Can you follow God and yet break the very rules that God has laid down for us to live by? How can you serve your country when its leader deals out death and destruction, persecutes the “other,” and seeks his own glory? The Faithful Spy by John Hendrix is a gripping illustrated biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his response as a loyal German Christian to Hitler’s growing campaign of horror.
Young Dietrich was a quiet theologian who only wanted to study God’s Word and serve the church as a pastor. But the rise of Hitler and Nazi Germany confront Dietrich and force him to examine his Christian beliefs and ideals. Bonhoeffer joins the German Resistance to take action against the terrible events he sees about him in his beloved Germany.
In dramatic reds and blues, Hendrix uses striking illustrations and bold graphic design to tell this powerful story of a man of faith, his struggle to discern God’s will for his life, and his daring actions in a time of fear and terror. This graphic biography will introduce the life of Bonhoeffer and the history of the German Resistance to a wide range of readers. Ages 10 and up. (Amulet Books)