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Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom

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Value priced! Peabody Award winner! With faith comes a price. What are you willing to pay? That's the question explored in "Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom." Chronicling the life of German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, this provocative Peabody award-winning dramatization shares the story of one man's battle against the evils of Nazism, a decadent culture, and ...more
Audio CD, Abridged, 3 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by Tyndale Entertainment (first published 1998)
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May 05, 2015 Karen rated it it was amazing
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Listened to the audio. It was very powerful. A true story that makes you think about your views on the situation. Allegiance to country or God and the cost of your life. It brought to light the importance of your relationship with Jesus vs relationship with the church. Should the church and government be separate? My kids love this and so did I. I didn't realize that you would hear the sounds of a man hanging on this audio. In light of that I would recommend you know what your kids can handle ...more
Sep 22, 2011 Cory rated it really liked it
A very powerful story. Throughout the book, we follow Bonhoeffer as he discovers who he is and struggles with what he stands for. Is he a German or a Christian first? When his two alliances contradict each other as Hitler takes power, he chooses to fight as a Christian. His character, integrity and intellect are very inspiring.
Sep 13, 2016 Sandra rated it really liked it
Amazing man who was a true hero.
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Apr 07, 2013 Patrick S. rated it really liked it
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This book is not meant to be an all inclusive study on Dietrich Bonhoeffer but it hits the high points. If the purpose of this book was to wet my appetite to get me to study about Bonhoeffer more and fill in the details, then it succeeded. The book does tend to focus more on the theological/Christian aspect of Bonhoeffer's life more which is not a negative against the book. The author does a good job of making you care for Bonhoeffer and at times muddle around in your own mind if the choices he ...more
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Mar 11, 2015 Pat DiGeorge rated it it was amazing
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When I read that this audio tape was about Bonfoeffer, the Lutheran pastor who defied the Nazis I grabbed it. Different than other books I've listened to, it is much more than a reading … it is Radio Theatre by Focus on the Family. There were many different actors, sound effects, music. I was drawn in immediately. The three hour drama was given a 1998 Peabody award for broadcast excellence.

To the end Bonhoeffer struggled with the conflict between loyalty to the country he loved and his faith as
Jul 27, 2015 Jaguar rated it it was amazing
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“Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom” is a Focus on the Family’s Radio Theater audio dramatization of the original book. Each character is played by a different person, and everyone has the accents and all. It was a very good read and I learned a lot about Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He was a man of God, and was willing to give his life to Christ…and in the end, he did. A recommended, worth-while read for everyone.

Feb 01, 2014 Bill rated it it was amazing
Absolutely wonderful. Pastor Bonhoeffer, as well as all the individuals under and affected by Hitler's regime, went through terrifying times. The audio CD provided a great timeline as to how Hitler worked his way to power. The amazing part are the parallels from the days of Hitler and what is going on in our government today. The changes are slow, but extremely similar - and we are allowing them to happen.

A must read by ALL!
May 12, 2015 Lauren rated it liked it
This was a very brief introduction into the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I really enjoyed it, but it was very short. On the plus side, it makes me want to delve more into his full biography and some of his writings and letters.
Feb 21, 2012 Catrina rated it liked it
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It is very sad, but eye opening.
It explains a lot about what went on while Hitler was in control.
Jun 03, 2014 Bethany rated it it was amazing
Stayed up until 3 am to finish it. Really wonderful story I never knew before. It makes me want to read his books!

Wonderful Radio Theater team, too!
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Paul McCusker is the creative content director for Focus on the Family. He has been a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and drama since 1979. His work includes over forty published novels, full-length plays, dramatic sketch collections, and song lyrics. For the Adventures in Odyssey series alone, he has written over 200 half-hour radio episodes, eighteen novels, and two screenplays for the ...more
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