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Many Christians have heard the name Dietrich Bonhoeffer in connection with his two most famous works, The Cost of Discipleship and Life Together, yet the man behind the writing is often unknown. In an attempt to remedy this, biographer Eric Metaxas has provided a comprehensive look into Bonhoeffer’s life in Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy.
The beauty of Bonhoeffer is that we remember him more for his commitment to Christ than for his privileged upbringing, and yet, Metaxas roots Bonhoeffer firmly in the background of tumultuous 20th century Germany; his hero is grounded in a German heritage, a well-educated family, and a German Christian cultural setting. From this, Bonhoeffer’s character and life journey begins to take shape within Metaxas’ lively prose and insightful detail. By the end of the biography, readers will come to understand the intricacies of Bonhoeffer’s life and character.
Metaxas brings the ordinary reader alongside Bonhoeffer in both his triumphs and struggles and encourages the reader of God’s faithfulness to each individual.
A riveting, deeply moving biography of one of the world's greatest contemporary theologians, Bonhoeffer, by Eric Metaxas, is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism.
Bonhoeffer captures the life of a Christian theologian and spy, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. This weighty narrative explores the fascinating events surrounding his role in one of history's darkest eras while uncovering never-before-revealed facts, including the story of his passionate romance.