Bonhoeffer Abridged, by Eric Metaxas
This detailed biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life is laid out methodically and skillfully by Eric Metaxas. The narrative flows time-wise from the early years of Dietrich’s life and progresses unerringly to Bonhoeffer’s last day on this earth. The chapters in between paint a rich theological and academically full life of Bonhoeffer, a life that seemed set on a collision course with evil. Students of World Wars I and II will appreciate the events portrayed in this book.This book is somber and startling in it’s similarities to today’s world situation. Readers are challenged by Bonhoeffer’s commitment to Christ and the quotes at the beginning of each chapter both enlighten and set a high bar for the reader. This is not a quick read, nor one to sit and enjoy as light entertainment. This is a serious telling of the life of an individual sold out to Jesus Christ and His church. However, having said this, this book is a treasure for the soul. It is like a vitamin and will benefit greatly those who read it.
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