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Bonhoeffer Audiobook

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

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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)

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    Deborah 09-06-16
    Deborah 09-06-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Fascinating and informative"

    Found the history very enlightening. I listened over 3 days in Germany driving around to many of the same cities being described. Surreal.

    It did seem to drag after a highly engaging first half - I didn't care too much for the romantic sections, felt like we were prying into a devoted and respected mans private affairs unnecessarily perhaps. Also the final two chapters were obviously going to be sobering but it felt a bit stretched out for unnecessary drama.

    Powerful story, made me appreciate again freedom, and stiffen my own resolve for making a difference in this life. Well written and professionally narrated.

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    Paul 09-03-16
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    "exceptional!"

    I love this book Palma the reading of it was perfect. one felt like you were actually there as an eyewitness.

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    DENGLAND 08-27-16
    DENGLAND 08-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "wonderful telling of a great story"

    this was a wonderfully dive reading of an amazing story. truly compelling process of sanctification

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    Brett White Utah, USA 08-24-16
    Brett White Utah, USA 08-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "amazing"

    I feel inspired by this book and story. what an amazing man. great in all ways.

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    Drew Smyser OWENS CROSS ROADS, AL, US 08-18-16
    Drew Smyser OWENS CROSS ROADS, AL, US 08-18-16
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    "So good"

    An amazing story and great performance! Hang on and buckle-up for a super long but awesome audiobook

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    Byron 08-17-16
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    "Excellent simply excellent"

    Probably one and f the best biographies I've read in a while. Well done Mr Metaxas.

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    dyanetti 08-09-16
    dyanetti 08-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great historical story of an amazing figure"

    given that the main character dies, and this is a foreknown fact, this was somewhat difficult to finish. but the story is very engaging and interesting overall.

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    Amazon Customer 08-05-16
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    "Amazing!!!"

    Wow. Just wow. This book is riveting and captivating. As one born in 1990, this really brings things into the light about wartime and specifically World War 2. I feel like I understand it all so much better. Also, I'm provoked to consider how I might respond in similar situations.

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    Amazon Customer 07-31-16
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    "A superbly crafted book"

    A superbly crafted book, where the individual stories weaved flawlessly with overarching tale of this great man.

    The narrated read with meaning and life, as enjoyable to listen to as the biography was to learn.

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    Victoria 07-28-16
    Victoria 07-28-16
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    "A Flawed Masterpiece"

    First off, this book was superbly well written and the performance was spectacular (except for the botched pronunciations of German words). That being said, Metaxas created an image of Bonhoeffer that appeals to evangelicals, but is not accurate. I'm sure that Bethke's Biography of Bonhoeffer will give a more accurate picture of who he really was and what he believed. Either way, Bonhoeffer was a hero for working to bring down one of the greatest tyrants this world has ever seen.

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