Amanda Barratt: My Dearest Dietrich



Pel without attempting to dilute it into something weak and popular Their country was being destroyed Not only by battle and bombs but by an all encompassing allegiance to a regime that spread its poison like a toxin through the country s veins Lethal She didn t want any part in it Though she may be forced to continue her national service she d not let the Vogels rule her She d continue to feed Boris tell the little girls bedtime stories about a Lord other than Adolf Hitler She d resist Even in the small ways I don t believe in allowing another to do what I cannot simply to absolve myself of guilt You asked if I would be willing to take up arms and assassinate Adolf Hitler Dietrich swallowed throat suddenly dry I know I would have to resign from any position I held in the church But ja I would Guilt must not be left to others but taken upon ourselves Glimpse into the impact that love had on Dietrich Bonhoeffer s life especially while in Tegel Prison It s clear the author has done extensive research and brings history of that time to life through her words Review to come I m too wrecked and amazed to write one now One of the most impeccably researched books I have ever read in any genre in my reading life As beautiful as it is brave My Dearest Dietrich is an illuminating novel that both exposes the darkness and chases the shadows away This is a multi faceted story of the highest stakes and the deepest loves and Amanda Barratt has proved herself worthy of its telling Beautiful and inspiring Amanda Barratt brings these two historical figures to life in truly lovely prose and the description of life in Nazi Germany is well researched and harrowing highlighting the heartrending choices faced by people of conscience If ou re already familiar with Dietrich Bonhoeffer the novel will illuminate a soft side of this greater than life man And if Matrimonio a la Fuerza (Saga Londres, you aren tou ll want to learn Either way don t miss it This is a powerful novel and I highly recommend it This is a hauntingly beautiful tale the kind that haunts the reader long after the last page has been read It is a poignant love story of two people who become extraordinary during a dark time in history It is a story of faith and how that faith becomes a beacon of light within such darknessAmanda Barrett a new to me author has landed a spot on the top of my author list Her prose is poetic and historical research is impeccable Her skill in weaving the two into a story that will impact the reader is that of a master storyteller BravoA couple of my favorite uotesGod will give us the strength at the time we reuire it Not a minute beforeDeath is not the endIt s the freedom and light and promise Its graceOurs to accept of our own free will Without Christ it is cold and dark and empty but with Himdeath is beautiful He transforms itUltimately it wasn t about him It was about submitting to the will of One greater than himself seeking that will than he sought anything else Valued anything else Even his own lifeI voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from the authorpublisher I was not reuired to write a review All opinions expressed are my own Nein Maria Nothing is ever godforsaken He is in everything In the giving and taking of life In all of our moments even this one It s so hard to find the words to do this book justice It s such a wonderfully beautiful and haunting story of love and loss Amanda Barratt did such a great job telling the love story of Dietrich and Maria Their story came to life right on these pages There was so much going on It s best to read this book slowly so ou can savor each moment This book filled my heart and challenged me I found myself asking if I could stand strong in my faith if it gets tested I definitely recommend this bookI received a complimentary copy from the publisher I was not reuired to write a positive review All opinions expressed are mine alone. Ounters a woman whose intelligence and conviction match his own he's unprepared for how easy it is to give away his heartWith their deep love comes risk and neither Dietrich nor Maria is prepared for just how great that risk soon becomesBased on detailed historical research and including photos from both Maria's and Dietrich's lives this is a true love story at once beautiful and heartrending My Dearest Dietrich sheds new light on a world famous theologian and the woman who changed his life.

Summary My Dearest Dietrich

I Bonhoeffer a balding bachelor of thirty six fell in love Maria von Wedemeyer a beautiful eighteen ear old who could take her pick among any aristocratic Thunder Voice (Sam Keaton: Legends of Laramie young man she fancied Perhaps what made an impression on him was that the first time he met her she was disheveled and mud covered from taking a stand against the neighborhood bully to protect an innocent Maria was a muddy Goethe uoting girl who d swept into the room disordering it and him in a matter of seconds As a man who didn t have a regular income lived with his parents in Berlin and his aunt when in Munich and had written few books preached lots of sermons and now worked daily in a conspiracy that could just as easily get him killed as not Dietrich had little to offer her Yet Maria found herself drawn to him Wise beyond herears she at first believed Though she didn t et love him in the way of a woman on her wedding day she knew beyond anything that she would However through letters and visits to Dietrich while he was in prison their bond grew Maria claimed Is there a limit to how much one heart can miss another If so Dietrich Bonhoeffer I haven t found it Their relationship shows how friendship can grow into love This is a thoroughly researched story of love sacrifice courage family bonds duty romance and above all faith At times gripping at times sweetly romantic it s a great read I ve already started giving hard copies of this book as gifts Can t wait to share this story with my studentsThanks to Amanda Barratt NetGalley and Kregel Publications for giving me the opportunity to read this book uotes I like I admire anyone seeking to defend the defenseless Even if she did go about it in a rather interesting manner Only from a peaceful free healed heart can anything good and right take place A beautiful sentence She wanted to own it for herself to be peaceful free and healed when everything around her was at war constrained and broken We have been silent witnesses of evil deeds we have been drenched by many storms we have learnt the arts of euivocation and pretense experience has made us suspicious of others and kept us from being truthful and open intolerable conflicts have worn us down and even made us cynical Are we still of any use What we shall need is not geniuses or cynics or misanthropes or clever tacticians but plain honest straightforward men There remains for us an experience of incomparable value We have for once learnt to see the great events of world history from below from the perspective of the outcast the suspects the maltreated the powerless the oppressed the reviled in short from the perspective of those who suffer Dietrich Bonhoeffer Fear had imprisoned her And she wanted nothing than to rip off the chains she wouldn t withhold herself from contacting her fianc any longer If danger came to her so be it She was ready for it They all faced danger daily Wasn t it right and good to meet it with those who mattered most She tilted her head to look at him How different he seemed now simply a man walking beside her instead of the great pastor in the pulpit And she no longer the little girl relegated to playing with her brothers and sisters could be free to converse with him on eual terms Tonight had the texture of hope in it brought on perhaps by the presence of this man who seemed to emanate it As if the fragrance in the air and the shades of the sky gave them permission to temporarily forget about all that went on in the world outside Klein Kr ssin There was this church I attended Abyssinian Baptist Church in America is an entirely different experience than here in Germany It was there that I learned perhaps for the very first time what it was to be not just a theologian but an actual Christian Someone who took the gospel out of dusty pages and ancient cathedrals and applied it to day to day life and everyday people while still maintaining the truth of that gos. Fall for a man under constant surveillance by the Gestapo How can she give another piece of her heart to a man so likely to share the same final fate Yet when Dietrich Bonhoeffer an old family friend comes to comfort the von Wedemeyers after their losses she discovers that love isn't always logicalDietrich himself has determined to keep his distance from romantic attachments There is too much work to be done for God and his involvement in the conspiracy is far too important But when he enc.

