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The first-ever biography of an uncompromising revolutionary for Christ whose witness still reverberates around the world. Markus Baum, a prominent German journalist, presents Eberhard Arnold (1883-1935) as a role model for today's disaffected young generation. Baum's highly readable account examines the forces that shaped Arnold's life. He recreates a colorful era when thousands of young men and women in Weimar Germany rejected conventional mores and struck out on a different path. Arnold, a young and aspiring writer and speaker, played a prominent role in this ''Youth Movement,'' but later left the limelight to live the answers he had found, starting a small community based on Christ's teachings and example. Against the Wind shows Arnold's wide-ranging influence on other spiritual leaders of his day, his lonely stand against the rise of Nazism, and his continuing legacy - the community movement he co-founded - which makes his life as relevant today as ever.