Sunday, August 9, 2009

Book Review: The Hiding Place

I just finished reading The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom. This amazing story of bravery and faithfulness has stirred my spirit!

Corrie ten Boom was an extraordinary Christian woman who helped hide and transport Jews during World War II in the underground resistance in Haarlem, Holland. She and her family were captured and imprisoned. She and her sister were the ones to make it to a Nazi termination camp. She and her sister refused to let hatred eat them up and chose to bless their captors and minister to those around them in the camp.

This book touched my heart in a special way. I could not put it down and cried, laughed, rejoiced, and anguished over each and every person in the book. I was so moved and have recommended it to many people so far. There are so many deep truths that her Father (both here on earth and her Heavenly Father) shared with her over this time of imprisonment.

She survived the termination camp to tell how God's grace and guidance saw her through. She became an amazing evangelist for the Lord, travelling worldwide to share God's love.

Her story has given me a deeper thirst for the Lord. I want to be so fervently seeking the Lord that I can forgive and love my enemies without question in my heart. It also has made me want to examine our current world situation and think about if it were to happen again in my lifetime. Some great things to ponder and seek the Lord about!

Wonderful book. Suggested to all!


  1. This book is a favorite with me as well. I'm still working on that forgiveness thing, but Corrie's story certainly challenges me.

    For whatever reason, I've always been fascinated by the holocaust. I only wish I didn't see so many similarities between our current condition and the years leading up to that terrible time in history.

    Isn't it amazing what people can endure?

  2. Amen Bonita! It is truly amazing.

    That time in history is definitely a prophetic picture of things to come.

    Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts. I really welcome them from such a great writer! I love your blog. It truly inspires me.

  3. I loved this book. If you like this, you'd probably like many of the other heros of the faith books. One of my other favorites is the story of George Mueller's life. A fiction book that rocked my world was Safely Home by Randy Alcorn. I agree that filling our minds with other people's God given courage is a good thing to strengthen our spirits when we live in a world moving away from God.