Item description for Audio CD-Bonhoeffer: The Cost Of Freedom (Radio Th by Focus on the Family & Paul McCusker...
Overview Peabody Award winner! With faith comes a price. What are you willing to pay? That's the question explored in Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom. Chronicling the life of German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, this provocative Peabody award-winning dramatization shares the story of one man's battle against the evils of Nazism, a decadent culture, and compromising church—something that's not so foreign to society today. Challenging and compelling, it's entertainment with a message!
Publishers Description Peabody Award winner With faith comes a price. What are you willing to pay? That's the question explored in "Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom." Chronicling the life of German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, this provocative Peabody award-winning dramatization shares the story of one man's battle against the evils of Nazism, a decadent culture, and compromising church--something that's not so foreign to society today. Challenging and compelling, it's entertainment with a message
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Producers: Focus on the Family
Format: Audiobook, CD
Studio: Tyndale Entertainment
Running Time: 180.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.11" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.94" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2007
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Series Focus on the Family Radio Theatre
ISBN 1589975154 ISBN13 9781589975156
Reviews - What do customers think about Audio CD-Bonhoeffer: The Cost Of Freedom (Radio Th?
Great stuff!! Feb 5, 2008
This radio theatre production of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer was simply amazing. Though I admire Focus on the Family as a great organization, I have not traditionally thought of them as a bastion of creative energy and artistic excellence. However, the production quality of "Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom" was top-notch. The vocal actors were fantastic (though the French accent of one character seemed to come and go), the script was gripping, the sound effects were perfect, the historical accuracy was stellar in all of the important places, and the story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one that needs to be told. Though it's probably a little intense for young children, I'd recommend this for anyone else. I listened straight through during a recent road trip in my car, and I was disappointed when it ended. I'm glad to have discovered this gem and hope to pass it along to friends!!
Powerful testimony of what your beliefs may cost you! Mar 14, 2007
Loved it. I could listen to these CDs again and again. This is a 3 CD volume of the life and ministry of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, probably most well known for his book The Cost of Discipleship. Bonhoeffer was a German Christian faced with the very difficult decision of his position as a German citizen as well as his calling as a citizen of another Kingdom. Bonhoeffer chose to put Christ first and it cost him his life.
The historical value alone of these CDs is worth the buy -- they do an outstanding job of giving the listener a real feel for what was really happening in Germany at the beginning of the 1900s -- which was the center for almost all world affairs for the first half of the twentieth century! I would highly suggest these CDs to any individual, but especially to those younger students middle school and above who are hungry to not only learn about the tumultuous times in history, but also want to be challenged with how they should live in our current cultural crisis. We have a lot to learn from the life of Bonhoeffer and these CDs are an outstanding way to introduce this man of God to another generation.
another triumph Apr 23, 2006
Recently, especially with their release of the Chronicles of Narnia for Radio Theatre, Focus on the Family has drawn in high praise for the excellence of their productions. The actors, sound effects, scripts, pacing, and scores are all calculated to draw the listener into the world of the story. The Cost of Freedom is no exception to their standard! I bought it for my best friend who is a World War II fanatic and interested in the life of Bonhoeffer, and she was so moved by the recording that she lended it to me saying I HAD to listen. Bonhoeffer's life as it stands alone is compelling enough, but coupled with the imagination that radio theatre encourages, I found it not just enjoyable but overwhelming in its impact. The end left me in tears. Just a warning, it may not be suitable for younger children as the content and the intensity of the story may scare them. But for older children and adults, this is a great opportunity for an engaging and enjoyable journey through one very brave man's life.
A must-have for those interested in Bonhoeffer's life or curious to know about it!