The Faithful Spy

By John Hendrix,

Book cover of The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler

Book description

Adolf Hitler's Nazi party is gaining strength and becoming more menacing every day. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor upset by the complacency of the German church toward the suffering around it, forms a breakaway church to speak out against the established political and religious authorities. When the Nazis outlaw the church,…

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Hendrix tells the incredible story here of how a Lutheran pastor was part of the plot to assassinate Hitler—and almost succeeded.

This is history that's not widely known and the graphic novel format makes it into an accessible adventure story that's actually true. There were many plots to kill Hitler and each failed for different reasons. Yet there were brave people who were willing to keep trying.

Hendricks puts us in Dietrich Bonhoeffer's shoes, while also showing the depth of Nazism's grip on the German public. It took a truly exceptional person to see Hitler for what he was and…

This meaningful graphic YA novel, by talented award-winning illustrator John Hendrix, makes accessible to both youths and adults the history behind Hitler’s rise to power, and reveals how much of Germany allowed for his ascendancy and enabled him. But mostly, it's a touching tribute to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the few high-profile German Upstanders. Learn the history of attempted assassinations and why Bonhoeffer made the ultimate sacrifice.

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