We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Bonhoeffer Audiobook

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich

Regular Price:$31.47
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

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.

What the Critics Say

“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)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (3062 )
5 star
 (2056)
4 star
 (637)
3 star
 (245)
2 star
 (75)
1 star
 (49)
Overall
4.6 (2409 )
5 star
 (1772)
4 star
 (423)
3 star
 (131)
2 star
 (51)
1 star
 (32)
Story
4.6 (2377 )
5 star
 (1633)
4 star
 (528)
3 star
 (148)
2 star
 (41)
1 star
 (27)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Robby Bolden 09-01-15 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Must Read!"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amy Keeler 08-29-15
    Amy Keeler 08-29-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I hate to read."

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lance 08-21-15
    Lance 08-21-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great book! Very inspirational!"

    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!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    M. Bacon Connecticut, USA 07-28-15
    M. Bacon Connecticut, USA 07-28-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Well-written, respectful"

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    COJoebro Olympia, WA 07-25-15
    COJoebro Olympia, WA 07-25-15 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    24
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A Powerful Story Not to be Missed"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Texadian 07-16-15
    Texadian 07-16-15 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "What an inspiring man!"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Chris 07-08-15
    Chris 07-08-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Amazing story/well read"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Chad R. Lewis Louisville, KY USA 07-08-15
    Chad R. Lewis Louisville, KY USA 07-08-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "One of the best biographies I've heard"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    robert 07-06-15
    robert 07-06-15 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    27
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    49
    39
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Awe inspiring story of a great Christian martyr"

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nikki barrington, NH, United States 07-04-15
    Nikki barrington, NH, United States 07-04-15 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "wonderful history, inspiring man"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.