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Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas
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Overall, I enjoyed this biography. As I read/listened to it, I kept trying to connect it to what I know of Church history and history in general from this time. It was fascinating to learn new things about the Nazi party, such as: they started their own Church: Reichskirke (officially: The German Evangelical Church).

Metaxas shows the many sides of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and does an excellent job of bringing the young pastor's internal and external struggles to the reader. Many people played many roles in the stand against Hitler's Nazi party during those years in Germany; it's interesting to see what role those leaders in the Protestant Church (particularly Lutheran) played.

Bonhoeffer and many of his friends and colleagues were punished and killed for their role in the downfall of the Third Reich.

If you're interested in the Lutheran Church, Church History, History before/during WWII, or the role played by the Church during the Nazi Third Reich, this is an interesting place to begin looking at those various topics/subjects.

As always, you'll just have to read it to discover if you'll like it or not.
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Reading Progress

April 6, 2014 –
4.0% (Audio CD Edition)
April 8, 2014 –
12.0% (Audio CD Edition)
April 9, 2014 –
17.0% (Audio CD Edition)
April 10, 2014 –
26.0% (Audio CD Edition)
April 11, 2014 –
31.0% (Audio CD Edition)
April 12, 2014 –
35.0% (Audio CD Edition)
May 16, 2014 – Started Reading
July 2, 2014 – Finished Reading
July 4, 2014 – Shelved
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: 1940s
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: anti-semitism
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: betrayal
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: christian-history
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: church-history
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: europe
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: genocide
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: holocaust
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: history
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: listened-audiobook
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: religion
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read-again
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: war
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: shoah
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: nazis
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: reviewed

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