A superbly crafted book, where the individual stories weaved flawlessly with overarching tale of this great man.
The narrated read with meaning and life, as enjoyable to listen to as the biography was to learn.
First off, this book was superbly well written and the performance was spectacular (except for the botched pronunciations of German words). That being said, Metaxas created an image of Bonhoeffer that appeals to evangelicals, but is not accurate. I'm sure that Bethke's Biography of Bonhoeffer will give a more accurate picture of who he really was and what he believed. Either way, Bonhoeffer was a hero for working to bring down one of the greatest tyrants this world has ever seen.
Perhaps a nonthinking person who knows nothing of history, and doesn't care about facts.
Excellent! The narrator did a fine jab and the book was very nicely produced.
Everything between the first and last page.
It is difficult to understand how this book gained any popularity. Poorly written, (being an hodge-podge of facts and fiction), the book portrays a terribly confused man. If the biographer is to be believed, Herr Bonhoeffer esteemed ecumenism, but railed against it unless it was his kind of ecumenism; he adored the bible, but rejected it’s foundational teachings, he glorified Christ, but rejected The Church Christ established for his glory; Herr Bonhoeffer extolled orthodoxy, and so, as an heretic, he invented a new religion.
Neither an original thinker, visionary, prophet nor defender of Christianity, Herr Bonhoeffer emerges as a mediocre sophist drowning in a swirl of self-centered modernist theology devoid of the very principles the biographer seems to believe were the foundation of his life.
The author’s inability to catch the plethora of his own contradictions and fictitious statements indicates the author’s intent was to invent a myth about a rather ordinary, muddled, and confused man who, like millions of other decent humans, hated the Nazis. I think the inspiration of the myth of Bonhoeffer was probably the life of Father Hugh O’Flaherty as described in Brian Fleming’s book “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” however, neither the real life of Bonoeffer nor the ability of the author re-tell it merit public acclaim.
Although the narrator did a fine job, and the production is of very high quality, the product stands as proof that one really cannot put lipstick on a pig.