By Eric Metaxas
From the New York Times bestselling writer of Amazing Grace, a groundbreaking biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of many maximum heroes of the 20th century, the guy who stood as much as Hitler.
A definitive, deeply relocating narrative, Bonhoeffer is a narrative of ethical braveness within the face of the colossal evil that used to be Nazism.
After researching the hearth of precise religion in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer back to Germany and have become one of many first to talk out opposed to Hitler. As a double-agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Fuhrer, and used to be hanged in Flossenberg focus camp at age 39. on account that his dying, Bonhoeffer has grown to be probably the most interesting, advanced figures of the 20 th century.
Bonhoeffer offers a profoundly orthodox Christian theologian whose religion led him to boldly confront the best evil of the twentieth century, and uncovers never-before-revealed evidence, together with the tale of his passionate romance.
*2011 ECPA ebook of the Year
*2011 Canterbury Medal by means of the Becket Fund spotting braveness within the safety of non secular liberty
*2011 Christopher Award winner highlighting the ability of religion, braveness, and motion
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Tomorrow, the last day, we also plan to make a garland out of oak leaves for Walter’s grave. *** In September Dietrich joined his von Hase cousins in Waldau, about forty miles east of Breslau. Uncle Hans, Paula Bonhoeffer’s brother, was the superintendent of the Liegnitz church district there and lived in a parsonage. Dietrich’s visits formed part of his connection with his mother’s side of the family, for whom being a pastor or theologian was as normal as being a scientist was for the Bonhoeffer side.
The family was not anticlerical—indeed, the children loved to “play” at baptizing each other—but their Christianity was mostly of the homegrown variety. Daily life was filled with Bible reading and hymn singing, all of it led by Frau Bonhoeffer. Her reverence for the Scriptures was such that she read Bible stories to her children from the actual Bible text and not from a children’s retelling. * Paula Bonhoeffer’s faith was most evident in the values that she and her husband taught their children.
Just a few months earlier they had been on the bright verge of victory. What had happened? Many blamed the Communists for sowing seeds of discontent among the troops at a crucial time. This was where the famous Dolchstoss (stab-in-the-back) legend came about. ” Their treachery was far worse than any enemies Germany had faced across the battlefields, and they were the ones who must be punished. This Dolchstoss idea grew after the war, and was especially beloved by the rising National Socialists and their leader, Hitler, who lived to rail against the Communist traitors who had done this.