Engaging historical read.
Bonhoeffer- he come's alive in this text.
First hearing of this reader.
Some believe this was written with a conservative evangelical Christian bent. Perhaps it was. Certainly Bonhoeffer's life and time was complex. But Metaxas does what any historian does- he chooses what he believes are salient facts and bases his conclusions on them. I believe Mataxas gives an honest and balanced portrayal of this Lutheran theologian's life.
If more liberal theologians want to write a history of this man, please do. But I believe Mataxas' history is very much WORTH reading. Bonhoeffer's ethics and view of the church in the context of Nazi Germany was insightful. Mataxas gives a clear understanding of the heart of this man. Christ is at his center, with a hope for ecumenical unity in the face of evil. This is what drove Bonhoeffer to resist.
The Wolf would have been better if the sea journals of the seamen and captives been emphasized. There was far too much focus on the nations' (Australia, England, Japan) response to the raider. Focus on people, not governments!
Page's performance was superb. That wasn't the problem.
I was disappointed with how little time was given to the sea action.
Audible does a great job with its book offereings. This one fell short.
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