The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place Every experience God gives us is the perfect preparation for the future only He can see Corrie ten BoomCorrie ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker who became a heroine of the Resistance a survivor of Hitl

Every experience God gives us is the perfect preparation for the future only He can see Corrie ten BoomCorrie ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker who became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler s concentration camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the twentieth century In World War II she and her family risked their lives to help Jews and Every experience God gives us is the perfect preparation for the future only He can see Corrie ten BoomCorrie ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker who became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler s concentration camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the twentieth century In World War II she and her family risked their lives to help Jews and underground workers escape from the Nazis, and for their work they were tested in the infamous Nazi death camps Only Corrie among her family survived to tell the story of how faith ultimately triumphs over evil.Here is the riveting account of how Corrie and her family were able to save many of God s chosen people For 35 years millions have seen that there is no pit so deep that God s love is not deeper still Now The Hiding Place, repackaged for a new generation of readers, continues to declare that God s love will overcome, heal, and restore A groundbreaking book that shines a clear light on one of the darkest moments of history Philip Yancey, author, The Jesus I Never Knew Ten Boom s classic is even relevant to the present hour than at the time of its writing We need to be inspired afresh by the courage manifested by her family Jack W Hayford, president, International Foursquare Church chancellor, The King s College and Seminary The Hiding Place is a classic that begs revisiting Corrie ten Boom lived the deeper life with God Her gripping story of love i

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The Hiding Place

  1. Corrie ten Boom and her family were Christians who were active in social work in their home town of Haarlem, the Netherlands During the Nazi occupation, they chose to act out their faith through peaceful resistance to the Nazis by active participation in the Dutch underground They were hiding, feeding and transporting Jews and underground members hunted by the Gestapo out of the country It is estimated they were able to save the lives of 800 Jews, in addition to protecting underground workers On Feb 28, 1944, they were betrayed and Corrie and several relatives were arrested The four Jews and two underground workers in the house at the time of the arrest were not located by the Nazis and were extricated by the underground 47 hours after they fled to the tiny hiding place located in Corrie s room The ten Boom family members were separated and transferred to concentration camps Corrie was allowed to stay with her precious sister, Betsy Corrie s father Casper , her sister Betsy and one grandchild Kik perished Corrie was released in December of 1944.These acts of heroism and sacrifice became the foundation for Corrie ten Boom s global writing and speaking career which began after she was released Ten Boom has received numerous awards for her writing and speaking Notably, she was honored by the State of Israel for her work in aid of the Jewish people by being invited to plant a tree in the famous Avenue of the Righteous Gentiles, at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, near Jerusalem She was also knighted by the Queen of the Netherlands in recognition of her work during the war, and a museum in the Dutch city of Haarlem is dedicated to her and her family.

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  1. When I was adding every book I could remember ever reading to my shelves, I automatically slapped three star ratings on all the nonfiction books unless I d disliked them, or they were specially influential for me without thinking much about it I m apt to reserve four or five star ratings for fiction and I m miserly with the five star ones But this was a case where, when I sat down to do the review, I decided to change the rating Corrie s personal narrative of her World War II experiences genuin [...]

  2. Most people have started 2018 with parties and fireworks I ve started it by finishing a five star book I ve read The Hiding Place a few times before but not in recent years With so many Christian friends on , it is the book that I see most often on people s favourite shelf During this re read I was reminded that it deserves to be there.Most of you will know the story Corrie ten Boom and her sister Betsie are the unmarried daughters of Casper, a Christian watchmaker in Holland during the early 19 [...]

  3. Every human being should be required to read this book I guarantee it will change forever the way you look at life The memoir is a true account of Corrie Ten Boom s experiences in German occupied Holland during WWII and afterward in prisons and concentration camps The most amazing thing to me is that she was not Jewish She was a Dutch Christian who freely sacrificed her own life, and the lives of those she loved most, to fight against cruelty and hate I read the book aloud to my husband, taking [...]

  4. If you consider reading this book, be warned When John and Elizabeth Sherrill wrote the memoir of Corrie ten Boom, they clearly had an agenda The first half of the book was okay That s the reason I gave it 2 and not 1 star The second half, set during the war years and Corrie s imprisonment in Ravensbruck, was all about worshipping God and Jesus, praying, miracles and prophecies Even for all the cruelties that happened, there was a higher divine plan At some point, In Ravensbruck, they were thank [...]

  5. By far one of the best and most inspirational books I ve ever read I ve underlined so many parts of this book I first read this with my first book club almost 10 years ago and read it back in October with my current book club still find it absolutely amazing and one I want to read and re read One of my favorite themes of the book is stated by the author on page 31 the experiences of our lives, when we let God use them, become the mysterious and perfect preparation for the work He will give us to [...]

