of the twentieth century, are perfect as brief devotions for those who already love Bonhoeffer's work and as wonderful introductions to his writing for young readers and others not yet familiar with him. Combined with beautifully evocative, full-color photographs, these passages remind us of the profound wonders we celebrate during Advent and Christmas and of the reverence appropriate to the season. Includes a short biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Perfect for gift giving.

My thoughts:  WONDER OF WONDERS: CHRISTMAS WITH DIETRICH BONHOEFFER is an absolutely beautiful gift book filled with snowy pictures and sayings. 

WONDER OF WONDERS is a quiet reflection of the Advent. The book is laid out in four different sections such as In Search of the Soul and Christmas: Miracle of Miracles. There are scriptures sprinkled throughout from the New Revised Standard Version. There are some also gorgeous pictures of quiet, snowy scenes of winter: A mountain, ice or snow covered trees and much more.

There are some good things to reflect on in WONDERS OF WONDERS. This is a great gift book for someone to have out during the holidays (by now and save for Christmas). It can be used as a coffee-table book, enjoyed as the viewer/reader looks at it and thumbs through it. The words and images are beautiful. 

It isn't real deep, but I don't think it was meant to be. Maybe it was intended to be a starting place, or give a tiny bit of something to reflect on as we go about our busy days. 

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