Bethge, Eberhard. Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Man of Vision, Man of Courage. New York: Harper & Row, 1970. The definitive biography by Bonhoeffer’s friend and executor of his estate.
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Witness to Jesus Christ. Edited by John W. De Gruchy. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 1991. A compilation of Bonhoeffer’s most important writings in chronological order with a valuable introduction to the development of Bonhoeffer’s thought written by De Gruchy.
Bosanquet, Mary. The Life and Death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. New York: Harper & Row, 1968. Perhaps the clearest and most objective biography. Much information is from Bonhoeffer’s twin sister and from Eberhard Bethge.
Huntemann, Georg. The Other Bonhoeffer: An Evangelical Reassessment of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Translated by Todd Huizinga. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books, 1993. Discusses Bonhoeffer’s contributions to theology.
Marsh, Charles. Reclaiming Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Promise of His Theology. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1994. An evaluation of Bonhoeffer’s writings in the context of modern German philosophy, especially post-Kantian notions of self. A useful examination of the theological interchange between Bonhoeffer and Karl Barth.
Morris, Kenneth Earl. Bonhoeffer’s Ethic of Discipleship: A Study in Social Psychology, Political Thought, and Religion. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1986. A study of faith and politics in the modern world. Morris examines the influence that family played in the determination of Bonhoeffer’s psychological makeup relative to the influence of religion and politics.
Ott, Heinrich. Reality and Faith: The Theological Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Translated by Alex A. Morrison. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1972. An exhaustive study of Bonhoeffer’s theology and its impact.
Rasmussen, Larry. Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Reality and Resistance. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1972. A good summary of how Bonhoeffer’s theology shaped his political ethics and led him into the resistance.
Robertson, Edwin. The Shame and the Sacrifice: The Life and Martyrdom of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. New York: Macmillan, 1988. An excellent evaluation of Bonhoeffer’s influence. It includes some interesting insights into the resistance and those who survived.
Weikart, Richard. The Myth of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Is His Theology Evangelical? San Francisco: International Scholars, 1997. This books tries to debunk the questions surrounding Bonhoeffer’s theology.
Young, Josiah U. No Difference in the Fare: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Problem of Racism. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1998. An examination of Bonhoeffer’s contribution to the theology of race relations. Contains a bibliography and an index.