  6. Okay, so the many five stars all around on this here book page were warranted It s a heartbreaking, painful read It s also full of faith, strength, kindness and perseverance I m very glad I gave it a listen The narrator is terrific and emotive and has the ability to draw you into the time and place instead of taking you out of it Corrie ten Boom is a 40 something spinster at peace with her quiet life She is a watchmaker in her father s shop and lives with her older sister and their kind father S [...]

  7. Two stars That s the best I can do on a book that came highly recommended and that I read with relish as I had just been to Amsterdam and surrounding areas, visited the Museum of the Resistance and the old Jewish Synagogue referred to in the book So why two stars I just didn t believe a lot of what I read Here s what I do believe I think Corrie, her sister Betsy, her father and other family members were courageous, passionate, religious, pro active and bold They did what many in Holland did, but [...]

  8. I qualified the recommendation based on age because there are some difficult situations I think, for younger people I have read many, many holocaust books, and this is by far my favorite I wept and wept, not just for the suffering she endured, but mostly for the way in which she and her sister Betsie faced their suffering with such faith For how they looked for opportunities to be selfless in a concentration camp, and how the women there were changed just by their example I wept at my utter fail [...]

  9. I have read this book before many years ago but reading about it here on reminded me how much I had been absorbed and overwhelmed by the courage and utter dedication of this young woman the author and I valued it highly Although Corrie is a deeply commited Christian you don t have be of any particular religion to read and appreciate this book She risked everything including her life during World War II to save as many Jews as possible from the Nazi regime in Holland She and her older sister Bets [...]

  10. This is a profound book, and one that will not leave you unmoved I was even inspired to write a poem before I finished reading it it does contain a few spoilers for those who don t know Corrie s story Victory Songby Melissa M.May 16, 2010Golden glimpses of the sun,Bits of clouds between the bars.Coughing blood, matted hair,Questions, memories, leaving scars.Making friends with tiny ants,Spilling crumbs to bring them out.Crossing days off on the wall,Wondering what this is all about.Planned by Go [...]

  11. This book touched me in a way that few books do It made me want to work to become a better person I was definitely in awe of the unwavering and deeply held faith of this inspiring Dutch Christian family before, during and after WWII They assisted in the Dutch underground movement helping several hundred Jews and others in peril to escape imminent arrest, persecution and execution that would have inevitably come to those they were helping all the while realizing that these activities were likely [...]

  12. What makes this particular book different from other better stories about the Holocaust is that it s from the perspective of a Christian woman who was interned While it s extremely important for us not to forget that one group of people was specifically targeted Jews it s also important for us to realize that this horrible thing went beyond that This horrible thing didn t just affect them those other people oh isn t that sad , what s for dinner but it affected the whole world But non Jews someti [...]

  13. This book had such an impact on me How would I respond if I was faced with such intense trials and persecution Every Christian should read this book, so powerful and encouraging 3

  14. This is the story of Corrie ten Boom, a self described spinster watchmaker who lived with her father and sister and was pushing fifty when she became part of the Dutch Resistance helping to hide Jews from the Nazis Eventually betrayed, she wound up in a Gestapo prison for a few months, then doing forced labor in the Vught Concentration Camp, which harsh as it was, was paradisaical compared to where she next wound up until released, the notorious Ravensbruck Concentration Camp This is her first p [...]

  15. The Hiding Place is a story about how the depths of faith and spirituality can get a person through even the darkest nightmare Corrie ten Boom and her family led the Dutch Underground during the Nazi occupation of Holland, aiding and hiding Jewish people in a secret room in their home above their watchmaker shop Their efforts eventually cost them their freedom and in some cases, their lives Corrie and members of her family are arrested and sent to a concentration camp This is not exactly a new s [...]

  16. If you have not read the book, it is the true account of a Dutch woman in her 50s who sets up an underground Jewish haven during the Nazi rule over Holland I love reading about the Holocaust, but this was the first time I could sense such a chasm between a sweet, elderly, epitome of Christian woman and the cruel hatred of the Nazi camps.Even before the war, the family s charity and service was inspiring During the war, their optimism, stalwartness, and charity was amazing Corrie would trust her [...]

  17. It should be mentioned that this audio version is a retelling of Corrie Ten Boom s memoir, for a modern day audience.Fantastic Inspirational I listened to this on audio book in one sitting.I was mesmerised, I couldn t tear myself away from itI didn t want to.What an amazing story, what amazing courageous women, Corrie Ten Boom shows how faith can carry you through all manner of terrible trials Corrie Ten Boom tells her beautiful life story which includes her family giving shelter to Jewish peopl [...]

