The next book on our list is Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas. After reading his biography on Luther, the group is very excited to read his biography on Bonhoeffer. The description reads:
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 bestselling 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.
In Bonhoeffer, Metaxas presents the fullest account of Bonhoeffer's life, including his:
· heart-wrenching decision to leave the safe haven of America to return to Hitler's Germany
· involvement in the famous Valkyrie plot and in "Operation 7," the effort to smuggle Jews into neutral Switzerland
· lifelong dedication to sharing the tenets of his faith
It is rather long, so start soon!! The date for discussing this book is Wednesday, January 17th, 6:30pm.