Oh my goodness this bookFirst of all can I just say how amazing 2019 has been for books that blow me away I mean I read a lot And I d say each ear there are uite a few books I really really likeand maybe 10 or 12 that make me think wow that was even better than expectedand 1 or 2 that I just can t stop talking about for the rest of the Wretched Moments year Thisear I think there s been 3 or 4 already that are in the latter categoryAnd this is one of themMy Dearest Dietrich is gorgeously written and impeccably researched It makes Dietrich Bonhoeffer a man I ve read enough about to admire greatly into a real man rather than just a pretty sweet historical figure And it makes Maria a real and vibrant and lovable person too She s not just part of Bonhoeffer s narrativeshe has her own rich journey This history is vivid and heartbreaking I ll admit I kept putting off reading the ending because I knew enough of Bonhoeffer s story to know where it was goingbut once I got there once I turned the last page I knew the story was far from over in reality and in my own heart I can t possibly recommend this highly enough A poignant and thoughtful masterpiece from Amanda BarrattJust a side note I also really appreciated the author s addendum at the end giving updates on what happened to various characters and letting us know which pieces of the story were fact the majority were and which were author liberties She did a truly outstanding job not just incorporating real events but making those events the story while weaving in just enough fiction to make this truly feel like a novel and a romantic one at that versus well a recapping of history Always remember It is only space that separates usIt takes an extraordinary writer to pen a story whose ending is eternity and whose beginning brings it back to life for all the world to see Dietrich Bonhoeffer who arguably possessed one of the most brilliant theological minds of the last century fought bravely and loved deeply Who knew Through letters written back and forth to his Estimating centrifugal compressor performance young fiance Maria von Wedemeyer we glimpse Bonhoeffer s passionate faith a faith that pervaded his very being and overflowed into his heart What was faith if it was not living fully and completely in all of life its joys and sorrows burdens and blessings I have givenou so little but if my unending love is worth anything then it is Falling Under (Walker Security yours Know that what ever comes it is and always will beours Yes this story is filled with times and places events and circumstances recounts of lives that were snuffed out prematurely at the whim of a diabolical regime but mercifully it paints a picture of loveliness and light in the midst of darkness and inconceivable brutality so that we may proclaim with boldness Auf Wiedersehen our dearest Dietrich and Maria It is only space that separates usI received a copy of this book from the author and publisher The opinions stated above are entirely my own I hold our picture in my hand every night and tell ou lots of things lots of do Lords of the Press you remembers and later ons so many of them that I finally can t help believing that they re only a small step away from the present And then I tellou all the things that can t be put into writing certainly not if other people have to read my letters but things Lifes a Pitch you already know without my writing them down from Maria von Wedemeyer to Dietrich BonhoefferAs a fan of Dietrich Bonhoeffer I applaud Amanda Barratt for making his story available and relatable to all readers through this beautiful historical fiction novel Through her writing Bonhoeffer s admirable ualities his bravery commitment elouence kindness faithfulness shineet we also see him as a man in love hoping for a happy future surrounded by wife and children This makes his willingness to risk his life and personal happiness in order to stand against evil even poignant and powerful If Castle Barebane you re not familiar with the story during WWI. A staggering love illuminating the dark corners of a Nazi prisonRenowned German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer is famous for his resistance to the Nazi regime and for his allegiance to God over government But what few realize is that the lastears of his life also held a love story that rivals any romance novelMaria von Wedemeyer knows the realities of war Her beloved father and brother have both been killed on the battlefield The last thing this spirited oung woman needs is to.

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Librarian Note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this nameECPA best selling author Amanda Barratt fell in love with writing in grade school when she wrote her first story—a spin off of Jane Eyre Now Amanda writes romantic historical fiction penning stories of beauty and brokenness set against the backdrop of bygone eras not so very different from our own She's the