Review: Bonhoeffer

Pastor, Prophet, Martyr, Spy. That truly says it all. Out of a host of thousands upon millions of inspirational stories from those who defied Hitler during his reign of terror, comes the biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a man who was a constant student of life, religion and God.

Dietrich came from a family of greats. His father was a world renown psychiatry professor and grandfather a high ranking judiciary official. His mother’s lineage boasted of political activists and theologians. Bonhoeffer’s brothers became lawyers or scientists, yet Dietrich followed the calling in his heart to become a theologian. The profession was not looked upon with respect among the higher-class circles in which the Bonhoeffers resided.

The biography of Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas is an exciting, beautifully detailed work of art that shares the extraordinary life of this man.

Over the years, he traveled to Britain, America, Rome, India and beyond, absorbing the cultures and religions like a sponge. When Hitler assumed power, the Bonhoeffer family treaded carefully, though they were always opposed to him. Bonhoeffer always stood for the rights of the Jews and the church despite the dangerous times.

“If you board the wrong train it is no use running along the corridor in the opposite direction.” –D. Bonhoeffer

Bonhoeffer stuck to his convictions. With the outbreak of World War II, Bonhoeffer would play a pivotal role in the Valkerie plot to assassinate Hitler. He served knowing he faced his own death, but held firm in his cause.

This book is full of action, love and faith and shares an unforgettable story about an unforgettable figure in history.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book through Thomas Nelson’s Booksneeze program. I am not required to give positive reviews – just my honest opinion. And I honestly loved this book!

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