Didn't even get the slightest bit interesting until about chapter 30 something. I think it missed out on so many details that could have really been interesting and telling of the time but instead we got a lot of bible passages.
so glad this saint's story is not lost in the obscurity of history. Metaxas presents the story masterfully. excellent narration as well.
Excellent biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I felt that I got to know the man, his family background, his thoughts, theology, his struggles, and passions. The reader did an outstanding job reading the biography. The book and performance kept me engrossed in it to the very end.
I was initially concerned about enduring over 22 hours of listening to a book but that quickly evaporated once I started. Probably the level of details contained in the book - with innumerous letters and conversations (superb research by Eric Metaxas...) is what probably impressed me the most, making the listening enjoyable and interesting.
Bonhoeffer himself, and that had to be since it is a biography. He seemed to be very wealthy, or at least his family was, certainly well connected in the upper levels of the German society (why not say aristocracy). Nevertheless, he lived his life knowing the Cost of Discipleship.
First time listening Hillgartner and I was very pleased (will look into other books). The long listening was not boring considering I did 2 stretches of 5 hours each in 2 days while driving (that says something...) plus other commute driving days.
The whole story is captivating but his perspective of Christianity in America (the differences between NY and the South) vs. Christianity in Europe was quite interesting.
The only thing I would point out is that the author could not describe the horrors of the war the way it must have been (unless we have a different perspective of the facts - at least the way we know it). Bonhoeffer travelled back and forth throughout Europe (even to US) during periods of extreme turmoil and the impression I had was that it wasn't such a problem to do that.
An inspirational story and picture of history that might surprise you. A Christian's resistance to Hitler
An incredible story paired with Eloquent writing and a wonderful voice actor makes this a moving experience to listen to. Enjoyed it thoroughly, a story of a life everyone should know.
Good story, great narration. I chose this on a whim based on the description for the historical aspects. I did find those aspects to be very interesting, but I also found myself struggling through the sheer volume of theology. I guess I should have been more prepared for that - after all, the man was a theologian!
A different look into the Third Reich and the legacy of a brilliant, humble, selfless servant of Christ. What a difference one life can make. The author was also quite accurate in recalling the circumstances that allowed Hitler to rise to power.