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Bonhoeffer

Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
$19.99
Format: Paperback

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WHO BETTER TO FACE THE GREATEST EVIL OF THE 20TH CENTURY THAN A HUMBLE MAN OF FAITH?

As Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seduced a nation, bullied a continent, and attempted to exterminate the Jews of Europe, a small number of dissidents and saboteurs worked to dismantle the Third Reich from the inside. One of these was Dietrich Bonhoeffer—a pastor and author. In this New York Times best-selling biography, Eric Metaxas takes both strands of Bonhoeffer’s life—the theologian and the spy—and draws them together to tell a searing story of incredible moral courage in the face of monstrous evil. Metaxas presents the fullest accounting of Bonhoeffer’s heart-wrenching decision to leave the safe haven of America to return to Hitler’s Germany, and sheds new light on Bonhoeffer’s involvement in the famous Valkyrie plot and in “Operation 7,” the effort to smuggle Jews into neutral Switzerland.

"Bonhoeffer is the story of a life framed by a passion for truth and a commitment to justice on behalf of those who face implacable evil.  Includes Readers’ Guide  “[A] beautifully constructed biography.”

—Alan Wolfe, The New Republic

 “Metaxas tells Bonhoeffer’s story with passion and theological sophistication. . . .”

Wall Street Journal

“[A] weighty, riveting analysis of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. . . .”

Publishers Weekly

“Metaxas presents Bonhoeffer as a clear-headed, deeply convicted Christian who submitted to no one and nothing except God and his Word.”

Christianity Today

“Metaxas has written a book that adds a new dimension to World War II, a new understanding of how evil can seize the soul of a nation and a man of faith can confront it. . . .”

—Thomas Fleming, author, The New Dealers’ War

“Metaxas has created a biography of uncommon power—intelligent, moving, well researched,vividly written, and rich in implication for our own lives. Or to put it another way: Buy this book. Read it. Then buy another copy and give it to a person you love. It’s that good.”

—Archbishop Charles Chaput, First Things

"A definitive Bonhoeffer biography for the 21st century."

Kirkus Reviews

  • 2011 ECPA Book of the Year
  • 2011 Canterbury Medal by the Becket Fund recognizing courage in the defense of religious liberty
  • 2011 Christopher Award winner highlighting the power of faith, courage, and action

"A definitive Bonhoeffer biography for the 21st century."

-Kirkus Reviews


Contributor(s) Eric Metaxas
About the Contributor(s) Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas is the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, Bonhoeffer; Amazing Grace; Seven Men; and Miracles. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages. ABC News has called Metaxas a “photogenic, witty ambassador for faith in public life.” He speaks to thousands around the United States and internationally each year. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

ISBN-10 1595552464
ISBN-13 9781595552464
Release Date Aug 30, 2011
Weight (lbs) 1.5500
Height 9.1
Width 6
Length 624
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $19.99
Format Paperback
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by pastorjf
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This work is a revealing look at Bonhoeffer's life. It is thorough, exciting, and actually inspirational. The author really did his research on his life and many details were new to me.
I would recommend this book for anyone who wants to know the heart of someone who gave their life as the result of the cost of following Christ. (Posted on 4/27/12)
Review by Japheth
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The story of Bonhoeffer is the story of a man who lived on the razor's edge of both conspiracy and truth, of subterfuge and boldness. He was truly a prophet in this sense, and his faith had wings as he flew to action in the midst of Nazi Germany's rise and fall. Bonhoeffer's story seems one of destiny, and when one encapsulates this controversial man's life like Metaxas does, it's hard not to feel passion and admiration for Bonhoeffer's patriotism and bravery in the face of such dire evil. The author does a beautiful job in rising above any rhetorical opinions and sticks to the story by seamlessly blending a unique biography with history much like completely fitting together a once incomplete puzzle. From birth to martyrdom, the real-life story of Bonhoeffer is nothing less than riveting. (Posted on 4/26/12)
Review by Dr. Jed
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The book Bonhoeffer biography by Metaxas is a profounding important read for all Biblically alert pastors. Such insights apply as much or more today than in the run up to Hitler's short-lived evil empire. (Posted on 4/26/12)
Review by Tom
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Eric Metaxas does a splendid joib in describing Dietrich Bonhoeffer's life and activities, and well compares to Eberhard Bethge, Bonhoeffer's contemporary. Metaxas, after doing an excellent job in data gathering, writes everything dowen in accurate fashion. It is obvious that he uses all materials diligently and makes Bonhoeffer well known to his readers. Also, he gives good coverage to the way in which the Hitler regime established itself in Germany, thus describing what Bonhoeffer and his associates were up against. Well included are other resistance fighters who also stood up to Hitler and paid the price of their lives for it. The two picture sections are equally well done. (Posted on 4/26/12)

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