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Stories for His Glory

Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas February 10, 2021

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 7:18 pm
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The runaway New York Times bestseller, revised and with a new introduction from the author.

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 his blockbuster New York Times bestselling 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. In a deeply moving narrative, Metaxas uses previously unavailable documents?including personal letters, detailed journal entries, and firsthand personal accounts?to reveal dimensions of Bonhoeffer’s life and theology never before seen.

My thoughts:

This is a lot of book, but I found it very interesting. I have heard of Bonhoeffer but didn’t know much about him. The author does a great job of making a bioagraphy read more like a novel. It was very engaging. But it is a loooong book, so there is your forwarning.

Bonhoeffer started off like any one of us, a normal family with struggles but he had a huge impact in the world. What an example for the rest of us. His faith was unshakeable. May we all be as brave as him.

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A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.