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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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Life changing

I wish every person on earth would read or listen to this incredible book. I believe it would soften our hearts and help us to show gratitude in every circumstance.

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One of my favorite books!

I have read and listened to this book since I was little. If you have never heard this story, please listen to it.

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  • Art Guzman
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  • 12-26-17

Unique story

Read many stories about the Holocaust and this one was unique as it spoke of Christian faith and its effect on those embroiled in terrible events. It was a different twist and I enjoyed it. The narrator did a great job as well.

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Incredibly uplifting

In spite of the subject matter you will be a MUCH better person for reading this book.

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Wake up call

What a humbling, moving, memoir of a concentration camp survivor who found freedom through forgiveness. Wow. Could we all triumph through tragedy through Gods strength?!

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very moving and hart ranching

very moving and hart ranching, one of the best books I've read this year are last year

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Difficult to understand reader.

I liked the story and I know it took place in Holland but half the time I thought she was saying Harlem. But maybe there is a Harlem, Holland.

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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!!