The Resource Bonhoeffer

Bonhoeffer

Label
Bonhoeffer
Title
Bonhoeffer
Statement of responsibility
Eric Metaxas ; foreword by Timothy J. Keller
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Language
eng
Summary
WHO BETTER TO FACE THE GREATEST EVIL OF THE 20TH CENTURY THAN A HUMBLE MAN OF FAITH? As Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seduced a nation, bullied a continent, and attempted to exterminate the Jews of Europe, a small number of dissidents and saboteurs worked to dismantle the Third Reich from the inside. One of these was Dietrich Bonhoeffer—a pastor and author. In this New York Times best-selling biography, Eric Metaxas takes both strands of Bonhoeffer's life—the theologian and the spy—and draws them together to tell a searing story of incredible moral courage in the face of monstrous evil. Metaxas presents the fullest accounting of Bonhoeffer's heart-wrenching decision to leave the safe haven of America to return to Hitler's Germany, and sheds new light on Bonhoeffer's involvement in the famous Valkyrie plot and in "Operation 7," the effort to smuggle Jews into neutral Switzerland. In a deeply moving narrative, Metaxas uses previously unavailable documents?including personal letters, detailed journal entries, and firsthand personal accounts?to reveal dimensions of Bonhoeffer's life and theology never before seen. "Bonhoeffer is the story of a life framed by a passion for truth and a commitment to justice on behalf of those who face implacable evil. Includes Readers' Guide "[A] beautifully constructed biography." —Alan Wolfe, The New Republic "Metaxas tells Bonhoeffer's story with passion and theological sophistication. . . ." —Wall Street Journal "[A] weighty, riveting analysis of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. . . ." —Publishers Weekly "Metaxas presents Bonhoeffer as a clear-headed, deeply convicted Christian who submitted to no one and nothing except God and his Word." —Christianity Today "Metaxas has written a book that adds a new dimension to World War II, a new understanding of how evil can seize the soul of a nation and a man of faith can confront it. . . ." —Thomas Fleming, author, The New Dealers' War "Metaxas has created a biography of uncommon power—intelligent, moving, well researched,vividly written, and rich in implication for our own lives. Or to put it another way: Buy this book. Read it. Then buy another copy and give it to a person you love. It's that good." —Archbishop Charles Chaput, First Things "A definitive Bonhoeffer biography for the 21st century." —Kirkus Reviews 2011 ECPA Book of the Year 2011 Canterbury Medal by the Becket Fund recognizing courage in the defense of religious liberty 2011 Christopher Award winner highlighting the power of faith, courage, and action "A definitive Bonhoeffer biography for the 21st century." -Kirkus Reviews
Summary
Traces the life of the Christian theologian whose faith led him to speak out against Nazism and join in unsuccessful attempts to assassinate Hitler, discussing the personalities and experiences that shaped him and detailing his role in the religious resistance to Nazism
Award
  • ECPA Christian Book Awards, Christian Book of the Year, 2011.
  • ECPA Christian Book Awards, Non-Fiction, 2011.
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356937
Cataloging source
BT
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Metaxas, Eric
Dewey number
200
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1950-
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Keller, Timothy J.
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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pastor, martyr, prophet, spy: a righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich
Label
Bonhoeffer
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781418556341
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Bonhoeffer
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:33ec06e5-c0da-4e2c-a68a-b303e86ee1d4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781418556341
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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