Not every story of a Christian hero includes a world war, a cruel enemy, secret missions, and even a code for you to break. But Dietrich Bonhoeffer's story does.
In the pages of this unique picture book, Shep the sheepdog narrator shares the powerful tale of how a teacher named Bonhoeffer bravely followed Jesus during a scary time in world history. Hear how Bonhoeffer the teacher broke down racial, religious, gender, and economic barriers to teach others and how Bonhoeffer the spy used clever thinking and crucial codes to defy the Nazis and help the Jews, even when it cost him his life.
Using comforting narration and imagery of a Good Shepherd and a cruel wolf, this book
helps children understand the intersections of faith, perseverance, and suffering in an age-appropriate way. Young readers will see how Christians care for those who are different from themselves and will be inspired, as Bonhoeffer was, to trust God in all circumstances and stand firm in faith.
The book is the first in the By Faith series, which highlights fascinating and faithful Christians in history. The next two books will explore the stories of C.S. Lewis and Lottie Moon.