The story about Bonhoeffer is impressive in itself, but the book surprised me by also telling the story of the Germans in the Third Reich: their doubts and their collaboration and the horrors of the Nazi regime that slowly became known.
A small disappointment about this book for me is that although the book speaks of Bonhoeffer as part of "the conspiracy" against Hitler, it does not really make clear what exactly was his role in this conspiracy.
This read has restructured my thoughts on Christianity during this time frame.
It helps show the challenges of defining the church of that time for the individual and how it relates to governments. It helped me understand an unfolding that should come to each of us within the time we are given to occupy our lives within while here on earth. This biography shows the incredible life of one who fell in love with God and truly followed His word. It imprinted in my heart that the choices I make each day will help me follow Christ and obey Him in the small and the great ways He will ask of me.