From the New York Times bestselling author of Amazing Grace, 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 Flossenberg concentration camp at age 39. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the 20th century.
Excellent!| Posted October 03, 2013
The first time i heard about Eric Metaxas and this book was on a radio show a while ago. The way Mr. Metaxas talked about Bonhoeffer made me very interested in this book. Being from Germany myself but not growing up in a Christian household , i was curious to find out what a German Christian life was ,especially during Hitler's time. Bonhoeffer is very well written , easy to read and understand and very interesting and captivating book. The way Bonhoeffer lived and what he tried to convey to others remindes me a lot of the Apostle Paul. Paul had such love for God and faith in Him that even while he was stoned and left for dead , he never stopped beliving in God. The same with Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer had a love and faith for God as much as Paul had and even during Bonhoeffer's trials and tribulations , he never lost faith and believed that it was God's plan for him and he was completely submitted to God. Even during his last days - he was the "calm in the storm' for his fellow inmates and he gave them strength they needed even though his days were numbered. I can't help but wonder what would've been if the allies had come in only a few weeks earlier?
Anyways , i'm not really good with words but i think this book is a very good read and it can teach you a few things on your way with God! So go and get it ! :-)