Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Eric Metaxas
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 Fuhrer, 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. Bonhoeffer presents a profoundly orthodox Christian theologian whose faith led him to boldly confront the greatest evil of the 20th century, and uncovers never-before-revealed facts, including the story of his passionate romance. *2011 ECPA Book of the Year*2011 Canterbury Medal by the Becket Fund recognizing courage in the defense of religious liberty*2011 Christopher Award winner highlighting the power of faith, courage, and action


Reviewed: 2016-08-17
I thoroughly enjoyed Metaxas' record of Bonhoeffer's life (I listened to the audiobook). My dad recommended that I read it and I'm glad that I did. This book scratched several itches for me:
1. I was able to hear more regarding the World War 2 era, especially the position of the church inside Hitler's Germany.
2. I loved hearing about how a man of God walked with Christ in the midst of all the ups and downs of life. I was able to see a man who walked with Christ and lived in the fullness of that union.
3. I was curious to hear about Bonhoeffer's position on civil disobedience since he participated in the plan to assassinate Hitler.
4. Metaxas' writing allowed for the reader to interact with Bonhoeffer's theology.

Overall, I would highly recommend this biography to all Christians.
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