Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich (Library Edition)
Title: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich (Library Edition)
Author: Eric Metaxas
Traces the life of the Christian theologian whose faith led him to speak out against Nazism and join in unsuccessful attempts to assassinate Hitler, discussing the personalities and experiences that shaped him and detailing his role in the religious resistance to Nazism.
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 Fuhrer, and was hanged in Flossenberg 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 20th century, and uncovers never-before-revealed facts, including the story of his passionate romance.
A New York Times Bestseller, A USA Today Bestseller, 2011 Christian Book of the Year Award, 2011 Christian Book Award – Nonfiction, One of Barnes & Noble’s Top 10 Books of 2010, Winner of the John Pollock Award for Best Christian Biography of the Year, Preaching Today Magazine’s Feeding the Preacher’s Soul Book of the Year Award Winner, One of Relevant One of Kirkus Reviews’, Top 25 Nonfiction Books of 2010