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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.
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This is an amazing biography of a great man of God! I have been very inspired by listening to this book - it's long, but well worth it. Bonhoeffer reminds us to go back to God's Word and the Cross as the essentials of Christianity. After listening I bought a hardcover to give to my dad-in-law.
the story reads like a historical thriller. What he tried to accomplish was magifigant and his love for the lord showed no bounds. Thoroughly enjoyed the book
Some on the left have attempted to co-opt Bonhoeffer for their own agenda. Metaxas sets all that straight. Bonhoeffer was a true man of God AND the inerrant Scriptures, unusual in his short life of integrity and devotion. The book also provides a sympathetic view of the many in Germany in the years leading up to the war and through the ordeal who rejected Hitler's third Reich. Finally, I... Read more