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Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

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Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile Vs. the Third Reich
by Eric Metaxas

Favorite Quotes (I couldn't pick just one)

?There is no way to peace along the way of safety.  For peace must be dared, it is itself the great venture and can never be safe.  Peace is the opposite of Security

 ?One thing was certain: the evil of Hitler could not be defeated with mere religion.  He longed to see a church that had an intimate connection with Christ and was dedicated to hearing God?s voice and obeying God?s commands??but how could one?.when prayer and meditating on the Scriptures were not even being taught in German seminaries?? p.249

?To see that it was against God?s will to persecute the Jews, one must choose to open one?s eyes.  And then one would face another uncomfortable choice: whether to act as God required.? ?p.279

?May God in his mercy lead us through these times, but above all, may he lead us to himself?? p.485

?The whole world will vilify us now, but I am still totally convinced that we did the right thing. [the assassination attempt on Hitler].  When, in a few hours? time, I go before God to account for what I have done and left undone, I know I will be able to justify in good conscience what I did in the struggle against Hitler. ?None of us can bewail his own death?A human being?s moral integrity begins when he is prepared to sacrifice his life for his convictions.?  p.487


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