Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Hiding Place

Over the last year or so a few (at least 6) people have suggested that I read The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. I finally read it! It is the story of the Ten Boom family who lived in Haarlem, Holland during WWII. The family consisted of Casper, the elderly father, and his daughters, Betsie and Corrie. They were a Christian family and hid Jews in a special hiding place in their home. Eventually they were caught and sent to prison. Casper died quite soon afterwards. Betsie and Corrie were separated for a time, but eventually ended up back together when they were sent to the Ravensbruck Concentration Camp.


As with any war-time story there are many sad events in this book. But Corrie and Betsie's faith is so strong and encouraging that it changes this sad story into a very uplifting one. They experienced great love and amazing miracles as they tried hard to follow the teachings of Christ. I am so glad I read it. The Hiding Place shows that even in the most dire of circumstances, our Heavenly Father is mindful of us and will still answer our prayers and give us help. I happily recommend it!

5 comments:

cjh said...

Is that a new banner with the lilacs? Very nice!

an encourager said...

I love Corrie ten Boom!!! One of my all-time favorite books is Tramp For the Lord that she wrote after getting out of prison. There are about six of her books on my shelf, but Tramp is my fav. I'm so glad you chose to read Hiding Place. It's wonderful!

nanajohanna said...

Thanks Dear, I'll add it to my list of books to read.

Jen said...

This is one of my all-time favorites.

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

This is on my top ten list of favorite books. I think it is a must read for everyone!