Review of Strange Glory by Charles Marsh

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I've always been intrigued by the story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He was a German pastor who opposed the cruelty of the Nazis during World War 2. He spoke out against the churches that just went along with them. Because of his stance he was constantly ostracized and he was eventually imprisoned and executed for conspiracy against Hitler.


This story of Bonhoeffer's life- Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer - written by Charles Marsh, is a very detailed, very complete recounting. With excellent documentation and careful research, Marsh has written a very complete accounting of Bonhoeffer's life.

Although I've read other books about Bonhoeffer, this was one of the most detailed and descriptive. Marsh doesn't romanticize Bonhoeffer but portrays him carefully and gives us as readers insight into his determination to stand against the prevailing thought of the German church during the war.

For more information, I found an interesting interview with Charles Marsh about the book here.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are entirely my own, and I was not compensated in any other way.


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