Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas

The full title of this great book is, “Bonhoeffer, Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy”. Author Eric Metaxas spares no words in this well written biography of this pivotal figure in the Christian church. Where was the church during the Nazi rule? What should the church and Christians do in the face of sweeping immoral government imposition? How far should our faith go?

These contemporary questions are answered here by the life and times of an extraordinary believer and Biblical scholar. If you go with it, get ready for conviction and commitment, without eiter, you won’t be content with this book or the man, Bonhoeffer.

Extra material includes a quote by Hitler, who said, “You can’t wage war with Salvation Army methods.” I think that’s a compliment. You’ll want to read it in context to get it. I recommend the book and the person, highly.

“Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up. You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith. The suffering won’t last forever. It won’t be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ—eternal and glorious plans they are!—will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word; yes, he does.” 1 Peter 5:8-9 MSG

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