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The late John Stott used Dietrich Bonhoeffer as an example of a Christian who was “faithful unto death” in his very last book, The Radical Disciple: Some Neglected Aspects of Our Calling. Stott wrote in his chapter on death…

Bonhoeffer was imprisoned in the Flossenburg concentration camp. On Sunday, April 8, 1945, he led a short service of worship. He had hardly finished his last prayer when the door opened and two men in civilian clothes came in and said: “Prisoner Bonhoeffer, get ready to come with us.” Those words, “come with us” had come for all prisoners to mean one thing only–the scaffold. “This is the end,” he said, “for me the beginning of life” (p. 127)

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