My Dearest Dietrich

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long-time book discussion leader

Book or Media Title:

My dearest Dietrich

Author or Producer:

Amanda Barratt

Publisher or Studio:

Kregel Publications

Publication or Release Date:





356 pages


This is a lovely story of well-known German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his young fiancée during the time of their meeting and engagement. If you know the story of Bonhoeffer, you will know he was imprisoned, never to be released and marry Maria Von Wedemeyer. But despite many roadblocks to their love, they remained true during this so very difficult time, trusting in each other and also in their faith and belief in God.

The writing itself is beautiful and the story is very endearing, one you will read and then mull over, considering the many aspects of it.


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Suggested Audience:

Christian fiction fans, historical fictions fans, particularly of World word 2, romance fans

Christian Impact:

Strength and patience in the face of injustice and mistreatment and trust in the Lord through it all

Other Notes:

Includes author’s notes

My Dearest Dietrich: A Novel of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Lost Love

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.


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