A Spoke in the Wheel
Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of the heroes of World War II. Not only did he preach God’s word fearlessly, he spoke and actively resisted the evil of the Nazi regime. Discovered to be one of the people behind the plot to assassinate Hitler, he was arrested and eventually martyred.
Today he is remembered for his writings, including his letters from prison and commentaries. This is a gritty, real-life story of perseverance. Dietrich Bonhoeffer is widely known for his challenging call to Christian devotion, The Cost of Discipleship.
Not long before his death he was engaged to be married, and this unfulfilled marriage is one of the bittersweet notes to his story. His faith in Christ and commitment to fully serve Him ultimately led to his death. But he went to his execution with peace, confident that he was serving the Lord who had saved him.
Recommended Reading Level
Read to me: ages 7-9
Read on my own: ages 10-14
About the Author
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.