The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place

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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.

After the war, Corrie ten Boom returned to the Netherlands to set up rehabilitation centers. She returned to Germany in 1946, and many years of itinerant teaching in over sixty countries followed, during which time she wrote many books. In 1967, Corrie ten Boom was honored as one of the Righteous Among the Nations by the State of Israel. "The Hiding Place" (1971) was made into a film in 1975."

Publisher: Peabody, Mass. : Hendrickson Publishers, 2009
Edition: First Hendrickson edition
ISBN: 9781598563399
1598563394
Branch Call Number: 940.5318 Te
Characteristics: xi, 269 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Sherrill, John L.
Sherrill, Elizabeth

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CRRL_VirginiaJohnson Jun 08, 2017

Somehow, Dutch resistance worker Corrie made it through the Holocaust without being overcome by hate. Learn how. A classic autobiography.

Hiding Jews in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam led Corrie Ten Boom, her sister Betsie, and other family members to be imprisoned and later sent to concentration camps. Miss Ten Boom tells the story of how she and her sister lived out their Christian convictions despite the difficulties and horrors of th... Read More »

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 con... Read More »


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cmfrakes
Aug 02, 2017

Such a great read. Sometimes, when I feel grumpy about my circumstances, I remember the positivity the author's sister maintained in the camp. It turns my focus back on God and what He may be doing in those circumstances.

CRRL_VirginiaJohnson Jun 08, 2017

Somehow, Dutch resistance worker Corrie made it through the Holocaust without being overcome by hate. Learn how. A classic autobiography.

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vita2748
Jun 15, 2016

A riveting tale of one family's triumph through Christ over the evil surrounding them. A wonderful read.

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QuiGonJinn
May 10, 2016

This book is such a nail-biter, I had to get a pencil after the first few chapters because I had no nails left to bite! This book is truly a must-read for every Christian, and I believe that even non-Christians will find it an inspiring and intriguing story. What I really appreciated about it was that, unlike so many other books from this period, it focuses not on the horrors of the prison camps, but on the fact that He is present, even in the darkest, cruelest places, and that His people are able to find and spread His love and peace no matter what is being done to them. If you like intense, Christian books, "The Hiding Place" is the book for you!

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jenibob
Nov 10, 2015

I found this book to be a very interesting yet intense account of repulsive events. The book is written from Corrie’s viewpoint. She uses such great illustration that I felt I was there and standing next to her – in her watchmaking shop, dining room, and barrack. It seemed like the book was slow moving at first. The author gives a lot of detail about the Ten Boom’s watchmaking shop and characters that we only see for the first few chapters of the book. I felt like a lot of this could have been edited out since the heart of the story is Corrie’s faith-driven effort to save others. Overall though, I thought this book was well written as it captivated my attention and my heart for the characters – all the way to the end. I really enjoyed learning a history lesson through the eyes of someone who lived through it. This book made me to want to be more self-less and to help others in need. It also gave me compassion for those who lived through the Holocaust.

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jbutkovic
Oct 08, 2015

I read this over two decades ago and I still remember some of the things described.

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alicat1
Jul 28, 2015

Corrie risked it all to serve God and others; a great read!

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Love_Legolas_111
Jun 30, 2015

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What a story completely filled to the brim with God's providence and care amidst one of the deepest, darkest times in modern history! Corrie's story is powerful, riveting, and emotional as she takes us on a journey through German-controlled Holland and beyond in the German concentration camps, shedding light on a rather painful subject that people often turn a blind eye to. What really was amazing for me was the fact that Corrie went on after the war to forgive all the people who had wronged her, even German camp guards and people who betrayed her. She is such an inspiration and role model for those of us who are Christians. Definitely an amazing book, something you can read over and over again.

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glenna14
May 12, 2015

If ever there was a book on compassion and turning the other cheek; this is it! The trials Corrie and her family suffer are deplorable at the hands of the Nazis. However, what she chooses to do after they end is what makes this book incredible. I still think of her sister being grateful for the fleas and why it really was a blessing to them.

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picklepepper26
Apr 14, 2015

This book is heart breaking, but even more so, breathtaking and beautiful! As Corrie perseveres through a German prison camp with God's strength, it oh so encouraging that Christians can believe in God's sovereignty. Our lives here on earth are terrible, whether in a German prison camp, or in a grueling math test. And it's only going to get worse. But Christians get to have another life. A life without death, sickness, poverty, or sin. And this belief is what got Corrie through prison camp. She knew that even if she died there, she would have a better life in eternity forever with her Savior, Jesus Christ, and other fellow believers, worshiping the One who loved her more than anything, or anybody, else.

A great read, very encouraging, and highly recommended!

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picklepepper26
Apr 14, 2015

Violence: There are very illustrative descriptions of the violence committed against the Jews and people in the prison camps.

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picklepepper26
Apr 14, 2015

Other: Corrie and her sister, Betsie, do stand naked in front of German soldiers.

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squinton
Jun 08, 2013

"Love is the strongest force in the world, and when it is blocked that means pain. There are two things we can do when this happens. We can kill the love so that it stops hurting. But then, of course, part of us dies, too. Or…we can ask God to open up another route for that love to travel…Whenever we cannot love in the old human way…God can give us the perfect way."

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squinton
Jun 08, 2013

"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God."

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