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The Hiding Place

by Corrie Ten Boom, John Scherrill

Random House Publishing Group | October 1, 1984 | Mass Market Paperbound

The Hiding Place is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
“I pray that God forgive them...”

Corrie Ten Boom stood naked with her older sister Betsie, watching a concentration camp matron beating a prisoner. “Oh, the poor woman,” Corrie cried. “Yes. May God forgive her,” Betsie replied. And, once again, Corrie realized that it was for the souls of the brutal Nazi guards that her sister prayed.

Both woman had been sent to the camp for helping the Jews. Christ’s Spirit and words were their guide; it was His persecuted people they tried to save—at the risk of their own lives; it was His strength that sustained them through times of profound horror.

Here is a book aglow with the glory of God and the courage of a quiet Christian spinster whose life was transformed by it. A story of Christ’s message and the courage woman who listened and lived to pass it along—with joy and triumph!

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 256 pages, 6.88 × 4.18 × 0.68 in

Published: October 1, 1984

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553256696

ISBN - 13: 9780553256697

Found in: History
Appropriate for ages: 12 - 17

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Remarkable Woman, Remarkable Story! This is one of the most remarkable stories I’ve ever read. The courage, the strength, and the amount of faith in God this woman possessed is truly inspiring. Corrie ten Boom and her family were prisoners of war during the German Occupation. Her father owned a watch shop and Corrie learned the intricacies of the watch repair from her father. When the occupation first began, Corrie became part of the underground in Holland and was hiding Jews in an upstairs room which was concealed behind a false wall. Eventually the Germans raided Corrie’s home and she, along with her father, sister Betsie and other family members were carted off to destinations unknown at the time. Eventually they ended up at Scheveningen and then after awhile to Ravensbruck where her father and Betsie died. Living in deplorable conditions with infestations of lice and fleas they also suffered horrendous over-crowding and smells that would upset even the strongest of stomachs. Through it all Corrie and Betsie never lost their faith in God and preached His teachings to the other woman prisoners as the truth and to provide hope in this crazy nightmare they were all suffering through. Corrie was eventually released on a “clerical error” and later found out the week after her release, the women of her barracks were taken to their deaths in the gas chambers. Upon Corrie’s return to Holland she opened a place of “renewal” in Darmstadt in 1946 for people to come too. Another home in Bloemendaal served ex-prisoners and other war victims exclusively until 1950 when it began to receive people in need of care from the population at large. In 1959 Corrie was part of a group that visited Ravensbruck which was then in East Germany, to honour Betsie and the 96,000 other women who died there. This is where Corrie learned that her own release had been a clerical error and that one week later all women her age were taken to the gas chamber. In 1968, Corrie ten Boom was 76-years-old and traveling non-stop in obedience to Betsie’s certainty that they must “tell people.” She traveled to 61 countries, including many “unreachable” ones on the other side of the iron curtain. In her mid 80’s, poor health forced an end to Corrie’s missionary journeys and she retired to a “retirement house” in Orange County, California provided by friends. She was bedridden and unable to speak during the last 5 years of her life and finally passed away at 11:00p.m. on her 91st birthday, April 15, 1983. What a legacy Corrie ten Boom has left behind. One of Corrie’s favourite quotes was: “Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for a future that only He can see.” This was one remarkable woman who led a remarkable life and is no doubt living a remarkable life in Heaven!
Date published: 2011-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Faith This book blew me away! Corrie and her family had such amazing faith!! They faced and went through the most unbelievable of trials during the Holocaust with kindness, dignity, respect, and unbelievable faith. I am sure I will read this book over and over again. This book was full of them retelling little miracles that happened. Just an awesome book. What more can I say...
Date published: 2006-07-30

– More About This Product –

The Hiding Place

by Corrie Ten Boom, John Scherrill

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 256 pages, 6.88 × 4.18 × 0.68 in

Published: October 1, 1984

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553256696

ISBN - 13: 9780553256697

From the Publisher

“I pray that God forgive them...”

Corrie Ten Boom stood naked with her older sister Betsie, watching a concentration camp matron beating a prisoner. “Oh, the poor woman,” Corrie cried. “Yes. May God forgive her,” Betsie replied. And, once again, Corrie realized that it was for the souls of the brutal Nazi guards that her sister prayed.

Both woman had been sent to the camp for helping the Jews. Christ’s Spirit and words were their guide; it was His persecuted people they tried to save—at the risk of their own lives; it was His strength that sustained them through times of profound horror.

Here is a book aglow with the glory of God and the courage of a quiet Christian spinster whose life was transformed by it. A story of Christ’s message and the courage woman who listened and lived to pass it along—with joy and triumph!

From the Jacket

Corrie Ten Boom stood naked with her older sister Betsie, watching a concentration camp matron beating a prisoner."Oh, the poor woman," Corrie cried."Yes. May God forgive her," Betsie replied. And, once again, Corrie realized that it was for the souls of the brutal Nazi guards that her sister prayed.
Here is a book aglow with the glory of God and the courage of a quiet Christian spinster whose life was transformed by it. A story of Christ''s message and the courageous woman who listened and lived to pass it along -- with joy and triumph!

About the Author

In the years since the closing chapter of this book, Corrie Ten Boom has traveled ceaselessly, carrying her message of triumphant living all over the world, especially behind the Iron Curtain. The author of devotional books treasured by millions, she is also a colorful, amusing speaker with a hold on young audiences that is but one of her many intriguing personal mysteries. This is the full story behind the faith that has touched and stirred and changed so many lives everywhere.

From Our Editors

This is the remarkable story of Corrie Ten Boom and her family who, at risk of their lives, followed the mandate of their Christian understanding by providing refuge to Jews marked for death by Nazi forces occupying the Netherlands during World War II.

Appropriate for ages: 12 - 17

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