Dietrich Bonhoeffer

There is a great new biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer which has been written by Eric Metaxas. Bonhoeffer was a seminal figure in German history. He was an outstanding theologian, pastor, spy and martyr. He became an implacable opponent of the Nazis and Hitler in the 1930s and remained so until his death in 1945. He was a member of the German intelligence service (the Abwehr) during World War Two and a member of the Nazi resistance while working there. His activities were discovered by the Gestapo and he was arrested in 1943 (quote) and executed just one month before the end of the war.
Eric Metaxas is a renaissance man of many talents. He was born in New York City but grew up in Danbury and is a 1980 graduate of Danbury High School. He is also an acclaimed children’s author.

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