Synopses & Reviews
This groundbreaking biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer - one of the greatest heroes of the twentieth century - is a definitive, deeply moving narrative, a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. Bonhoeffer presents a profoundly orthodox Christian theologian whose faith led him to boldly confront this great evil and uncovers never-before-revealed facts, including the story of his passionate romance. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Fhrer and was hanged in a concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century.