- Series: Radio Theatre
- Audio CD
- Publisher: Tyndale Entertainment; Adapted ed. edition (July 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1589975154
- ISBN-13: 978-1589975156
- Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 0.9 x 4.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 65 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #459,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom (Radio Theatre) Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook, CD
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer, born in 1906, came from a distinguished German family. But from an early age he chose not to follow in his father's academic footsteps but instead to pursue a calling in the ministry. Although disturbed by the treatment of blacks that he had witnessed during his time in seminary in the United States, he was nevertheless convinced that nothing like that could happen in Germany and that the religious leadership should stay out of politics. But shortly after he finished seminary, returned to Germany and entered full-fledged ministry Hitler came to power. Disturbed by the discrimination against Jews that began almost immediately, Bonhoeffer's outspoken criticism of these policies alienated him from the German church that was coming increasingly under Hitler's control. But Dietrich Bonhoeffer refused to silently sit by and watch his beloved Germany descend into madness, and his brave actions eventually cost him the ultimate price.
This is not a happily-ever after story; there are no happy endings here. But this is a powerful, true story about one man's brave stand for righteousness in the face of overpowering evil, even including actual sound clips of Hitler's speeches. Highly recommended.
Another plus: this radio drama also acknowledges Bonhoeffer's love of Black gospel music, a discovery that, among others, also provided him with the spiritual strength to resist Nazism, to mock death.
It's also a good recording for kids to listen with parents because it's in a dialouge format. I suggest they listen with parents so mom and dad can explain about Hitler, etc. and parents can explain why Bonheoffer's courage was so admirable.