BOOK REVIEW: BONHOEFFER - Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Christians and other moralists are sometimes quick to preach comfortable ethics that can be followed with a sense of certainty and righteousness during peace-time.  We do not often get to be so mouthy in the face of unmasked evil.  We rarely see into the world of persecution.

This is the first biography in decades to give us a glimpse into Germany's own Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor and theologian who was hung on Hitler's order, just before the defeat of Nazi Germany.

How did a man of deep faith and conviction move from being a pacifist with a penchant for Gandhi to a double agent working towards the assassination of Adolf Hitler?  He did not rescind his faith, but embraced it all costs with humility and deep conviction.

This is a must read for all champions of social justice, particularly those who feel conflicted by the inaction and naivety of comfortable Christianity.  You will find plenty of inspiration to drive you deeper into becoming a disciplined follower of Jesus Christ.


Book provided courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications.  Available from Thomas Nelson Publishers wherever good books are obtained.