  18. And so I discovered that it is not on our forgiveness any than on our goodness that the world s healing hinges, but on His When He tells us to love our enemies, He gives, along with the command, the love itself This book breaks your heart in different ways breaks your heart for the pain people suffered, the raw truth of the war, and for the inexpressible goodness of God, for there is no pit so deep that He is not deeper still Recommended Have tissues handy

  19. The Hiding Place is one of my favorite books Corrie ten Boom was 48 years old when Hitler invaded her hometown in Holland She had spent her life caring for the family home and working in her father s watch shop But at 50 years of age, she became one of the leaders in the underground resistance in Holland For 2 years, she helped many Jews go into hiding Not only did she risk her life for this mission, but she also lived her life for it She spent nearly a year imprisoned in the concentration camps [...]

  20. I received this audiobook from audiobooksync a while ago, but I was hesitant to read it because I am not a religious person.I really shouldn t have though because this is a fantastic true story of humanity and finding the best out of a truly harrowing situation What a story this is to tell someone who was in her 50s when Germany invaded Holland and yet she joined the underground and hid many many Jews before being caught, arrested, and sent to Ravensbr ck.This is a tale of her family, and her fa [...]

  21. The Hiding Place is, next to The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, one of the best and most inspirational true stories I ve ever read about finding the courage and resilience to outsmart the evils of Nazism in one of humanity s darkest hours Corrie was a strong woman and this book gives a lot of insight into what she faced.

  22. Second Reading September 2016First Reading August 2015In a genre that really tests our limits to endure the dehumanization and suffering of others, this text stands out as entirely different WWII Holocaust literature is critically important to the story of Western Civilization and it is essential that we all have a few titles get through us so that we never forget what hate and godlessness can do to entire nations While The Hiding Place has some genuinely tough passages, it is totally unique in [...]

  23. I have read this book twice My daughter Emily has read it at least four times One day when she was about 14 I asked her why she loved this book so much She said, I want a life just like Corrie Ten Boom I said in a searching surprised voice, You want to be sent to a concentration camp She said, No mom, duh, I want to be that kind of person I want to have that kind of faith This is an amazingly inspiring book I think often of the lessons I learned from it Getting the ticket of strength just before [...]

  24. Wow Oh wow What can I say This book was emaculent This was by far the most moving book I ve ever read I m partially embarrassed to say that I cried all through this book for I never cry at books However this one continually brought tears to my eyes and a pain in my heart This book was sad a good sad This is a book that not only told you the pains and terrible predicaments but also showed where they were given strength It showed who never left them even in the darkest of places Who stayed with th [...]

  25. Where to begin when it comes to The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom I sit here at a loss for words because I know that nothing I can say will begin to display the emotions and thoughts swirling around in my mind Ms Boom s story touched a piece of me so deeply, I m afraid that I will never be the same now Seeing what she saw, hearing what she heard, things such as these will forever be with me There are so many things that I have learned when it comes to this story, I would like to state just a f [...]

  26. What a fabulous book This is the kind of book that changes the way that you see the world It s given me so many things to think about.Corrie and several members of her family are imprisoned in several different Nazi camps throughout the end of WWII for helping run the underground operation in Holland The perspective that is offered throughout this book is absolutely incredible I ll share with you just a couple of the things that stood out to me.As a young woman, Corrie is totally and completely [...]

  27. In an abundance of Holocaust literature, and media in general this book takes a step forward and sets itself apart from the rest.Corrie ten Boom narrates the story of WWII Holland How the Dutch thought the war wouldn t come to them, but how quickly it came anyway and how the occupation changed everything She describes her brother bringing home a beaten Jew on the evening of the family watch shop s 100th anniversary.They open their home as the titled Hiding Place.What strikes me is the resolve of [...]

  28. This book is do you say it If not life changing, it at least affects your vision, the way you see things, for ever I was so moved by the sweetness of each story, the love of each family member, the courage of so many It certainly brought perspective to my own life I also admired Corrie for being able to recognize the good things she had in her life and for her abilty to express that in writing I have not read any other hollocaust books on purpose I have a very sensitive spirit and I ve always kn [...]

  29. At the same time and in the same town that Anne Frank and her family were in hiding in the attic, Corrie Ten Boom and her family were hiding Jews and dying in a prison for their actions In my opinion, Corrie ten Boom was possibly one of the most inspirational and wonderfully uplifting women who truly showed her Christian faith in the way of Jesus by sacrificing herself for The Watches in the Closet With humor and humility, Corrie tells of how she and her family joined the Dutch Resistance in Hol [...]

  30. I read this in 2013, but re read it August 2016I avoided reading Corrie ten Boom for years thinking I wouldn t like it, but it was the best book I read in 2011 Whether or not you are religious, or if religious, Christian, what she and her family did to help so many Jewish and non Jewish people during WWII, and then her strength courage after her arrest are inspiring She was a watchmaker highly unusual for a woman back then who had lived a very queit life until she was over 50, and so she s also [...]

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