From the New York Times bestselling author of Amazing Grace, this is a groundbreaking biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the greatest heroes of the twentieth century, the man who stood up to Hitler. A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism.
After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer and was hanged in Flossenbürg concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century.
Bonhoeffer presents a profoundly orthodox Christian theologian whose faith led him to boldly confront the greatest evil of the twentieth century and uncovers never-before-revealed facts, including the story of his passionate romance.
©2010 Eric Metaxas (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
“In Hitler's Germany, a Lutheran pastor chooses resistance and pays with his life…Eric Metaxas tells Bonhoeffer’s story with passion and theological sophistication.” (Wall Street Journal)
“A passionate narrative voice combines with meticulous research…Insightful and illuminating, this tome makes a powerful contribution to biography, history, and theology.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Metaxas presents a complete, accessible picture of this important figure, whose story is inspiring, instructive, and international in scope.” (Kirkus Reviews)
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!
I would never have read this very lengthy biography if not for Audible. I enjoyed it for the history lesson from a different angle that it was on WW2, and for the very human and deep thinker that he was. I am inspired by it, and would recommend people know who this much admired man was.
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