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)
This book was filled with practical examples of love Bing the Lord and neighbors in the most trying circumstances. It is a book of victory in gruesome circumstances and forgiveness in the face of towering evil.
"evil wins when good men do nothing "quote
the gravity of what they went but the narrator made made it sound like a walk in the park she was annoying she would be good in a chick flick but not on this subject.
Let's get down to business! My car is my educational hot spot. Plug in a book and let's go!
Corrie was a wonderful storyteller. This book begged to be listened to! The words chosen were delightful and well picked. The reader, well picked for retelling the TenBoom tale. I felt drawn into the story and dangers as the family met everyone with love. It made me want to be like them in their compassionate ways.
I finish this story with great feelings that God provides in all circumstances, as the sisters had shown through every chapter.
A deeply moving account of lives given over to love and the power of love to overcome even the darkest depravity and sin. Beautifully read by Nadia May.
Narration of this book was amazing. I felt as if I walked side by side the characters. The book itself was a rollercoaster of emotion; but in the end a wonderfully uplifting story of love and faith in the face of evil. Please read/listen to this book!!
This is the hauntingly beautiful story of Corrie. And much more importantly, it is the story of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, whose love is still available for the asking. Just for the asking.
This is a timeless book but one which provides a much needed perspective in this tumultuous 2016 Presidential election.
I read The Hiding Place many years ago, probably soon after it was first published. I could still remember some of its shocking contents, especially regarding the concentration camp where Corrie Ten Boom was housed. But I had forgotten the descriptions of her loving and happy family in Holland before the war and of the important part she had played.
You do not have to be a Christian believer to enjoy this book but you do need to be open to accepting the beliefs of others. Don't argue with the contents; just let it sweep you into family's extraordinary experiences.
couldn't stop listening. it's an incredible story that reaches through time and circumstances. heart wrenching and yet uplifting. a must read/listen. I wil listen to it again for the life lessons it teaches.
But I challenge all to listen to this book. If you think that somehow we, in the 21st century, are immune to committing inhumane atrocities simply because we are enlightened, I think you have an overly elevated opinion of our frail human nature. We are living off the fumes of godliness in a post-christian world. People still want to do what they see as good, but are willing to commit the most heinous evils to achieve their ends. Please don't get indignant at what I have written, just read or listen to this book.
The reading by Wanda McCaddon is superb!
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