One of my favorite quotes from this volume: "The break with the world is absolute. It requires and causes our death. In baptism we die together with our old world. This death must be understood in the strictest sense as an event that is suffered. It is not as if we were asked to bring about this death ourselves through various kinds of sacrifice and renunciation. That would be an impossible attempt. Such a death would never be the death of the old self which Christ demands. The old self cannot kill itself. It cannot will its own death. We die in Christ alone; we die through Christ and with Christ. Christ is our death. It is for the sake of community with Christ, and only in that community, that we die. In baptism we receive both community with Christ and our death as a gift of grace. This death is a gift of grace which we can never create for ourselves." Bonhoeffer's ideas build on each other to create incredible displays of theological thought the reader can benefit from immediately. The deeper he travels, the more relevant he becomes.