Here’s a question a friend asked me on Goodreads: what was your favourite book for the last year?
I rummaged through my collection of books read in 2011, sorted them out in good and better, and made a choice. A difficult, but somehow obvious (to me) choice.
Now I know we’re in the last week of April here, but would you rather me tell you this later, or not tell you this at all? Please forgive me and read on.
I can tell when my husband is impressed by a book he’s reading. He reads excerpts to me, discusses ideas from the book at length and gets very passionate about the subject. Bonhoeffer’s biography is one such book, that made quite an impact on him. He even shared some thoughts triggered by the book here. In this blogpost, Igor’s reviewing it for us. Enjoy.
On a cold April morning in 1945 a German Pastor was lead to his execution by soldiers on orders from Hitler himself. An eyewitness later recalled the events of that morning:
Through the half open door in one room of the huts I saw Pastor Bonhoeffer, before taking off his prison grab, kneeling on the floor praying fervently to his God. I was most deeply moved by the way this lovable man prayed, so devout and so certain that God heard his prayer. At the place of execution, he again said a short prayer and then climbed the steps to the gallows, brave and composed. In the almost fifty years that I worked as a doctor, I have hardly ever seen a man die so entirely submissive to the will of God.
This German pastor was Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the subject of Eric Metaxas’ book. If you chose to read it, Bonhoeffer’s biography will take you on an inspiring journey through the life and thoughts of this remarkable man of faith.
In Moldova, we are only celebrating Easter next Sunday. Anticipating that, I would like to share about a book that would make a great Easter read.
What do I label as “great Easter read” you might ask – if a book is focused on and draws our attention towards Jesus, the reason we celebrate Easter – then it qualifies. Like I said, today I’m sharing about one such book.
Anonymous, by Alicia Britt Chole.
This book is best described by a season. In a nutshell, reading this book was like spring. Random, I know.
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