This biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer depicts the social and political world in which he matured, ministered, and died. Till the Night Be Past gathers many interesting details from the dozen or so books written by his family, friends, and former students in the years immediately following his death at the hands of the Nazis. It is intended as an introduction to the work and world of Bonhoeffer.
In concise chapters, Kleinhans recounts the story of Bonhoeffer's early years, his formative years as a pastor and theologian, and the difficult years immediately before and during World War II. The author paints a sympathetic, yet balanced portrait of Bonhoeffer's work and ministry in easy-to-read language.