Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy (Thomas Nelson, 2011)

I cannot recall having as much anticipation to read a book as I did for Metaxas’ Bonhoeffer. It may have taken me awhile to get my hands on a copy, but the wait was worth it. The anticipation was not doused as I turned the pages of this masterful biography.

The biography digs into the heart and mind of one of the foremost Christian heroes of the twentieth century. As a German living during the rise and reign of Adolf Hitler, Bonhoeffer sought to apply the Word of God and his theological mind to the crisis of the Third Reich.

Metaxas is well versed with the primary sources and allows his readers to peek into the mind of Bonhoeffer. The reader will come away with an understanding of what it meant to one man to be Christian when confronted with horrific evil.

This is a must read. In fact, if you are going to read one book from the past few years, make it this one.

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