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Saints and Villains by Denise Giardina
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Feb 03, 09

Read in January, 2006

Denise Giardina introduces the reader to Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He is introduced as a common citizen but, becomes a German hero of the Second World War. The story is riveting. Everything is so easily introduced to the reader that, when the reality of the German situation in WWII comes to light, it seems like a terrible misunderstanding. Giardina is so easy with her prose, so genuine that I sometimes ignored the underlying reality until, like Bonhoeffer, it was too late. I researched Bonhoeffer after reading Saints and Villians and, this man - Bonhoeffer - transends courage. A brilliant book.
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