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.
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Eric Metaxas was born in New York City and grew up in Danbury, Connecticut. Upon graduation from Yale University in 1984, he was awarded two senior prizes for his undergraduate fiction, and he co-wrote and delivered "The Class History," a satirical address that is a Yale commencement tradition. His books for Tommy Nelson include: The Bible ABC, The Prince of Egypt A to Z, and Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving. Eric lives in New York with his wife, Susanne, and daughter, Annerose.
Visit the author's website at http://www.ericmetaxas.com/
To read Chapter 11: "Nazi Theology" click here.
To read Chapter 22: "The End of Germany" click here.
Dietrich Boenhoeffer was an incredible man of faith, determination and bravery, and he did whatever he could to save lives that were destined for a cruel and unjust death during World War II, simply because of their heritage and beliefs.
This book is filled with a detailed history of Pastor Bonhoeffer from his childhood and right through to his brutal death which was directly ordered by Hitler. His life had a huge impact on thousands if not millions of people. His beliefs and his message of hope changed so many lives, and he willingly gave his own life for a cause that he believed in --- freedom and justice.
When given the opportunity to review this book, I hesitated ... but only for a moment. History is an important part of who we are today, and we can learn such valuable lessons from the past. I sincerely wish that this book would become required reading for all politicians and government leaders, as well as all university and college students.
This is a huge book filled with facts, photos and details that might keep you awake at night, yet it is a story that we all need to hear. Please read this book, and share it with your family and friends. Think about buying a copy for your local government representative, or buy a copy to donate to your local library, or talk about it around the water cooler at your work. This is a story that needs to be talked about!!