As Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seduced a country, bullied a continent, and tried to exterminate the Jews of Europe, a small collection of dissidents and saboteurs labored to dismantle the 3rd Reich from the interior. Such a was once Dietrich Bonhoeffer—a pastor and creator. On this New York Occasions best-promoting biography, Eric Metaxas takes each strands of Bonhoeffer’s existence—the theologian and the undercover agent—and attracts them in combination to inform a searing tale of improbable ethical braveness within the face of large evil. Metaxas gifts the fullest accounting of Bonhoeffer’s center-wrenching resolution to depart the secure haven of The united states to go back to Hitler’s Germany, and sheds new mild on Bonhoeffer’s involvement within the well-known Valkyrie plot and in “Operation 7,” the hassle to smuggle Jews into impartial Switzerland. In a deeply transferring narrative, Metaxas makes use of prior to now unavailable files?together with private letters, particular magazine entries, and firsthand private debts?to expose dimensions of Bonhoeffer’s existence and theology by no means earlier than noticed.

“Bonhoeffer is the tale of a existence framed by way of a keenness for fact and a dedication to justice on behalf of folks that face implacable evil.  Contains Readers’ Information  “[A] superbly built biography.”

—Alan Wolfe, The New Republic

 “Metaxas tells Bonhoeffer’s tale with pastime and theological sophistication. . . .”

Wall Boulevard Journal

“[A] weighty, riveting research of the lifetime of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. . . .”

Publishers Weekly

“Metaxas gifts Bonhoeffer as a transparent-headed, deeply convicted Christian who submitted to no person and not anything apart from God and his Phrase.”

Christianity Today

“Metaxas has written a Ebook that provides a brand new size to Global Struggle II, a brand new figuring out of ways evil can grab the soul of a country and a person of religion can confront it. . . .”

—Thomas Fleming, creator, The New Sellers’ War

“Metaxas has created a biography of unusual energy—wise, transferring, neatly researched,vividly written, and wealthy in implication for our personal lives. Or to place it differently: Purchase this Ebook. Learn it. Then Purchase any other replica and provides it to an individual you’re keen on. It’s that just right.”

—Archbishop Charles Chaput, First Things

“A definitive Bonhoeffer biography for the twenty first century.”

Kirkus Reviews

  • 2011 ECPA Ebook of the Year
  • 2011 Canterbury Medal by way of the Becket Fund spotting braveness within the security of spiritual liberty
  • 2011 Christopher Award winner highlighting the facility of religion, braveness, and action

“A definitive Bonhoeffer biography for the twenty first century.”

-Kirkus Reviews