Children’s Books of the Year | Children’s nonfiction book of the year: One theologian’s struggle to understand God and defeat Hitler
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 2/14/19, 02:18 pm
Few “Christian heroes” attract the admiration of the modern age more than Dietrich Bonhoeffer. His courage in standing up to an obvious evil like Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich, his devotion to his family, and his musical and literary gifts are all virtues anyone, secular or religious, can appreciate. But our nonfiction winner presents a figure few secular readers can grasp: a man smitten by God from an early age. Perhaps the most sensitive treatment of this life can only come from an author or illustrator with similar leanings.