Friday, June 4, 2010

Bonhoeffer

"Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy" is an amazing book. One of the best I have read in a long time. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was killed April 9th 1945 just a month before WWII was over. His story is one of great courage and faith. He choose to stay in Germany and face prison and death even though he could have (and did for a time) escape to America. What I did nto know about his life was how involved he was during the war as a spy (really a double agent) who worked to protect the true church, and a conspirator in the assassination attempt on Hitler. This is a GREAT book - one that must be read!



His last words spoken to his friends before he faced death was, "This is the end….for me the beginning of life."

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