Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Hiding Place

Oh hooray! "The Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom it is!

This is one of my all-time favorite books. It's actually a biography, not fiction, but it's a superb read that I guarantee will keep you turning pages. I read it often, I think of it often, I refer to it often. A true five-star, life-changer in my opinion. And if you're anything like me, read with a tissue. :) It's that powerful.

Here's one review:
Corrie ten Boom (1892-1983) was a Dutch 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 by hiding them in their home in Haarlem, and their reward was a trip to Hitler's concentration camps. Corrie's father, sister, brother, and nephew died as a result of their imprisonment. 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.


Shelli said...

I loved this book. Sharon gave it to me for Christmas 2008 and I read it over the next couple days. I cried and cried at the compassion and the truth in those pages. Thank goodness for good people everywhere.

Jaclyn said...

Oh darn, I'm sorry I picked one you've already read... At least it's a good one to read over again, huh?