I read this book earlier this year, and I still think often of its content. This is an extremely well-written account of the exceptional life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. In an age rife with mediocrity and complacency, Bonhoeffer’s unwillingness to compromise and his commitment to righteousness and to the true gospel stands out like a forest blaze against the the night sky. In the end, his was a commitment that cost him everything (I think that is beyond dispute, no matter how one views the specific decisions that led to Himmler’s execution order). But I think Bonhoeffer would argue that it did not really cost him, for to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Metaxas’ retelling is skillful and interesting. He highlights many important insights from Bonhoeffer’s life and ministry. Bonhoeffer lived in far different times, but there are many parallels to today, and this book will prove helpful to the pastor or layman who wants to run the race without compromise.
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