This is a story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a man who grew up in Germany along with his large family. The Bonhoeffers are well to do and are able to afford their children advantages. However, they are a loving family who preach moral values to each other and to practice what the preach.
In his mid-teens, Dietrich is drawn to the seminary as he takes classes to further his knowledge. Loving what he is learning, as he gets older, he becomes a pastor during the time of WWII and Hitler. Being a pastor doesn’t stop him from voicing his opinion on world events that is happening in his own back yard. A fact that does not go unnoticed. He is anti Hitler. But he doesn’t stop there. He joins others to over throw Hitler from power.
When I read the short synopsis for this book I was really excited. It sounded like a good read and as a history buff was anxious to start. However this book was hard to read. The flow was slow as bits and pieces of background and history was sprinkled throughout the book. While some of that I feel was relevant, some could have been left out. I only finished due to the fact I was obligated to.
There were pockets of history that helped me dive into this amazing pastor and which gave me an insight into who he was. The upside is now that I know of this man. I will search other books in hopes of learning more about him.