Martin E. Marty

Princeton University Press, 2011 


Theologian and author Marty considers the history of Bonhoeffer's Letters and Papers from Prison, from the beginnings of the book itself to its continuing influence for the remaining 20th century on the theology and social action.


Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Edited by Manfred Weber

Westminster John Knox Press, 1996

This is a small collection of Bonhoeffer's superlative meditations and thoughts on the the Cross of Jesus Christ, on its purpose by God and its meaning for Christians, drawn from various writings.  It is a wonderful book for Lent and Easter as well as for anyone seeking a focus for their own devotion and reflection.

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Edwin Robertson, editor and translator

Zondervan, 1999

While imprisoned by Hitler at Flossenburg in 1945, Bonhoeffer wrote ten poems that speak to his profound faith and fierce willingness to sacrifice for it. These poems are a witness to his life.  Robertson re-creates the setting and reviews the poems for their meaning for the writer, history, and for Christians.


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Edwin Robertson, editor and translator

Zondervan, 2002

This small volume is a collection of various writings of Bonhoeffer on a number of the psalms of the First Testatment.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

HarperCollins, 1954

Originally published by Bonhoeffer in 1939, this book grew out of his experiences in Finkenwalde at the seminary he founded and led until its expulsion by the Nazi government.

Ferdinand Schlingensiepen

Continuum, 2010

The newest Bonhoeffer biography is written by one of the founders of the International Bonhoeffer Society who is also the son of a principal of a Confessing Church seminary in Nazi Germany. 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Eberhard Bethge, editor

The Enlarged Edition

Simon & Schuster, 1997

This expanded collection of Bonhoeffer's letters during his two years' imprisonment by the Nazis stands as a testament to his courage upheld by his faith and the love of his family, his fiancee Maria von Wedemeyer, and his loyal friend and biographer Bethge.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) was a Lutheran pastor and theologian who led the Confessing Church movement in Germany against the Nazi government sanctioned by the state Lutheran church. 

Eberhard Bethge
Fortress Press, 2000

Revised Edition

This is the definitive, detailed biography written by Bonhoeffer's close friend and colleague, expanded from the 1970 edition. Bethge's firsthand account of the Bonhoeffer and the Nazi period in Germany makes for compelling reading.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Simon & Schuster, 1995

 The classic study of what means to be a true disciple called to follow Jesus Christ, written by one of the martyrs of the 20th century.