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Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich (Paperback)

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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"


Product Details ISBN-10: 1595552464
ISBN-13: 9781595552464
Published: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Pages: 608
Language: English