Bonhoeffer: A Biography by Eric Metaxas

Back of Book:  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.
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.

My Review:  This is a great book about one of the most amazing men who lived during the Third Reich.  Not a lot as been written or said about Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  Dietrich Bonhoeffer became a martyr because of his passion for truth and righteousness!  He visited the U. S. and found the true in living God in a Harlem church (an amazing story in itself).  After returning to Germany, he along with a few others, fought against the atrocities of Hitler.  Dietrich didn't plan his life to be a martyr but by following what he knew to be true and right he followed God's path thus also becoming an unplanned double-agent.  I love to read about WWII not because of the war but because of the great men and women who fought the injustices of Hitler and his trench men.  This book will captivate you and allow you to see the ultimate price that men and women paid so that others could be free.
Thomas Nelson (BookSneeze) sent me a copy of this book to review.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you mentioned this book. When I talk to my son who lives in PA, we usually end up discussing the books we are reading. He told me he was reading The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer and proceeded to tell me about the author. I thought he sounded interesting, but thought no more about it until you posted this reveiw. I e-mailed my son to make sure I had it right about him reading Dietrich Bonhoeffer's book (where he got it from I don't know since it is out of print according to Amazon). I also told him about the review you had posted on the Biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He told me yes he was reading the book by him and that he wanted a biography about him so would look for the book you reviewed. I'll be looking for it too. Since my son has told me about him and you have posted this review, my curiosity is piqued. I also think my husband would like to read it.