This groundbreaking biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer - one of the greatest heroes of the twentieth century - is a definitive, deeply moving narrative ...Show synopsisThis groundbreaking biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer - one of the greatest heroes of the twentieth century - is a definitive, deeply moving narrative, a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. Bonhoeffer presents a profoundly orthodox Christian theologian whose faith led him to boldly confront this great evil and uncovers never-before-revealed facts, including the story of his passionate romance. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Fhrer and was hanged in a concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century.Hide synopsis
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Because of Eric Metaxas' diligence in research and excellence in writing, this book is on my short list of favorites. Not being a history buff, I didn't expect to eagerly devour this story; I was amazed at the excitement with which I stuck with it from start to finish. Bonhoeffer is now the "person from past or present whom I would most like to meet."
Having spent my childhood fearing the outcome of the 2nd world war, I found this biography fascinating and thrilling to hear about how anti Nazi Germans, and particularly D. Bonhoeffer endured the ravages within their country. I had heard much about Bonhoeffer and had read several of his books, but I had little knowledge of all he had to experience before he was killed. Thank You!
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