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October 7, 2010

THE HIDING PLACE by Corrie Ten Boom, 1971

The Hiding PlaceCorrie ten Boom was a woman admired the world over for her courage, her forgiveness, and her memorable faith. In World War II, she and her family risked their lives to help Jews escape the Nazis, and their reward was a trip to Hitler's concentration camps. But she survived and was released--as a result of a clerical error--and now shares the story of how faith triumphs over evil. For thirty-five years Corrie's dramatic life story, full of timeless virtues, has prepared readers to face their own futures with faith, relying on God's love to overcome, heal, and restore. . . . The Hiding Place tells the riveting story of how a middle-aged Dutch watchmaker became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler's death camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the twentieth century. (Amazon product description)

Review by Sara Watkins, Payroll Manager

I usually shy away from wartime, tragic true stories and fiction alike. I love to read, but it’s for escape not for the hard, cold reality. So when my book club decided to read The Hiding Place, a book I had never heard of, I was hesitant. But it was my first time in a book club, and I wanted to participate, so I decided to read it.

The book was real, and powerful.

There was so much more there than just a story of a war torn Europe. The book is about delightful people who were full of love and compassion for all mankind. They were God loving and fearing.

They never thought they would be affected by the war, given that they lived in Holland. They learned so much about hate, but also about forgiveness. They had already learned so much about love. So many words of wisdom for all of us.

Market: Nonfiction
Language: Mild
Sensuality: Mild
Violence: Moderate
Mature Themes: death, concentration camps, prejudice, war, religion 

Book formats:
The Hiding Place (paperback)
The Hiding Place (Hendrickson Classic Biographies) (Hardcover)

To read more about the author go here: Corrie Ten Boom


Heather Moore said...

A book that should be read several times in a lifetime to remind us of the importance of gratitude.

Rosebriars said...

My favorite part is when they thank God for the fleas...I have so much admiration for Corrie and Betsy. I feel like I ought to read it monthly to make me a better person.