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.
I have the audio and written copy of this book. What a Brave Man and True Disciple of Jesus Christ. A fascinating book by Eric. This is a must read for anyone wanting to know the life of Bonhoeffer. I learned so much from this Bio.
super long. but I still wanted to rewind a lot. good narrarator. the subject matter is fascinating. and the author brought bonhoeffer's writings in to make it more so.
This was a great book about a great man. The thing I liked the most was that it has given me a kick in the pants to speak out for my faith more. There are a lot of parallels from Germany in the 1930's to today, and this book has given me hope that we won't repeat history. That is up to us!!