A concise, readable introduction to the life and writings of a man who, in his search for Christ, spent his life turning conventional Christianity on its head.
For a concise, readable introduction to a man who, in his search for Christ, spent his life turning conventional Christianity on its head, this is a good place to start. Eberhard Arnold (1883-1935) is relatively unknown today, yet his life's work continues to bear fruit today as few lives have. In 1920, venturing into an unknown future—and leaving wealth, security, and a public speaking career—he moved with his wife Emmy from Berlin to a tiny village, where they started a small community on the basis of early church practices as described in the Book of Acts. A Testimony to Church Community contains a biographical sketch, selections from his most important works, and brief memoirs by friends and colleagues.View Table of Contents
Although many other books by and about Eberhard Arnold have been published since this little volume first came out, it still brings back warm memories. The first time I read the book almost 30 years ago it rang so true and expressed so well what I felt about life and Christian seeking, that I eventually became a member of the Bruderhof movement, which Arnold had founded. It was a step in my life I have never regretted. Orbis Press has also just come out with another fine book entitled Eberhard Arnold that readers of this book should look at. It is part of their Spiritual Masters series.