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Publisher's Summary

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.

Critic Reviews

"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)

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  • Brenda
  • Dahlonega, GA, United States
  • 11-22-11

I've read this before but worth reading again.

These true stories need to be told.God will see his people thought if we keep our faith.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Sivan
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 09-05-14

Good Christian Inspiration, If You Need It...

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I skipped the first 2 or 3 chapters. The stories of her childhood did not interest me one bit. I found her family were an inspiration. I would have said this book was great if the author has not attributed everything good in her life to god. When it comes to holocaust books I'm most interested in hearing their rationalizations of their experiences. I've read "Night" and "Auschwitz", both of which I recommend over this book. The author continues to punch home how god provides yet she falls from bad situation to another. There is a disconnect between her message and what actually happens in her experiences.<br/><br/>I recommend this book to Christians who want to be inspired by the christian experiences of others. I can see how faith inspired the author to sustain her moral.

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Every person should read this book.

Every person and especially every Christian should read this book. Corrie and her family model the devotion to Jesus that I strive for. In reading this I was often embarrassed after hearing the way that corrie would react to the persecution that she faced and knowing that I would most likely not be as strong as she. Her relationship with Jesus was so personal, real, and sweet. Her life is a true inspiration.

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Amazing story of God’s love for all people.

These stories from Corrie Ten Boom are painfully touching and inspiring. I love how she weaves the story of her heroic life as if it was an ordinary life. After listening to this I want to be a better person in every way. Truly an amazing book!

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Beautifully inspiring

This is a story I’ve heard much about but had never read the book. It is the tragic tale of Corrie Ten Boom and her family, who were imprisoned by the Nazis in WWII. Their faith in Jesus sustained them through horrific conditions, which are described in the book, but always with a reminder of how God’s mercy saw them through. I cried in parts, but rejoiced with them at the goodness of God. This book helped me keep things in perspective. The trials I face seem so minimal in comparison to what millions suffered then. As sad as the story is, the ending is a beautiful testament to the resiliency of those who trusted and served the Lord. I loved this book and would listen again!!

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spiritually moving

for those who profess to be Christians, this is a must read on how to live a Christ-centered life.

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life changing

Hearing the story I read 40 yrs ago continues it's impact. I heard Corrie speak in the mid 1970s. Her life and story we're my first encounter with Jesus that changed my life.

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Life Changing Marvelous Book

This is the best book I️ have ever read. It showed me that my little problems are nothing compared to what Corrie ten Boom had to live through. It shows me that through the worst of life God will shine in the darkness, and he will open doors that I️ never knew where there. The Hiding Place reminds me that no matter what I️ go through I️ only God and faith to keep me in the joy of life.

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Inspiring

This is a long time favorite and this particular reading was artfully performed; bringing to life the words on the page.

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Excellent Reading of a Moving Story

This reading of the true story of Corrie Ten Boom was done very well. The reader spoke with a Dutch accent, bringing it more to life. Her voice inflections during dialog were well done, so that the distinction between the various people in any conversation was obvious. Her tone was jovial when the story called for it, but very serious when needed, also. She also read at a great speed. Overall, I would give her five stars and would definitely choose additional books narrated by Wanda McCaddon. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY