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

I just finished up with Bonhoeffer, I must say what a powerful read this was. You follow Bonhoeffer from early childhood to the day of his death. The details are gripping and at times I had a very hard time putting this book down. I was warmed by the great faith of his mother and amazed by his fathers intellectual stature, you see the true power of a loving family and great friends bound in faith throughout the entire story . You get to follow Bonhoeffer’s Stunning Journey through his decisions as a young man choosing a life in ministry. Bonhoeffer began his theological education in 1923 at the University of Tübingen, then his time abroad in America secured his destiny for fighting for his faith in Jesus Christ on his home front in ways we would think of unconventional to say the least, but he was following what God was directing him to do and not of his own heart. You feel this exceptional man of faith story-line unfold right in front of you, and at times you feel like part of the story. The compassion he had for everyone he met was just a reassuring factor that he truly cared for everyone. Bonhoeffer was sharply opposed to the anti-Semitism of the Nazis , he also wrote an article The Church and the Jewish Question which gained much criticism on his strong Christian views, and later lead to his ties in the ecumenical movement to dethrone Hitler which he paid the ultimate sacrifice. I recommend this read it is sure to delight your sense for adventure and true faith in God.

 

 

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