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Dietrich Bonhoeffer: In the Midst of Wickedness (Christian Heroes: Then & Now) Paperback – April 1, 2012
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such an example of putting Christ first in all ways; keeping oneself humble. The Holy Spirit certainly was working through Dietrich to educate and administer to not just those around him but through his writings too. I'm looking forward to reading many more of his books.
Lake Oswego, Or
With the rise of Hitler and the Third Reich, Bonhoeffer knew within his heart and soul he had to do something to stop this ever growing evil.
Follow him as he makes his decision as to what he was to do and how he would do it. I personally seen a close resemblance to him and the Apostle Paul by their actions and ministry both in and out of prison.
I'm glad this book was printed under the title of "Christian Heroes, then and now" because Bonhoeffer, without a doubt qualifies as one.
The book was well written and easy to follow. I hope you will take the time to read it.
As a teenager, Dietrich decided he wanted to be a theologian much to his family's surprise. His 18th birthday present was an extended two month trip to Italy with his brother, Klaus. Dietrich loved Rome and this trip changed his life. By the time Dietrich arrived back in Berlin, he had found his life's mission - to investigate the real meaning of the word 'church'.
Klaus, Dietrich's brother, was working beside Albert Einstein and Max Planck so that gives you an idea who was around in this era. Dietrich spent one year as an assistant pastor to a Germany community in Barcelona, Spain. He enjoyed his time there and learned to speak fluent Spanish. From 1930-31 he was in the USA where he was amazed at the racial discrimination. Studying in New York, he also traveled to Washington D.C., Cuba and Mexico.
In this book you will learn how Hitler and the Nazi Party came into control over Germany. It was fast and swift! In the beginning it all sounded good to many but it was not long before the Aryan Paragraph was introduced (April 1934). In July the state run church for German Christians was introduced. Dietrich opposed all this but many ministers were happy with the arrangement! What happened on June 29th, 1934? When was the invasion of Poland?
Dietrich helped start up the Confessing Church. The seminary he taught at and ran was away from Nazi prying eyes for a year enabling Dietrich to help graduate two sets of students. It was not long though before the Gestapo were arresting pastors from the Confessing Church. Joining the resistance was dangerous but Dietrich knew he had to do it. Where was he stationed? What was his job? When was he arrested?
Read this compelling story of a man dedicated to the Lord no matter the cost. For those of you who are not aware, Dietrich's life on this earth ended by a trip to the gallows so if you are reading this aloud to you family, make sure you are prepared for the questions that may arise. This book is well written and I highly recommend it from our family to yours!
Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906 to 1945