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.
Eric Metaxas examines Bonhoeffer the theologian and Bonhoeffer the spy and brings us a story of incredible moral courage in the face of monstrous evil. Metaxas describes 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.
Drawing from personal letters, detailed journal entries, and firsthand personal accounts, Metaxas reveals the real Bonhoeffer.
“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.” -Alan Wolfe, The New Republic
“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
*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
*New York Times Besteseller
Donated by Thomas Nelson for our Treasure Hunt.
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich is available from Sacred Place and Amazon