Part 1, Prologue and Chapter 1
• The biography of German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, martyred by Adolf Hitler at the end of World War II, draws substantially on Bonhoeffer's own writings.
• The book chronicles the development of his conservative Christian faith, and how a determination to live according to that faith led him into a conspiracy to kill Hitler.
• The book focuses on Bonhoeffer's determination to understand and live God's will, the narrative also explores themes related to the nature and value of loyalty, and the value of friendship.
• Metaxas describes a memorial service was conducted for Bonhoeffer on July 27, 1945, at Holy Trinity Church in London, England.
• Bonhoeffer was executed in the last days of the war.
• Bonhoeffer's parents received confirmation of their son's death by listening to the service on their radio.
• Bonhoeffer and his twin sister Sabine were the sixth and seventh children born to Karl and Paula Bonhoeffer...
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