The Faithful Spy by John Hendrix

The story of German pastor and Nazi resistor Dietrich Bonhoeffer comes to life in this award-winning graphic novel. A YALSA Nonfiction Excellence in Nonfiction Award Finalist​!

Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party is gaining strength and becoming more menacing every day. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor upset by the complacency of the German church toward the suffering around it, forms a breakaway church to speak out against the established political and religious authorities. When the Nazis outlaw the church, he escapes as a fugitive.

Struggling to reconcile his faith and the teachings of the Bible with the Nazi Party’s evil agenda, Bonhoeffer decides that Hitler must be stopped by any means possible!

In his signature style of interwoven handwritten text and art, John Hendrix tells the true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor who makes the ultimate sacrifice in order to help free the German people from oppression during World War II.

Learn more about The Faithful Spy and John’s other works on his website.

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  • 7th Grade and up
  • Biography, heavily illustrated
  • Classic Comparison: The Hiding Place

A teacher’s guide for The Faithful Spy by New York Times bestselling illustrator and author John Hendrix. A story about the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Christian martyr in World War II.

“Biographies of key figures from WWII are plentiful in kids books, but Hendrix’s captivating account of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer is a standout . . . A poignant, compellingly presented, and timely account of a brave individual who lived his life with true conviction.” —Booklist

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