I listened to this book while driving and then on some long walks. While I found the writing a bit uneven and the narration a tad "over the top" at times, I found Bonhoeffer's story truly inspiring. An especially good read for anyone who loves the intersection of history, theology, and faith- driven inspiration.
La biografia appassionante di un uomo eccezionale, che apre una finestra su un aspetto poco discusso di uno dei periodi più tragici della storia dell'umanità, ovvero la resistenza antinazista in Germania. Da leggere.
Chilling similarities of politics in motion back then, and the politics we see forming on the left. At the heart of this story though, Bonhoeffer is the perfect example of what puzzles the world: we can have all things, wealth, education, status, talent, even love, but our hearts long for the Lord our God. The story of Bonhoeffer's life strikes courage into the heart of every believer. It is a must read.
There is a thing as too much backstory, as this book aptly proves. Overall, however, it was a very interesting read, and once I made it through Deitrich: The Teenage Years, presented me with much to think about.
The life, death, and theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer moved me very deeply. Metaxas has a neat way of jumping around yet still telling the story chronologically. I truly felt like I was suffering through Bonhoeffer's ordeal, and yet I was inspired and encouraged by the strength with which he lived out his convictions.
Masterfully researched, recounted, and read. This has given me such great admiration and appreciation for the life and ministry of Bonhoeffer. And great insight into the backdrop of the aristocratic and academic cultural milieu in opposition to Hitler and Nazi Germany. I especially appreciated getting so much of the back story around the assassination attempts of Hitler, including the famous Stauffenberg attempt. I'd had no idea how involved Dietrich and his family had been. Fascinating. He has joined my personal pantheon of heroes.