Voices in the Night: The Prison Poems of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
In the face of the horrors of the Nazi regime, the spirit of Deitrich Bonhoeffer burned its brightest. From his cell in Flossenburg Prison, where he awaited execution for conspiring to assassinate Adolf Hitler, this beloved pastor, theologian, writer, and voice of Christian conscience wrote ten powerful poems, charged with the white-hot emotions and disarming candor of a man who lived and ultimately died by the truth. Voices in the Night is an all-new translation of Bonhoeffer's prison poems. Here are the reflections of one of Christianity's most influential and convicting modern writers, complete with biographical information and a clear, illuminating commentary on each poem. These magnificent writings, written for friends, and for his fiancée Maria von Wedemeyer, reveal Bonhoeffer at his most intimate. Filled with contrasting images -- with forlorn grays and stark black-and-whites set against life's most vivid colors -- Voices in the Night ranges, psalm-like, over the broad spectrum of human experience.
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