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)
Riveting account of Bonhoeffer's life. The narration is excellent. The information timeless and relevant to today.
I enjoyed the narrator very much.
A life well lived! The story of an inspiring Godly man living through one of the worst periods in history, yet faithful to death.
A great book about a great man. Very inspiring very good performance. He is a stalwart of the faith. Worth a second listen to pick up bits you may have missed during the first listening
I knew Bonhoffer to be a great man and deeply devout Christian. This book made him come alive. And it made me ask myself ask myself what I would do in his place.
Very thorough and engaging. Very interesting writing and history of Bonhoeffer's whole life, ministry, attitudes, friendships, inner struggles, and impact. I am changed by it. Must read for all people in the journey of life.
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