This is one of the best audio books I have ever listen to: I couldnt stop listening to it, much to my wifes dismay!
I had never heard of Dietrich Bonhoeffer until I listened recently to a Podcast of "Understanding the Times" The Author Eric Metaxas was discussing his new book. The book was an amazing biography of a very special man who lived in Germany during the early part pf the 20th Century. He saw the 1st World War, The Depression, the Wiemar Republic fall and Hitler National Socialist Party take control of Germany.
The author skillfully weavers Dietrich life into the events of the times in a way that makes you feel like you are truly living there. The depth of Dietrich writings are moving and very rich in spiritual and human feeling. He was a theologian who was not able to keep his faith in the seminary but was moved by an invisible hand to live his life in full view. This deep spiritual passion for the truth that he lived out, caused Dietrich to come to a clear theological reason why he was involved in Hitlers assassination. Which was what caused his eventual martyrdom at the hand of the SS.
One really troubling fact that I saw while listening to this book was the similarities to many of the events leading up to Hitlers power and how the world is today. The worldwide church must not make the same mistake that the German Church made or we are bound to repeat history.
I have now purchased Dietrich other book "Discipleship" which he wrote during the war as I am keen to immerse myself into this rich Christ centered life that was Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
PS: The only reason why I didn't give this book 5 stars is because I felt the author went into a little to much detail about places, locations and personal meetings that did not add to the richness of the Biography.
PSS: "The Cross and the Swastika" Is another book that puts a profound prologue to the end of the war and answers the question, "Did any key Nazi repent" ?
For any one who whats to understand the inner workings of how business and Jewish culture works in the business marketplace in Israel this is the book you must read. Even the Govt of Israel are giving this book out to the business community, VC's and any one interested in start up companies need to read this book. Learn what drives the amazing innovation coming out of Israel today.
This book (written in April 09) is truly an eye opener to anyone who wants to understand the global financial system. Robert talks about topics like the creation of the Federal Reserve and Global Central banks, he discusses a book "The Creature of Jekyll Island" and why the subject of money is not taught in schools, and why some people didnt loose during the recent 2008 financial collapse plus much more. In Section 2 he explains how to prepare for a coming Global Depression and beat the rich elite at their own game. This book is a must for anyone who really wants to be informed and is prepared to swallow red pill!
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