Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of the heroes of World War II. From a plot to assassinate Hitler, to eventually being imprisoned and martyred, this is a gritty real-life story of perseverance.
His belief in Christ, and the sacrifice that Christ asked of him, ultimately led to his death but he went to his execution peaceful and confident that he was doing to meet the God who had saved him.
Not long before his death he was engaged to be married, and this unfulfilled marriage is one of the bittersweet notes to his story.
Today he is remembered not only for his work with the German resistance but also for his writings, including his letters from prison and the classic books Life Together and The Cost of Discipleship.
Dayspring MacLeod is an Author and Editor who lives in Scotland. Originally from the States, she first arrived in the United Kingdom just days after the 9/11 attacks. She has considerable experience in writing for the Christian community including a recent biography of a local Scottish missionary.