The life of William Busch progressed from a Christian home, through conversion in the middle of the horrors of the First World War, to student life. All of this was against the background of the crushing inflation of the Weimar Republic period. Then followed the Nazi period and this is William Busch’s story in his own words – but more than this, it is a dramatic record of the power and faithful love of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The name of Dietrich Bonhoeffer is very well known as a Christian who stood up to Hitler. But there were others, too, such as Busch, who refused to be silent before the German leader in the face of all that was going on in Germany at that time.
Dr Greg Livingstone says that this book ‘is a deeply moving exemplary account of an ordinary pastor of ordinary Germans, striving to be faithful to their Lord Jesus Christ during Germany’s darkest days’. Here, in the face of great hardship, is an account of a man so in love with Christ and his gospel. As Nigel Faithful observes, it is an encouragement to Christians to ‘make a stand for the truth when under pressure, and can also be given to those yet to discover the Saviour’.