I Am Bonhoeffer: A Credible Life   -     By: Paul Barz
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I Am Bonhoeffer: A Credible Life

Fortress Press / 2008 / Hardcover

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On April 5, 1943, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor and theologian, was arrested in his parents' home and taken to Tegel prison in Berlin. In the isolation and loneliness of his cell, he composed his now-famous poem, "Who Am I?" Now Paul Barz has composed a novel that posits Bonhoeffer looking back from his cell over the fateful trajectory that brought him to prison---and, later, to trial and hanging.

From deep immersion in Bonhoeffer's own papers and the scholarship about him, Barz's narrative imagines Bonhoeffer's looking back to his childhood and family; his education and turn to theology and ministry; his travels to Spain, America, and London; his leadership of the underground seminary at Finkenwalde; his growing opposition to the Third Reich; and his decisive involvement in the conspiracy to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0800662342
ISBN-13: 9780800662349
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Author Bio

Paul Barz, born in 1943, is a freelance journalist living in Hamburg, Germany, whose twenty-five years of work with newspapers and magazines has been augmented by his books on film and history, especially the history of opposition to the Third Reich. I Am Bonhoeffer was first published in German by Gutersloher.

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  1. chas
    Chicago, Il
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    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    a novel with a lot of reality about Bonhoeffer
    January 8, 2014
    chas
    Chicago, Il
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
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    Bonhoeffer led a life that I experienced as I read this novel. From the charmed , silver spoon upbringing to the bitter Hitler years I was able to understand whom Bonhoeffer really was . I also understood his dreams and aspirations . This book captures the essence of Bonhoeffer . I would recommend this book to anyone that has an interest in Bonhoeffer.
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    March 16, 2009
    Bryan, TX
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    This was an excellent work of historical fiction to learn about the life and times of Dietrich Bonhoffer. I would love to see Mr. Barz write a similar work about John Wesley and other great theologians.
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