#WalkItOut Podcast 66: Amanda Barratt
In the month of May in the year 2000, I was with some friends. We were on a research trip in Europe and stumbled across a concentration camp. I really did not want to go look at that camp. I thought we need to go to a museum or a Mozart search or do something exciting like that! But … we went to the camp and the reality of what had been going on during World War II really hit me. It became real when I saw those tall walls and barbed wire. When I saw the cabins that held the hundreds and hundreds of prisoners. When I saw the ovens where so many lives were lost.
World War II was no longer something I learned about in my history books. Instead, it became so real to me. I think that it is so important that we teach others our history. We do that a lot through non-fiction, but I love when it can be done through fiction. I’m excited that today’s guest, Amanda Barratt, was able to share history in her new novel My Dearest Dietrich.
I pray that you’re going to be blessed by my conversation with Amanda! You can listen above or on iTunes! I’d love it if you shared with your friends!
Links from the show
My Dearest Dietrich
Julie Lessman books
My Heart Belongs in Niagra Falls, NY
Seven Men and the Secret of Their Greatness
The Diary of Anne Frank
Love Letters from Cell 92
The Cost of Discipleship
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
The Hiding Place
Twice Rescued Child
This Week’s Walk It Out Scripture
So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.