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By Markus Baum

The first-ever biography of an uncompromising innovative for Christ whose witness nonetheless reverberates all over the world. Markus Baum, a widespread German journalist, provides Eberhard Arnold (1883-1935) as a task version for modern disaffected younger new release.

Baum's hugely readable account examines the forces that formed Arnold's lifestyles. He recreates a colourful period while hundreds of thousands of younger women and men in Weimar Germany rejected traditional mores and struck out on a unique direction. Arnold, a tender and aspiring author and speaker, performed a widespread position during this ''Youth Movement,'' yet later left the limelight to stay the solutions he had came across, beginning a small neighborhood in accordance with Christ's teachings and instance.

Against the Wind exhibits Arnold's wide-ranging impact on different non secular leaders of his day, his lonely stand opposed to the increase of Nazism, and his carrying on with legacy - the Bruderhof group move - which makes his lifestyles as appropriate this day as ever.

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TakEn at thEir word Before noon on December 1, 1909, Eberhard set foot in the von Hollander home, Dessauer Strasse 8A, for the first time in more than a year. Emmy’s parents received him very kindly, just as if nothing had ever come between them. Eberhard came right to the point. He had passed his examination. Now he requested that Johann Heinrich von Hollander give him Emmy’s papers and honor his promise not to further deter their marriage. After some preliminary hesitation the lawyer opened his strongbox and gave his future son-in-law Emmy’s birth certificate, her certificate of nobility, and her proof of nationality.

On the same day a letter from Emmy to him reports about the first baptism service in the fellowship. Some of the candidates were “rather excited,” she felt. ” June 30: Eberhard drafts what amounts to a list of personal principles: Under all circumstances I shall do the clearly recognized will of God. I shall do nothing except that of which I am convinced after examining it from all sides. I shall embark on nothing that I cannot clearly verify as biblical. As far as my present experiences go, I will search through the New Testament and history quite objectively in connection with the question of baptism.

1:14! My Emmy…” 24 Against the Wind Chapter three “May God give both of us truth in its full­ ness and love in its entirety. Absolute weakness and fullness of power. Deep earnestness and unceasing joy. ” from Eberhard to Emmy, July 20, 1908. 25 lovE lEttErS Little is so well documented as Eberhard and Emmy’s engagement. The couple wrote to each other daily, sometimes more than once. To the credit of the Prussian postal service it must be said that the letters never took more than a day to arrive.

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