Bonhoeffer gift book

Seeds
08/17/2010

Bonhoeffer gift book

In 2006, marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the German Lutheran pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Augsburg Fortress released "Wondrously Sheltered," a beautiful, four-color gift book that features intimate theological reflections by Bonhoeffer.

Themes that concern all of us — such as love, happiness, freedom, friendship and peace — are addressed in "Wondrously Sheltered" with selected, easily accessible texts by the great thinker, pastor and resister. Accompanying photographs evoke inspiration and reflection.

"Wondrously Sheltered" makes a great gift, perfect for introducing people to Bonhoeffer's thoughts on faith and life. This is the first English translation of the original edition published by Gütersloher Verlagshaus.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-45) played a central role in the German Confessing Church during the Nazi period and became one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century. He studied in Berlin and at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and wrote several books read widely in German and English.

His theology and personal witness continue to challenge Christians of all denominations.

A member of the German resistance movement, Bonhoeffer traveled extensively while working for the counterintelligence organization known as the Abwehr. He took an active role in the ill-fated plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler and was hanged by the Gestapo on April 9, 1945.

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