I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for a honest review. Strange Glory is by author Charles Marsh. Including index, the book is just over 500 pages. Through this book, Strange Glory, it takes the reader through Marsh’s research and perspective on the life of Bonhoeffer. Truthfully, I didn’t like the book. For me, it involved too much details. There was too much for me to navigate through in this book.
One thing that will certainly impact a reader’s desire to read this book is Bonhoeffer and the topic of same sex attraction. I do not agree with Marsh’s findings or perspective that Bonhoeffer had same sex attraction for a friend. Marsh spends a good deal of the book focuses on that aspect of Bonhoeffer’s life with this friendship. For more on this topic, this article by Huffington Post may be beneficial to you.
I am reminded of David and Jonathan’s relationship. It was a deep-seated friendship. In Scripture, we are told of the importance that we need friends that stick closer than a brother. I think Marsh could have taken a lot more out of nothing, but this is merely my opinion.