rebelling against low expectations

AuthorAmanda Barratt

fell in love with writing in grade school when she wrote her first story—a spinoff 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 author of My Dearest Dietrich: A Novel of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Lost Love, and her novel, The White Rose Resists: A Novel of the German Students Who Defied Hitler, releases May 2020. Connect with her on Facebook, and visit her online at amandabarratt.net.

What Dietrich Bonhoeffer Can Teach Us About Isolation and Covid-19

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As I’ve been dealing with social distancing, canceled events, and the overarching fear and uncertainty engulfing our world, I’ve been thinking about Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the final two years of his life, which he spent in prison for suspected political resistance against the Nazi regime. While our circumstances and Bonhoeffer’s are very different, I believe there’s much...

Dear Teen, Refuse to be Silent

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At dawn, on February 27, 1943, the Gestapo rounded up several thousand Jewish citizens in an attempt to clean out the remainder of the Jews still living in Berlin, Germany. Two thousand men were separated from the others and taken to a Jewish welfare center on Rosenstrasse, to be temporarily held before transport to concentration camps. By this time, rumors had trickled in about the fate of those...

rebelling against low expectations

The Rebelution is a teenage rebellion against low expectations—a worldwide campaign to reject apathy, embrace responsibility, and do hard things. Learn More →

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