My older 2 kids love to read and we were eager to check out the book The Faithful Spy by John Hendrix. One of our favorite websites, Timberdoodle, is offering this great book for $23.50. This book is definitely worth reading and is a true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
As Dietrich Bonhoeffer grows up, he witnesses Hitler and the Nazi’s raise to power. From the start, he didn’t like them. Soon, Hitler controlled almost half of Europe. Bonhoeffer had to do something. So, he joined the Nazis and became part of a group with a plot to kill Hitler.
Soon, the gestapo, Hitler’s secret police, arrested Dietrich for no real reason. He was never a free man again. John Hendrix does a good job making the story come alive.
The author of this book, John Hendrix, teaches that even though something is wrong to do, sometimes that is the only thing to do. He also tells how hate can destroy honor, a country, and a whole world. Hendrix tells the true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Adolf Hitler in a whole different perspective.
This book uses some different symbols to make its point, like a wolf, glasses, and a Roman Cathedral. Even though these were real people, one can still relate to them. A pastor believed to go rogue, a madman with too much power, generals too scared to act, and people who just follow the crowd.
I asked my thirteen year old son son what he thought of this book and here is what he had to say:
I like this book because it is interesting and is an illustrated biography, which means it is full of pictures. There isn’t a thing I don’t like about this book. It is very well done and is fun to read. The pictures are wonderfully done. I recommend this book to anyone interested in World War II or in Hitler. It is a great book and you should read it when you have a chance.
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