Bonhoeffer – A Unique Story Of Moral Courage

The New York Times #1 bestseller Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, is a biography of the German Lutheran pastor, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, written by the well-known American author Eric Metaxas.

The books from Eric Metaxas are translated into more than twenty different languages. He is an author of three other bestselling books: Amazing Grace, Miracles, and Seven Men. He is also called the “witty ambassador for faith in public life”.

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy is a book in which the author in a original and magnificent manner describes the life of the German pastor and anti-Nazi activist, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. In this book, Eric Metaxas with it’s unique and amazing writing skills presents a clear picture about the pastor’s personality, and tells a story that inspired numerous Christians from all around the world.

Who was Dietrich Bonhoeffer?

Bonhoeffer (1906 – 1945) was a German theologian and one of the founders of the Confessing Church. He is known for his theological writings and his famous book “The Cost of Discipleship”. Beside his famous Christian writings, in the world history this contemporary theologian is remembered as anti-Nazi dissident. He was one of those who had courage to show vocal opposition against Hitler’s dictatorship and the genocidal persecution of the Jew population. As you may guess, Bonhoeffer was imprisoned, taken to a Nazi concentration camp and executed.


Even though in the book Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, a great part is devoted to theological subjects, the main focus is on the life of the German pastor and anti-Nazi dissident. By describing the life and work of Bonhoeffer and his cultural and religious influence, Metaxas gives a clear insight into one of the darkest periods in the history –The Second World War.

Metaxas’s book about the German theologian and spy Bonhoeffer, is a unique story of moral courage. In deeply moving narrative style, with the use of reliable source documents like personal letters, personal accounts and journal entries, the author describes the personality of one brave German theologian who is willing to fight for justice.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the bestseller biography by the US author Eric Metaxas is presented as man with a strong determination to do the will of God. He was fighting for justice for the people who were murdered just because they were other ethnic group. A great book that will show you that even in the darkest periods, there are still people who are brave to say No!

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