Free Book on Dietrich Bonhoeffer!

BonhoefferDietrich Bonhoeffer was among the most interesting, inspiring people you’ll ever read about. Not only was he a theologian, a poet, a secret-service double agent, a musician, and one of the most famous martyrs of the twentieth century—he also played a role in the famous “July 20” plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

And through March 31, you can get Bonhoeffer for Armchair Theologians for free!

The making of a martyr

In the wake of World War I, the Germans were desperate for a strong, proud leader who would guide Germany to economic and social recovery. When the enigmatic Hitler became chancellor and later dictator, much of Germany embraced his ambitious vision. But not everyone was fooled. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a gifted pianist who, despite his aristocratic family’s wishes, became a minister and theologian, was determined to remove the Nazis from power—even if it killed him.

Nothing—not even Hitler’s suffocating grip on civil liberties—could stop Bonhoeffer from preaching the truth. After being banned from openly teaching, Bonhoeffer worked in an underground ministry. After his ministry was discovered and the church became terrified to speak out against Hitler, Bonhoeffer joined the German secret service as a double agent, helping Jews escape Nazi oppression. He even turned down the chance to seek refuge in America, where he was touring as a guest lecturer, writing:

“I have made a mistake in coming to America. I must live through this difficult period in our national history with the Christian people of Germany. I will have no right to participate in the reconstruction of Christian life in Germany after the war if I do not share the trials of this time with my people.”

On April 5, 1943, after returning to Germany, Boenhoeffer was arrested for his resistance efforts. He spent the next year and half incarcerated, and was later moved to Buchenwald. Even while imprisoned, Bonhoeffer continued ministering and developing his theology, much of which is documented in his Letters and Papers from Prison.

On April 9, 1945, one month before Germany surrendered, Bonhoeffer was hanged. A witness said he approached the gallows “brave and composed” and kneeled on the floor “praying fervently to his God.” Even at the precipice of certain death, Bonhoeffer’s faith never wavered.

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Learn more about Bonhoeffer’s extraordinary life and theology with March’s Free Book of the Month: Bonhoeffer for Armchair Theologians, which offers dozens of illustrations and insights into Bonhoeffer’s background and legacy.

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  1. Faith Hope Cherrytea says:

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  2. Ronald Paul Wilson says:

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  3. Steve A. Boyd says:

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  4. Steve A. Boyd says:

    Just continue with the "check-out" process as though you were purchasing the book. You can see the total price is $00.00. There will be no charge for this resource.

  5. Ronald Paul Wilson says:

    Steve A. Boyd it won't let me proceed without typing in a credit card and i don't want to provide a card number for a free item.

  6. I would like the free book please. Just down load it to me. Thank you

  7. Ronald Paul Wilson That is the way they do it. I have never had a problem with Logos…But you will have to make that call.

  8. Just like faith without works is dead; so is your desire for a free book without following the directions :)

  9. Ronald Paul Wilson says:

    Thanks for the help guys, but i consider this to be more of a bug report. There is a bug in the checkout process if a payment method is required to acquire something that is free. I understand that no funds will be taken from my account, but the principle is still broken. It would be as if Christ, though offering salvation as a free gift, still demanded that we first demonstrate the ability to pay on our own before applying that free gift of salvation to us.

  10. I fully understand the directions, :) I don't understand the need to supply personal credit card data for a free offer. Could there be charges for shipping & handling that isn't stated in the beginning offer?

  11. John Owens says:

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  12. Frank Payne says:

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  13. It's no different than other sites where you make frequent purchases. You store your credit card number so that you don't have to do it every time you purchase. With Logos there is a free book every month. You also use it the same way if you purchase a book or set of books.

  14. Jeff Lisa Beard says:

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  15. This is one of the most AMAZING Logos freebies ever!

  16. Augusto says:

    Just to remember to every one that have some difficulties with Logos, it’s not a christian organization, it’s a biblical industry.

  17. I gave them an old VISA gift card number that I got as a Christmas present. It only has, like, 75 cents left on it. LOL Stick it to the man!

  18. Dean Daniels says:

    That is common practice – you don't get something for nothin' – they are getting your credit card number to track other information, other purchases and as a way to get sales pitches to you later. It is worth it to them.

  19. I just added Logos to my computer through my school. but I'm not quite sure how it works. Maybe you can givee some tips.