Smart Quote of the Week: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God's will.” —Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Correction: It appears this quote is actually from Eric Metaxas’s book on Bonhoeffer, not from Bonhoeffer himself. Thank to Phil from Brandywine Books for pointing this out to me.

Thoughts on this quote? Feel free to discuss them in the comments below.


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  • Philip Wade

    This is actually a quote from Eric Metaxas’s book on Bonhoeffer, not from Bonhoeffer himself. I have a couple links on my blog, if you want to see my source. http://brandywinebooks.net/?post_id=5781

    Thanks for your good work. I appreciate your efforts.

    • Thanks for the heads-up. I’ll update the page as soon as I can.