Thursday, August 7, 2014

Strange Glory

Recently I have been hearing a lot about Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his life during the time of WWII. When I got a chance to read Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Charles Marsh, I was really excited to learn more about his actions against the Nazis in the 1930s. Dietrich Bonhoeffer lived in Germany and was a Pastor and Theologian who took a stand against Hitler during the height of his power. Ultimately, this led to his execution.

I liked all of the details that this book contained about Bonhoeffer’s life, from childhood all the way through adulthood. There was not too much focus on just one particular part of his life, rather the book seemed to show how each part of his life contributed to the man he became. It was well-written and contained completely new information to me, since I never read anything about Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the past. Since I already enjoy reading historic books, and anything about WWII, this book was not a stretch for me to read. I think it may be a little on the long side for people who don’t typically read biographies.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books as part of a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." 

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