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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.

Critic Reviews

“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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exceptional!

This book was well worth the time to listen and would or should be required reading for any disciple sitting under the tutalidge of Western Christianity. True faith applied to whole life, amazing!

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Good insight of Life under the Nazi's.

Very detailed, and good concepts of spiritual concepts..
Worth the read. Take your time, many details.

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Inspiring, thought provoking and encouraging

Very well written and narrated. Highly recommended. Thank you Eric for writing such a thoughtful biography.

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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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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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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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amazing

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

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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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Excellent simply excellent

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

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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.