Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
From the New York Times bestselling author of Amazing Grace, a groundbreaking biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the greatest heroes of the twentieth century, the man who stood up to Hitler. A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the... show more
From the New York Times bestselling author of Amazing Grace, a groundbreaking biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the greatest heroes of the twentieth century, the man who stood up to Hitler. A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. 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 Fuhrer, and was hanged in Flossenberg concentration camp at age 39. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the 20th century. Bonhoeffer presents a profoundly orthodox Christian theologian whose faith led him to boldly confront the greatest evil of the 20th century, and uncovers never-before-revealed facts, including the story of his passionate romance. *2011 ECPA Book of the Year*2011 Canterbury Medal by the Becket Fund recognizing courage in the defense of religious liberty*2011 Christopher Award winner highlighting the power of faith, courage, and action
Publish date: April 20th 2010
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pages no: 608
Edition language: English
In a word: magnificent. From his early beginnings in Berlin to his maturing into a true man of God, this stunning work shows Bonhoeffer's strength to stand and face, head-on, the evil of an emerging Nazi regime led by a relatively unknown foreigner, one Adolf Hitler. In spite of Hitler's persuasion ...
A note in re. my reviewerly shortcomings: Let me preface this by saying that I am about as ill-qualified as one can be when it comes to ecumenical history. The full extent of my knowledge on the Protestant Reformation is that Martin Luther posted 95 theses on the door of a church on October 31, 1517...
We all know history is written and it’s no use wishing for some other outcome when reading a biography or history book. Yet reading this book I felt a terrible suspense. I knew Bonhoeffer was a goner - still I bit my nails, I dreaded, I cried, I hoped, and for a while I even engaged in magical think...
Bonhoeffer - a WWII German Patriot, who stood in the gap for his country against Adolph Hitler and the Third Reich. This chronicles Bonhoeffer's entire life, noting the people and forces around him that influences his thinking and eventually his theology. We follow him through his days as a studen...
An amazing atory about an amazing man. I'm struck by how despite all that was going on around him, Bohnhoeffer could see the right path, and stay on course in the midst of incredible pressure. Well woth the read.