The Inner Life: Inner Land--A Guide Into the Heart of the Gospel, Volume 1




      The Inner Life: Inner Land--A Guide Into the Heart of the Gospel, Volume 1
A trusted guide into the inner realm where our spirits find strength to master life and live for God It is hard to exaggerate the significance of Innerland, either for Eberhard Arnold or his readers It absorbed his energies off and on for most of his adult life from World War I, when he published the first chapter under the title War A Call to Inwardness, to 1935, the last year of his life.Packed in metal boxes and buried at night for safekeeping from the Nazis, who raided the author s study a year before his death and again a year after it , Innerland was not openly critical of Hitler s regime Nevertheless, it attacked the spirits that animated German society its murderous strains of racism and bigotry, its heady nationalistic fervor, its mindless mass hysteria, and its vulgar materialism In this sense Innerland stands as starkly opposed to the zeitgeist of our own day as to that of the author s.At a glance, the focus of Innerland seems to be the cultivation of the spiritual life as an end in itself Nothing could be misleading In fact, to Eberhard Arnold the very thought of encouraging the sort of selfish solitude whereby people seek their own private peace by shutting out the noise and rush of public life around them is anathema He writes in The Inner Life These are times of distress We cannot retreat, willfully blind to the overwhelming urgency of the tasks pressing on society We cannot look for inner detachment in an inner and outer isolationThe only justification for withdrawing into the inner self to escape today s confusing, hectic whirl would be that fruitfulness is enriched by it It is a question of gaining within, through unity with eternal powers, a strength of character ready to be tested in the stream of the world Innerland, then, calls us not to passivity, but to action It invites us to discover the abundance of a life lived for God It opens our eyes to the possibilities of that inner land of the invisible where our spirit can find the roots of its strength and thus enable us to press on to the mastery of life we are called to by God Only there, says Eberhard Arnold, can our life be placed under the illuminating light of the eternal and seen for what it is Only there will we find the clarity of vision we need to win the daily battle that is life, and the inner anchor without which we will lose our moorings. Read The Inner Life: Inner Land--A Guide Into the Heart of the Gospel, Volume 1 – heartforum.co.uk

Eberhard was born in K nigsberg, East Prussia into an academic family He studied theology but, because of his views on infant baptism and his decision to leave the Lutheran church, he was refused his degree He changed majors to philosophy He married Emmy von Hollander and together they dedicated their lives in obedience to God s will This led to the beginning of community in 1920.Eberhard was criticized for his uncompromising faith, which cost him many friends Not wanting to form a separate sect, he always sought out others who felt as he did This led to a year s trip to North America 1930 31 to visit the Hutterites He was accepted as a minister and the Bruderhof became part of the larger Hutterian movement.When Hitler came to power in 1933 Eberhard spoke out clearly, recognizing early on the direction German politics were taking He spent the last years of his life preparing the Brotherhood for possible persecution Returning from a visit to government authorities in October 1933, he slipped and broke his leg a complicated fracture which ultimately led to his death.

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  • Hardcover
  • 112 pages
  • The Inner Life: Inner Land--A Guide Into the Heart of the Gospel, Volume 1
  • Eberhard Arnold
  • 09 April 2017
  • 0874861675

10 thoughts on “ The Inner Life: Inner Land--A Guide Into the Heart of the Gospel, Volume 1

  1. Kim Pollack says:

    When I think of people like Eberhard Arnold and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, I wonder if I would have been brave enough to speak out against the Nazis or if I simply would have run away to somewhere less hostile and turbulent Eberhard Arnold was a German Christian who lived through World War I and saw the gradual influence for evil that Nazism brought on society He also saw the German church give in, rather than resist, the pressure from the Nazis to conform and be led by them rather than to resist an When I think of people like Eberhard Arnold and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, I wonder if I would have been brave enough to speak out against the Nazis or if I simply would have run away to somewhere less hostile and turbulent Eberhard Arnold was a German Christian who lived through World War I and saw the gradual influence for evil that Nazism brought on society He also saw the German church give in, rather than resist, the pressure from the Nazis to conform and be led by them rather than to resist and be led by Christ Inner Life is a helpful book for a seeker or believer someone who wants to understand what it is that Christians believe and ho...

  2. Cristie Underwood says:

    The author s painstaking research and attention to detail is obvious in the writing of this book There were many facts that I only discovered after reading this

  3. Henk-Jan van der Klis says:

    The 1936 Innen Land Ein Wegweiser in die Seele der Bibel und in den Kampf um die Wirkklichkeit by Eberhard Arnold was not only a study into the what and how of the Christian everyday life, but also emphasized the importance to look for God s Kingdom instead of longing for a Third Reich When a copy of the book was sent to Adolf Hitler and his staff, they dismissed the call to repent and took Arnold prison In 1975 the magnum opus of Eberhard Arnold, which was...

  4. Cheryl says:

    Founder of the Bruderhof sect, this is a later version, translated, of Eberhard Arnold s ongoing search for a true inner land of spiritualism A way of living in true community, as if truly God s children, in one home Sharing all in lieu of owning, based on the Sermon on the Mount, they supported their families via their agricultural and publishing business Prominent prior to, til after World War I and still going, in loc...

  5. Debra says:

    I really did not take to this book It seems to me that Mr Arnold took a very long time to say that one must allow the Holy Spirit to have reign in them in order to do the will of God and to live as God intended us to live, in community and in love of they neighbor Mr Arnold however only refers to the Spirit and never the Holy Spirit He never referred to the Holy Trinity nor explained who the Holy Spirit is or why He is necessary for anyone to live a life of or grow in holiness These are I really did not take to this book It seems to me that Mr Arnold took a very long time to say that one must allow the Holy Spirit to have reign in them in order...

  6. Wanda Maynard says:

    THE INNER LIFE, by Eberhard Arnold is a wonderful guide, and delved deep into the gospel In the Preface, as I began reading, in 1920 the Arnolds had moved from Berlin to the village of Sannerz and started an international community, which later came to be known as the Bruderhof Then a little farther i...

  7. Julius says:

    Eberhard Arnold s The Inner Life Inner Land A Guide into the Heart of the Gospel, Volume 1, brings some of the most accessible pastoral wisdom of Arnold into our world At a time when Christian nationalism is again on the rise, Arnold challenges those of us who follow Jesus to remain citizens of the Kingdom of God, with all the distinctiveness of those who walk the way of the cross.Arnold, who remains much less known that Karl Barth or Dietrich Bonhoeffer, served as a pastor in G Eberhard Arnold s The Inner Life Inner Land A Guide into the Heart of the Gospel, Volume 1, brings some of the most accessible pastoral wisdom of Arnold into our world At a time when C...

  8. Connie says:

    3.5 stars Eberhard Arnold s The inner life is a Christian classic, but it is best read slowly and savored There is much to appreciate here, teachings on the divisive callousness of pride, and the importance of spending time in prayer so we may cultivate an inner life that prepares us to live an outer life of love and non violence Written following the First World War yet while anticipating the Second Arnold sent a copy to Hitler , the book is eerily relevant to current world affairs The 3.5 stars Eberhard Arnold s The inner life is a Christian classic, but it is best read slowly and savored There is much to appreciate here, teachings on the divisive callousness of pride, and the importance of spendi...

  9. Darrin Niday says:

    It was a good book, and very interesting, it was written just after WW1 and still relevant today A little slow in spots, but great material

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