Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas

- Reason: Heard couple of recommendations and remember impression ‘Cost of Discipleship’ made on me in the late ’70s

- Format: Audiobook – Driving from Pheonix back to Washington State

- Map: Berlin, Germany

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Book Info

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN-10: 1595551387
ISBN-13: 978-1595551382
Started: 01/22/2011
Finished: 01/25/2011
Source: Library - Overdrive Audio

Publisher Synopsis
From the New York Times bestselling author of Amazing Grace, a groundbreaking biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the greatest heroes of the twentieth century, the man who stood up to Hitler.

A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism.

After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double-agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Fuhrer, and was hanged in Flossenberg concentration camp at age 39. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the 20th century.

Bonhoeffer presents a profoundly orthodox Christian theologian whose faith led him to boldly confront the greatest evil of the 20th century, and uncovers never-before-revealed facts, including the story of his passionate romance.



Author Info
ERIC METAXAS is the author of Amazing Grace, Everything You Always Wanted to Know about God (but Were Afraid to Ask), and thirty children's books. He is founder and host of Socrates in the City in New York City, where he lives with his wife and daughter. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Atlantic, Washington Post, and other publications. He has written for VeggieTales and Rabbit Ears Productions, earning three Grammy nominations for Best Children's Recording

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