May 5, 2011
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
Corrie Ten Boom stood naked with her older sister Betsie, watching a concentration camp matron beating a prisoner. “Oh, the poor woman,” Corrie cried. “Yes. May God forgive her,” Betsie replied. And, once again, Corrie realized that it was for the souls of the brutal Nazi guards that her sister prayed.
Both woman had been sent to the camp for helping the Jews. Christ’s Spirit and words were their guide; it was His persecuted people they tried to save—at the risk of their own lives; it was His strength that sustained them through times of profound horror.
Here is a book aglow with the glory of God and the courage of a quiet Christian spinster whose life was transformed by it. A story of Christ’s message and the courage woman who listened and lived to pass it along—with joy and triumph!
The Hiding Place
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Chosen; 35 Anv edition (January 1, 2006)
We have all heard about the atrocities of war, and the story of the Ten Boom family is a stark look at some of the darkest days in history. My husband grew up in Holland, and understandably this type of story hits very close to home. His direct ancestors were caught in the crossfire during WWII, and even though he was born after the war ended, the affects lingered on in his family.
The events described in this book were horrible, but the grace and hope extended to others who were suffering is a true inspiration. Corrie and her sister Betsie had a huge impact on so many people of all races and religions.
If you have never read this story, please give it a try. A classic and unforgettable story that portrays love, loss, and most of all, faith, this is a book that everyone should read at least once.
Disclosure: Purchased Kindle ebook through Amazon for my own reading pleasure.