Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: October 07, 2014
Number of Pages: 256
Dimensions: 8.38 × 5.50 (inches)
From the New York Timesbest-selling author, Eric Metaxas, an abridged version of the groundbreakingbiography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the greatest heroes of the twentiethcentury, a man who stood up to Hitler.
A definitive,deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in theface of monstrous evil. As Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seduced a nation, bullieda continent, and attempted to exterminate the Jews of Europe, a young pastornamed Dietrich Bonhoeffer become one of the first to speak out against Hitler.As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer, and he washanged in Flossenberg concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death,Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of thetwentieth century.
Bonhoeffer brings the reader face-to-face with a mandetermined to do the will of God radically, courageously, and joyfully—even tothe point of death. It is the story of a life framed by a passion for truth anda commitment to justice on behalf of those who face implacable evil.
Eric Metaxas is the author of the New York Times bestseller Amazing Grace, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid to Ask), Everything Else You Always Wanted to Know About God, and thirty children’s books. He is founder and host of Socrates in the City in New York City, where he lives with his wife and daughter. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, Washington Post, Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Marks Hill Review, and First Things. He has written for VeggieTales and Rabbit Ears Productions, earning three Grammy nominations for Best Children’s Recording.