A very difficult listen. Repetitive reaffirmations of sunjects religious beliefs that seemed unending. There is clearly much more to the individual than his dedication to God. Would have been great to have an analysis on the political and not such a heavy weight on reestablishing the religous convictions.
I knew many things of Bonhoeffer and yet I knew nothing of the man. Bonhoeffer was an incredibly complex man with very deep thoughts on God and his relation to man. Yet that is not the entire story and I very much enjoyed this portrait.
The author does a great job of painting a very detailed image of not only Deitrich, but those around him and the dark world in which he lived.
Malcolm Hillgartner did a great job reading this as well. He brought life to the text.
What an interesting and extensive portrayal of Bonhoeffer, while also offering a huge lesson in history simultaneously. It was both informative and engaging, with wonderful voices by Mr. Hillgartner. I'm so glad I listened to it as my pronunciation of the German would've been terrible. I also hope to be a better person because of how Bonhoeffer lived his life.
This is one of the most valuable apps on our phones. My kids get car sick if they read. Books keep them quiet. No fighting!
While I knew how DB's life ended, I found myself hoping I was wrong. What an enormous foot print Mr. Bonhoeffer left not only on Christianity, but our world.
I have a hard time reading/listening to true fiction books. I think this is because my main reason for reading is to learn and not necessarily just for enjoyment, although I do read many historical fiction books. Favorites history/biography books and science/tech info books.
When others from the prison he was in wrote how uplifting and calm he was while most others were in dispair. He knew what he was in for and knew what god had in store for him.
No particular scene, just the bits of the book that show that even though he was a devout Christian and was willing to die for his religion he was a man who loved to play. Whether it was table tennis, soccer or whatever he was also a big kid at times.
If you want to listen to an uplifting christian book that is also a great history book this will certainly do.
This book is without exaggeration the best biography I've ever read. It is also the only book I would claim had changed my life. Eric Metaxis does this biography much better then others I have read since on this great man. I have also read all the works of Dietrich Bonheoffer since reading this bio. Highly recommend this audio book.
I was excited to learn more about the life of Bonhoeffer after hearing him quoted in several speeches. I thought this biography was a good one, although parts covering the inner politics of the Lutheran and Confessing churches were hard to follow (and, frankly, not interesting to me). But I did gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for this humble man, and loyal servant of God.