Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Faithful Spy by John Hendrix - ESSENTIAL

The Faithul Spy by John Hendrix, 175 pages.  GRAPHIC NOVEL Amulet Books (Abrams), 2018.  $25.  

Content: Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG.  



Dietrich Bonhoeffer is a German who lived during Adolf Hitler’s rise in the Nazi Party.  Bonhoeffer loved God and felt like Hitler was spreading evil and hate, so Bonhoeffer became a part of the German resistance fighters.  He spread information and tried to help others, but eventually was imprisoned for a long time regardless of the fact that those incarcerating him didn’t have hard evidence.  Dietrich was a good person who swore his allegiance to God and was willing to die for his beliefs.  

I loved this book for so many reasons.  First, the illustrations are powerful with bold bright colors and details that cause the reader to feel what Dietrich is feeling.  Second, the biographical information is succinct and compelling.  Third, I cared for Dietrich and his courageous stand and feel like this book draws attention to the fact that there was a German Resistance.  Great book-everyone should read it.  

C. Peterson 

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