The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

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We could do with a revival of The Hiding Place on American bookshelves. Not only does this story remind us that God is with us always but it shows where we may find ourselves, if we do not heed His will.


"Every experience God gives us . . . is the perfect preparation for the future only He can see."--Corrie ten Boom

Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker who became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler's concentration camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the twentieth century. In World War II she and her family risked their lives to help Jews and underground workers escape from the Nazis, and for their work they were tested in the infamous Nazi death camps. Only Corrie among her family survived to tell the story of how faith ultimately triumphs over evil.

Here is the riveting account of how Corrie and her family were able to save many of God's chosen people. For 35 years millions have seen that there is no pit so deep that God's love is not deeper still. Now The Hiding Place, repackaged for a new generation of readers, continues to declare that God's love will overcome, heal, and restore.

"A groundbreaking book that shines a clear light on one of the darkest moments of history."--Philip Yancey, author, The Jesus I Never Knew

"Ten Boom's classic is even more relevant to the present hour than at the time of its writing. We . . . need to be inspired afresh by the courage manifested by her family."--Jack W. Hayford, president, International Foursquare Church; chancellor, The King's College and Seminary

"The Hiding Place is a classic that begs revisiting. Corrie ten Boom lived the deeper life with God. Her gripping story of love in action will challenge and inspire you!"--Joyce Meyer, best-selling author and Bible teacher

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The late Corrie ten Boom is the author of Reflections of God's Glory, Letters from Prison, and In My Father's House. She also wrote the beloved international bestseller, The Hiding Place. Made into a movie by the same name, The Hiding Place portrays her family's efforts to hide Jews during the German occupations of The Netherlands during World War II, and of how God sustained Corrie through the atrocities of a concentration camp after she and her family were captured by the Nazis. Upon her release and until her death in1983, Corrie traveled the world, preaching the gospel to the lost and encouraging the church with her message of love, faith, and forgiveness.
Published January 1, 2006 by Chosen Books. 273 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Religion & Spirituality, Travel, War, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Erin Collazo Miller on Apr 30 2014

For those who are Christians, The Hiding Place is a story that can strengthen one's faith. For those who are not, this is still a piece of history that is worth adding to your library of Holocaust literature.

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Reviewed by Julie Davis on Apr 13 2011

We could do with a revival of The Hiding Place on American bookshelves. Not only does this story remind us that God is with us always but it shows where we may find ourselves, if we do not heed His will.

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Reviewed by C. Peter Chen on Jun 05 2012

Her book The Hiding Place, however, did not shine. Although it offered a first-person view of the darkest time in modern history and offered an inspiring message, the book was not up to par when compared with other titles in the genre.

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Reviewed by Sarbelle18 on Apr 30 2014

The reason why The Hiding Place is one of my favorite books is because the Ten Boom family shows courage even when faced with challenges.

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Reviewed by Jageuar on Mar 30 2011

Please praise Corrie Ten Boom for her uplifting book The Hiding Place and for hope that will stay with her and her readers more than just a life time.

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Reviewed by Shawn B. on Apr 20 2007

While some may view the account as overtly optimistic and full of hope, the story certainly does not diminish the pain and suffering endured by those persecuted, including many members of the Ten Boom family, in the concentration camps during the Holocaust.

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Reviewed by ricklibrarian on Dec 13 2013

Seventy years after the events, ten Boom's classic memoir still resonates and can encourage people facing injustice. Luckily for us, it is still easily found in bookstores and libraries.

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Reviewed by audreybarnett on Mar 04 2013

This book is completely AMAZING. It is the best nonfiction book I have ever read. Usually nonfiction books are a bit boring, but this book was action-packed and suspenseful.

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Reviewed by Vicki Tillman on May 02 2011

This book is an inspiring story of God’s triumph in heinous times. It tells that God’s grace is so profound that He forgives and even loves murderers. If God can love a Nazi, shouldn’t we love “that annoying guy at classes”?

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