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Bonhoeffer – Eric Metaxas

A few days ago I finished this wonderful biography of Pastor Bonhoeffer.  Going into reading this book I thought I knew a lot of this man and I believed I knew his story well.  The more I read the more I realized I did not know as much as I thought about him.  I am sure I will reread this book several times and each time learn something I missed before about Pastor Bonhoeffer.

I believe one of the marks of a great book, especially in the genre of biography, is the ability to grip you and draw you into the story.  Eric Metaxas does this beautifully in this work.  I found my heart leaping when reading of Dietrich and Miss Wedemeyer’s growing love.  I felt Dietrich’s frustration with the German church and its capitulation to Hitler.  My heart raced as the Gestapo closed in on him.  And finally, yes I cried when the Nazi’s murdered Pastor Bonhoeffer.  I know this book will grip you in a similar way and pull you into the life and struggle of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, so go buy it or download it on kindle and enjoy it.

 

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