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!!
Very well done! Anyone interested in the man from a historical point of view, or even a basic overview of his theology, would be well-served to read this immediately!
If you question what it means to believe. If faith is a murky enigmatic concept. If Christ comes across as an overhyped caricature to you, if His followers appear to be naive , square company. Listen to this book to discover another perspective. If you are a disciple, rejoice of like me, you aware a relatively new Christian be humbled and inspired to grow and act in Faith.
How shallow are our thoughts in comparison! Incredible what he accomplished in his short time. This is a model of manhood that we should be teaching to our young generation.
The life and death of this man is truly incredible. I was encouraged and challenged the whole way through. I am grateful for the stories of the great men of character and valor that have come before me. I am inspired by this story to live a better life worthy of the calling that God has put on each and every one of us.
Metaxas captures the essence of this remarkable life in this thorough and well written biography. The audio performance is great and I flew through the 24 hours worth of this book with ease and will listen again in the future.
Very thorough and complete story of a great Christian man in World War II Germany! Very good example of how we should live with total dependence and reliance on Christ!