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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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    Eric Pope 06-17-16
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    The story of Bonoeffer is inspiring to say the very least, and Hillgartner's reading enhanced the story. I couldn't be more pleased with this purchase.

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    jape55 06-16-16
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    "Very Moving, Strikingly Courageous"

    Chilling similarities of politics in motion back then, and the politics we see forming on the left. At the heart of this story though, Bonhoeffer is the perfect example of what puzzles the world: we can have all things, wealth, education, status, talent, even love, but our hearts long for the Lord our God. The story of Bonhoeffer's life strikes courage into the heart of every believer. It is a must read.

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    Amazon Customer 06-15-16
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    "Too Much Detail"

    There is a thing as too much backstory, as this book aptly proves. Overall, however, it was a very interesting read, and once I made it through Deitrich: The Teenage Years, presented me with much to think about.

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    Lisa Lamascus Los Angeles, CA 06-15-16
    Lisa Lamascus Los Angeles, CA 06-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent in every way"

    Bonhoeffer is an excellent example. Books narrator is flawless and easy to listen to.

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    JENNA H. 06-13-16
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    "Inspirational to the point of being life-changing"

    The life, death, and theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer moved me very deeply. Metaxas has a neat way of jumping around yet still telling the story chronologically. I truly felt like I was suffering through Bonhoeffer's ordeal, and yet I was inspired and encouraged by the strength with which he lived out his convictions.

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    Edward Erickson Olympic Peninsula, WA 06-11-16
    Edward Erickson Olympic Peninsula, WA 06-11-16

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    "Masterfully done"

    Masterfully researched, recounted, and read. This has given me such great admiration and appreciation for the life and ministry of Bonhoeffer. And great insight into the backdrop of the aristocratic and academic cultural milieu in opposition to Hitler and Nazi Germany. I especially appreciated getting so much of the back story around the assassination attempts of Hitler, including the famous Stauffenberg attempt. I'd had no idea how involved Dietrich and his family had been. Fascinating. He has joined my personal pantheon of heroes.

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    "Inspiring Example of Faith under severe trial. "

    He stood firm for his faith despite trials. Will surely read some of his works.

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    Jeff 06-10-16
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    "Moving, inspiring, well done."

    This is a great story of a servant of God. It not only informs of Bonhoeffer's life, but gives insight into the rise and horror of Hitler.

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    Karen Concord, NC, United States 06-08-16
    Karen Concord, NC, United States 06-08-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Skipped through most of it"

    Didn't even get the slightest bit interesting until about chapter 30 something. I think it missed out on so many details that could have really been interesting and telling of the time but instead we got a lot of bible passages.

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    Ryan Thien Greenville, SC United States 06-07-16
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    "Outstanding in every sense of the word."

    so glad this saint's story is not lost in the obscurity of history. Metaxas presents the story masterfully. excellent narration as well.

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