At one time, Corrie ten Boom would have laughed at the idea that she had a story to tell. For the first 50 years of her life, nothing out of the ordinary ever happened to her. She was a spinster watchmaker living contentedly with her sister and their elderly father in the tiny house over their shop in Haarlem. Their uneventful days, as regulated as their own watches, revolved around their abiding love for one another.
But with the Nazi invasion and occupation of Holland, everything changed. Corrie ten Boom and her family became leaders in the Dutch underground, hiding Jewish people in their home in a specially built room and aiding their escape from the Nazis. For their pains, all but Corrie found death in a concentration camp.
Here is a story aglow with the glory of God and the courage of a quiet Christian whose life was transformed by it.
©1971 Corrie ten Boom and John and Elizabeth Sherrill (P)1993 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"Wanda McCaddon does great credit to the writers of this true story. Her emotional control makes the tension and horror of the family’s plight more real and hideous. The listener is left with a story of extraordinary humanity, goodness and overwhelming love." (AudioFile)
Incredible truth written
The wisdom and truth about God's interaction and relationship to us in this life.
I cried at the beauty of the revelations of God given to us to help us in this life, and I cried at the horror of man's inhumanity to mankind. It takes a person to put hands and feet to the enemy's plans just as the Body of Christ, God's people, are Lord's hands and feet.
A must read for all!
This book ranks extremely high on my list.
The fleas! When Corrie and Betsie entered their last barracks, in the camp where Betsie would pass away, they were assaulted by fleas. Betsie insisted on giving thanks for everything about the camp. Corrie reluctantly agreed to give thanks for the fleas. You must read the book to learn the blessings wrought by the fleas!
Betsie was perfect. Corrie was my favorite because she was more real to me.
Gifts in the darkness.
Perfect holiday reading. If you need uplifting, or lessons in appreciating your given situation, believe it or not, this holocaust memoir is IT.
Inspirational to hear how she made the best of a bad situation.
I didn't care for the narrator.
A Test of Faith
Not sure about the narrator. I think someone else could have been chosen.
There are so many books about the Holocaust, but this one holds its own and stands out among the rest. Corrie's storytelling-like writing style and her inspiring recount of her involvement with hiding Jews during WWII makes this one hard to stop listening to.
The narration is wonderful and contributes well to the story.
This was written by a Christian and had a very religious outlook. This is fine and people who enjoy religious books would probably enjoy that. However, I was looking more for a nonreligious historical account of the time and place she described.
Profesionl, hard working woman who travels weekly, enjoys life. My best Friends are Michael and Scooter. Nonfiction books are the best!
I can't, there is too much going on to sum it up in three words. I only pray that if I am ever faced with decissions like these I will do the right thing.
Of course the sisters
Good narratior liked listening to her
Could have been
I love true stories. love human challenges, this is a book you will want to read
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